Welcome to the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit Website
With 27 dog handlers, two Sergeants and their charges responding to a range of incidents from searching for a missing person to tracking down a burglar – The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Dog Unit plays a vital role in the fight against crime.
Today the Unit has 27 dog handlers who provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, patrolling with their dogs within Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.
Each officer handles a German Shepherd or similar breed which is trained to track offenders following the trail left by a criminal on the ground. They search for people in buildings and open areas, search for property, chase and detain offenders and protect their handler and other officers in dangerous situations.
Three Beds and Herts Police dogs - Tyler, Ted and Storm - are all on the popular social networking site Facebook® and you can become 'fans' of them and follow their activities.