Saturday @ 12:30, Sunday @ 12:30
Some of the world’s most highly trained dogs are employed by the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Service Teams. After endless hours of training with their office partners it’s almost like they can read their partner’s minds as they form a cohesive team. Come out and see just what they do, day in and day out, to protect us and how brilliantly they do it. Later drop by the Abbotsford police foundation booth to find out what you can do to help support these incredible dogs while on the job and into retirement with their officer team mates.
Team Members- the RCMP handlers in the Lower Mainland have Integrated with Abbotsford, Delta, New Westminster, and Port Moody dog handlers to form the Lower Mainland Integrated Police Dog Services. The unit consists of approximately 48 dog handlers and provides services throughout the Lower Mainland from Pemberton down through to Boston Bar with the exception of Vancouver and West Vancouver. The dogs are trained in tracking, criminal apprehension, to search for narcotics/explosives, missing persons, and to locate evidence in general. The dogs are also trained to assist specialized sections in the LMD including the Emergency Response Team and Tactical Response Team. Further to that, some of our dog teams specialize in the avalanche profile as well as the HRD profile. The teams are very busy serving the Lower Mainland.
History of the RCMP Police Dog Services….
Police Dog Service was established in 1935. The Police Dog Service Training Centre has been located near Innisfail, Alberta since 1965. Our pups are named each year with a letter of the alphabet, this year all the born in 2019 will start with the letter “M”. The Name the Puppy contest allows children across Canada to help name our police dogs.