Police dog training
The Police University College’s Police Dog Training Centre trains dog handlers, who then train police dogs. Each year, 12 patrol dog handlers and 2–4 specialist dog handlers begin their training.
Police dog handlers, just like other police officers, first complete the basic police education at the Police University College. Before an officer can apply for dog handler studies, they must first work as a police officer for at least two years after completing their basic police education. Experience of working in both uniformed duties and investigation duties is desirable.