16 October 2014 14:12
Warwickshire’s Longest Serving Police Dog Gets Top Prize At Awards Ceremony
Warwickshire Police’s longest serving police dog Jake and his handler PC Andy Crouch were celebrated last night (15th October) for their outstanding contribution to policing.
They were recognised by the Police and Crime Commissioner, Ron Ball who gifted the 12 year old Springer Spaniel a new collar with a medal for his achievements and for protecting the people of Warwickshire from harm.
Andy and Jake have together uncovered an estimated £4.5 million in illegal drugs, an assault rifle, a shotgun and 13 ammunition hides.
Police dog Jake has now retired after 10 years of service and has gone to live with Andy and his family at his home in rural Leicestershire.
Ron Ball, Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner said:
‘Jake has made an incredible contribution to policing during his sterling ten year career in the force, helping the force crack down on drugs, firearms, ammunition, as well as tracking down £650,000 in cash.
‘He thoroughly deserves this award, and we hope he has an enjoyable retirement.’