RETIRED POLICE DOG EDDIE
#RPDEddie is an 11 and half year old Springador.
#RPDEddie was kindly donated to Gwent Police by a local family in 2009, and after passing his suitability tests was paired with his handler. He then passed his initial course and became a licensed drugs dog capable of locating drugs, cash, firearms and ammunition.
He retired in early 2020.
#RPDEddie was renowned for taking life at his own pace but possessed a massive appetite for work (and mischief!).
He enjoyed a tremendously successful career, locating massive amounts of cash and drugs.
#RPDEddie has worked alongside two General Purpose Dogs (#RPDKenny and #RPDNoah) during his time, collecting the award for “Team of the year” on several occasions.
A highlight of his career was working at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, where he was tasked to search Wembley Stadium for the semi-finals and finals of the football.
#RPDEddie has remained with his handler and family, and now enjoys reeking havoc around the house with his old work mate #RPDNoah.