Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Police teams triumph at the Patrol and Detector Dog Champs

Police teams triumph at the Patrol and Detector Dog Championships



Senior Constable Ben O’Connor and Ox


Patrol dog teams from around New Zealand competed for national honours at the New Zealand Police Dog Centre at Trentham this week. They were joined by six of the best narcotic detector dog teams from Police, Corrections and Customs and the top five explosive detector dog teams from Police, Aviation Security Service and Customs.

Wellington Police dog Ox and his handler Senior Constable Ben O’Connor are this year's national police patrol dog champions and winners of the Frank Riley Cup for highest marks overall.

Senior Constable O’Connor, who also won the title in 2007 with patrol dog Utah, credits his success this year to Ox bringing his best on game day and not being phased by anything.

Tasman’s Senior Constable Pete Greenland with his dog Gruff are the runner's up.

Constable Cam Gunn and Zyger from Hawkes Bay were third overall and won Commissioners Challenge Cup for obedience. They also took out the Monaghan Trophy & Bev Labourn-Moynhan Memorial Cup for Highest Marks in Heel Work Exercise.

Senior Constable Max Spedding and Buck from Rotorua took out fourth place with the Christchurch team of Senior Constable Gary Donnelly and Blaze fifth.

Senior Constable Bruce Lamb and his dog Mylo from Christchurch won the Alan Symes Cup for the narcotic detector dog title, and the 'Customs Cup' for the highest marks in locating white powders.

This year's top explosive detector dog champion team and winner of the Aviation Security Shield is Aviation Security Officer Harvey Jefferies and ‘Shadow’ from Auckland who defended their title from last year.

Full results: Patrol Dogs
• 1st place and the Frank Riley Cup for ‘Highest Marks Overall – Senior Constable Ben O’Connor and Ox, Wellington
• 2nd place – Senior Constable Pete Greenland and Gruff, Tasman
• 3rd place and the Commissioners Challenge Cup for Highest Marks Obedience’ and Monaghan Trophy & Bev Labourn-Moynhan Memorial Cup for Highest Marks Heel Work Exercise - Constable Cam Gunn and Zyger, Hawkes Bay.
• 4th place – Senior Constable Max Spedding and Buck, Rotorua
• 5th place – Senior Constable Gary Donnelly and Blaze, Christchurch
• 6th place and the Williams Rose Bowl for Criminal Work Disciplines – Senior Constable Dave Robison and Issac, Whakatane.
• 7th place - Constable Shane Chambers and Bax, Whanganui
• 8th place and the Colin Guppy Trophy for highest marks in tracking – Senior Constable Tim Radcliffe and Quinn, Christchurch
• 9th place - Constable Chay Andrews and Nasa, Auckland
• 10th place - Senior Constable Sue Burridge and Hades, Wellington
• 11th place - Senior Constable Bill Birrell and Hawk, Auckland
• 12th place - Constable Tony Harris and Buddy, Auckland

Full results: Narcotic Detector Dogs
• 1st place and the Alan Symes Cup for the narcotic detector dog title, and the 'Customs Cup' for the highest marks in locating white powders - Senior Constable Bruce Lamb and Mylo, Christchurch
• 2nd place - Senior Constable Phillip Taylor and Murphy, Bay of Plenty.
• 3rd place - Corrections Officer Nic Rongokea and Ben, Central Region.
• 4th place - Corrections Officer John Sharp and Aysa, Northern Region
• 5th place - Senior Customs Officer Debbie Baldock and Jerry, Wellington.
• 6th place - Customs Officer Andrew Bond and Rajax, Auckland.

Full results: Explosive Detector Dogs
• 1st place and winner of the Aviation Security Shield - AVSEC Officer Harvey Jefferies and Shadow, Auckland.
• 2nd place - AVSEC Officer Dean Owens and Nell, Wellington.
• 3rd place - Senior Constable Hamish Todd and Cindy, Wellington.
• 4th Place - AVSEC Officer Martin Thornley and Jade, Christchurch.
• 5th place - Senior Customs Officer Blair Ridgley and Isla, Auckland.

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election