Police Dogs Aggie, Una and Bernie are hanging up their leashes.
The dedicated dogs have a combined 22 years of service – that’s 150 in dog years! – and between them they’ve conducted more than 2800 drug searches and detected over $45 millon worth of drugs.
“The expert skills of Police Dogs Aggie, Una and Bernie have made a significant contribution to drug detection in Tasmania – screening mail, baggage, people, vehicles, buildings, and freight for the scent of illicit drugs such as cannabis, cocaine and amphetamines,” said Assistant Commissioner Rob Blackwood.
“Aggie, Una and Bernie have done our service proud, and on behalf of Tasmania Police, I hope they all enjoy many relaxing days in their forever homes.”
In retirement, Una will stay with her current handler; Bernie will remain with his current handler with plans to transition to a welfare dog role for Tasmania Police; and Aggie has been adopted by a currently serving police officer and their family.