We have the second largest dog holding of any Police Force in the UK. If you were to join this section, you’d have a specialist role in which the team is trained to operate in a diverse range of deployments. All dog teams are trained and licensed in accordance with ACPO and Police Scotland standards commensurate with the role performed. This ranges from the General Purpose Police Dog to the Tactical Firearms Support Dog in support of firearms operations. It also encompasses specialist search dogs that can indicate the presence of elements such as explosives and drugs. All our dog teams undergo regular refresher training and are assessed to ensure they remain operationally compliant.