Whilst you might be used to seeing police vehicles darting around on blue lights, there’s probably less chance that you have seen police dogs running around with them.
However, that could soon change!
Most of the jobs which police dog handlers deal with tends to happen after dark.
For example, chasing suspects who might have been involved in a burglary.
Or trying to find the driver of a vehicle who has ‘decamped’ following a vehicle pursuit.
Spotting police dogs at night can be hard, especially if you are a motorist or a homeowner who, all of a sudden, finds a police dog tracking someone through your garden or
But with some flashing blue LEDs, then police dogs could be better seen and could be less likely to be mistaken for a domestic dog that is ‘running away’ from
A tweet shared on the Northants Police Dog Section included a short video of PD Harper wearing some rather fancy blue and red flashing LEDs, although, there was no sign of any sirens.
Not yet anyway.
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