Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson has today confirmed that a Police Dog Unit for Tamworth is on track for January next year.


Mr Anderson said following the announcement of a permanent Police Dog Unit position for the Oxley Local Area Command in January, recruitment and training processes have been undertaken.


“I have spoken with Superintendent Clint Pheeney and Assistant Commissioner Geoff McKechnie this week, who have informed me that all is on track.  


“Applicants for the position have been assessed, the most appropriate person selected, and that person is currently undergoing the necessary training for the position.


“Following the expected schedule of training, a fully trained, operational Unit is expected to be on the ground in January. 


“The community asked for this Police Dog Unit, I have fought hard for it, and I want to keep the community updated on its progress.


“Our communities have a right to feel safe in their homes and when they are out and about, and our police deserve the best resources to ensure they can continue to do a fantastic job in our region.


“The Police Dog Unit is a great thing that will benefit not only the Oxley Local Area Command, but also Barwon and New England Local Area Commands.” Mr Anderson concluded.


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