Monday, April 26, 2010

First British Police Dogs

The First Metropolitan Police-dogs”

Published in The Illustrated London News, 1938

Front cover photograph showing two London policemen with the first Metropolitan police-dogs in 1938, thirty years after the first dogs were used by the North Eastern Railway Police to patrol Hull docks. The two labradors were introduced in Peckham to accompany constables on lonely beats, for carrying messages back to the station and tracking suspects.

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