Durham Constabulary's BikeWise event will be held this year at the new Aykley Heads Police HQ.
The Dog Support Unit has been invited to do a display again so you can come along & see the working dogs in action.
There will be a PawsUp stand where you can come and meet some of the team to find out more about the fund, how it can help retired dogs, how YOU can possibly re-home a police dog & of course purchase PawsUp merchandise!
To find out more about BikeWise you can visit the website BikeWise.org.uk - The event listing for this year is also here:
Naturally(!) we have a BikeWise photo gallery where you can see photos of our displays from over the years - click on the link below.
Hope we see you all there!
Nero now has his own page in the pre-paws up section of our website & it can be viewed by clicking here.
Mr Arthur Anderson & his Granddaughter attended the public open day of our new Police HQ at Aykley Heads. There is a photo album for the day which can be viewed via the Galleries page.
Archie the springer spaniel has become a blood hound.
Stressed out by his job as a sniffer dog with the force, the four-year-old retired from active service earlier this year to live with new owners on Tyneside.
Now fully recovered and back on top form Archie is officially registered as a canine blood donor.
After he was given a clean bill of health, his owners responded to an advert in his vet’s surgery appealing for voluntary donors.
In the finest traditions of Durham Constabulary Archie agreed to put his best paw forward.
Archie is shown in the picture being handed over to his new owners - John and Denise Parker, in March this year.
John and Denise are involved with 'Husky Rescue' and regularly attend our DogWise events. This year they brought Archie with them, and it was great to see him back to full health and clearly enjoying his retirement.
Mike was born in York and joined the Metropolitan Police in 1988.
He became one of the youngest in service officers to be given his own 'patch', and served on the Divisional Crime Squad, Murder Squad and TSG (Riot Police). He transferred to North Yorkshire Police in 1997 as he missed the countryside.. and fly fishing !
He became a rural beat officer, and eventually, a wildlife officer.
In 2005 he starred in the BBC's 'Country Cops' and was inspired to write about his adventures in the North Yorks force. Mike left the Police in 2007 to become a professional author, and his first book ''Now Then Lad'' smashed the Daily Mail's book club record, following it's serialisation in the newspaper.
Four other best selling books have followed.. ''You're coming with me lad'', ''Not on my patch lad'', ''Just the job'', and recently released ''Up beat down dale''.
Mike's books were picked as the Radio 4 'Book of the week'.
Mike served nearly twenty years in the Police, during which he became one of the highest commended officers. Following the UK riots in 2011 he has become a key spokesman on current policing issues in the UK, giving extensive interviews on on national UK radio and television, and giving extensive interviews on 'all things policing' for the BBC, ITV and SKY news. He is also an excellent after dinner speaker.
Mike has just finished his latest works ''Pannett's Yorkshire'', a photographic book due to be released in hard back on October 1st this year. Future works will include his childhood memoirs and his Metropolitan policing time.
He has recently assisted various government agencies acting as a 'consultant' and is currently working with SEPURA Ltd looking at innovative ideas and efficiency within critical communications for policing.
Mike lives with his wife Ann, who is still a serving Police officer, and their three children, in a small village in the shadow of the North Yorkshire moors. (And ''Henry''.. Mike's springer spaniel, and one of the stars of his books !)
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