Meet Essex’s new police dogs Maverick and Goose

Maverick and Goose. Picture: ESSEX POLICE

Maverick and Goose. Picture: ESSEX POLICE - Credit: Archant

Two German shepherd puppies are the latest recruits at Essex Police - watch them in action here.

Essex Police are currently training two new members of their dog team.

Maverick and Goose, who are five months old, are beginning their training at Sandon to become general purpose police dogs.

The pair have been placed with volunteer puppy walkers who will look after the dogs for around 12 months.

Puppy walkers are encouraged to introduce the dogs to a variety of surroundings including train stations, airports and town centres to help develop their skills and expose them to busy environments.

The dogs will also attend the training school once a month in the run up to their 12 week course which commences in January 2019.

During this time, they will be taught to follow a track or scent over various kinds of terrain and search for people or property which maybe hidden.

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Once qualified the dogs will be used all over Essex.

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