The four new canine recruits were officially “sworn in” to the VPD on January 13 by Chief Const. Adam Palmer.
PSD Ghost, Cash, Dak and Solo are all German Shepherds and graduated from the intensive 16-week VPD training and dog handling course. They have now joined the other active Canine Unit teams.
Originating in 1957, the Vancouver Police Canine Unit is the oldest municipal police dog unit in Canada. If you haven’t yet, we recommend you follow them on Twitter @VPDCanine
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