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Police force takes on first ever Staffordshire Bull Terrier recruit

A new four-legged crime fighter could soon be on the streets of Lichfield and Burntwood.

New Staffordshire Police recruit Cooper

New Staffordshire Police recruit Cooper

Staffordshire Police have taken in Cooper from an RSPCA animal centre in Taunton and will now undergo six to eight weeks of training.

Although the force’s name might suggest otherwise, the two-year-old is the first ever Staffordshire Bull Terrier taken on in the county.

Cooper’s trainer, John Maunders from the Staffordshire Police Dog Support Unit, said: “He’s got a long way to go yet though and the standard of training is extremely high.

“But if he passes with flying colours, Cooper will specialise in helping officers search for drugs, firearms and cash.”

People can follow Cooper’s progress on his very own Twitter account @PoliceDogCooper.

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  1. scolbydoo

    29th April, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    What an ugly creature inside and out. Most defective dog breed ever and we’re going to waste time/effort/money for training–exactly who is behind this?

  2. Rob

    29th April, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    It’s a shame for Staffies that they’re the go-to breed for the housing-estate chav’s and the dog-fighting scum from the metropolitan hell-holes.

  3. Darryl Godden

    30th April, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    I’m with Scolby sadly, I know people like these breeds, but for me they are particularity ugly and, despite efforts by owners who clearly love them, seem to be bad tempered.