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

Patience: Drive Safe

Be patient before passing is the AA's message for drivers this Labour weekend.

"People taking crazy risks to get past other vehicles is one of the most dangerous things on the road,” says AA spokesperson Dylan Thomsen.

“The weather is looking good for the long weekend so the roads will be busy. Unfortunately, that also increases the chances of people getting frustrated and trying a risky passing manoeuvre. When they get past, there will probably be more traffic up ahead anyway so it won’t get people there faster.” More>>

 
 

Parliament Today:

Employment Relations Bill: Govt Strains To Get Tea Break Law Through

The Government has been left with egg on its face - failing to get its much-vaunted, but hugely unpopular, meal break law passed in the first week of its new term, Labour spokesperson on Labour Issues Andrew Little says. More>>

ALSO:

Guns: Police Association Call To Arm Police Full Time

"The new minister gave his view, that Police do not need to be armed, while standing on the forecourt of parliament. The dark irony was that the interview followed immediately after breaking news of a gunman running amok in the Canadian parliament in Ottawa..." More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State

Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Shell And Todd Caught Drilling Without Approval

Multi-national oil company Shell’s New Zealand arm and local energy giant Todd Energy have breached the new law governing New Zealand’s Exclusive Economic Zone, the Environmental Protection Authority says in an Oct. 10 document released by the Green Party. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney

We’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations… More>>

ALSO:

PM Of Many Hats: Questions, No Answers On Whale Oil

Dr RUSSEL NORMAN (Co-Leader – Green) to the Prime Minister: How many times since November 2008 has he spoken with blogger Cameron Slater on the phone and how many times, if any, has he texted him?
Rt Hon JOHN KEY (Prime Minister): None in my capacity as Prime Minister. More>>

ALSO:

Aussie Investigation Dropped: Call On Minister McCully To Pursue The Case Of Balibo Five

West Papua Action is deeply concerned at the lack of any clear outcome from the Australian Federal Police inquiry into the 1975 deaths of the ‘Balibo Five’ including NZ journalist Gary Cunningham. More>>

ALSO:

'Feed The Kids' Bill: Metiria Turei To Lead Fight On Feeding Hungry Children

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei is urging all political parties to support the Feed the Kids Bill which she inherited today from Mana leader Hone Harawira. More>>

ALSO:

Parliament Today: State Opening Of Parliament

The House sat at 10.30am on Tuesday before MPs were summoned to hear the Speech from the Throne in the Legislative Council Chamber. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news