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Boxgrove School Welcomes Detective Dogs

Published on: 3 Jul, 2021
Updated on: 3 Jul, 2021

Retired dog handler Nigel with two sleuth-hounds.

There was great excitement at Boxgrove Primary School last month when every year group got to meet Nigel, a retired dog handler and some Surrey Police dogs. 

Some of the dogs were retired and some are still being trained-up to start their careers sniffing out crime.  The Boxgrove pupils learnt all about how amazing the dogs sense of smell is and about how long it takes to fully train them.

Surrey and Sussex Police Dog Training School is internationally recognised, and train and supply specifically trained dogs to countries all over the world.  The earliest record of dogs being used by the Surrey Police was during the First World War when a prisoner of war camp was established at Frith Hill, Frimley.

Headteachers Alison Fitch and Rebecca Stacey said: “We want to say a big thank you to the Surrey Police for letting Nigel and the dogs come and visit us at Boxgrove.  The children absolutely loved their visit and learnt a lot about policing and dogs!”

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