Police Birmingham 2022 pups ready for mascot duty - The Solihull Observer
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19th Aug, 2022

Police Birmingham 2022 pups ready for mascot duty

Sarah Mason 29th Jul, 2022

WEST MIDLANDS Police’s youngest recruits will be heading to Birmingham 2022.

The force’s Commonwealth Games Mascots Jaffa, Dodger and Bourbon from the biscuit litter will be at various fan zones and events along with their mum Biscuit during the Games.

The three six-month-old Cocker Spaniels will also be visiting the athlete’s village so that they can spend some of their downtime with the puppies and learn more about the vital role police dogs play in protecting the public.

Police dogs and their handlers from up and down the country will be supporting West Midlands Police with the policing operation, with some having come from the force’s own Breed Scheme Development Programme in Balsall Common.

Anyone heading to any of the events during the Games and happen to see the little mascots are encouraged to say hello, take some photos and to tag the police in them.

Breed scheme manager, Dave Raymond, said: “We’re really excited to be supporting the policing operation for the Games and as always at major events, our dogs and their handlers will be there along with lots of other officers to keep everyone safe.

“But we will also have our three little mascots and their mum Biscuit visiting and we really want them to get as much out of their visits as possible. It really helps with their development.

“So if you do see them, please say hello as it really helps develop their social skills that will be vital for their development in becoming furry crime fighters in the future.”

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