Work has started on a major building project to upgrade and modernise Nottinghamshire’s Dogs Unit.
The county’s ‘canine cops’ will be able to enjoy brand new kennels when work is completed on the project in the next few months.
Announcing the launch of the building work, police and crime commissioner Paddy Tipping said: “Police dogs are an essential asset to investigation teams, helping to track criminals, sniff out illegal materials, search buildings and locate missing people.
“Without their advanced sensory skills, vital leads would never be found.
“It’s only right that these hard-working members of the police family receive the best facilities to rest from their crime-fighting adventures.
“Animal welfare is a high priority for the force and its many dog handlers,” added Mr Tipping.