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Staffordshire police welcome Rugeley competition winer

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 23, 2014

Marc Dixon with his new police pals

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A LUCKY Rugeley youngster spent a day behind the scenes with Staffordshire Police after winning a competition.

Marc Dixon, 8, from Armitage, Rugeley, won a day with dog handlers and police dogs following a competition he entered during the force’s open day at the end of June.

Marc was accompanied by his father Michael for a day at the Weston Road Headquarters meeting police dogs and finding out how they are trained and their contributions to police work.

Sergeant Rich Cope, PC Karen Bloor, PC Steve Cartlidge, PC John Maunders and PC Steve Smith looked after Marc for an action packed day of exercises and technique learning, with the help of dogs Tizzy, Brooke, George and Nash.

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Sergeant Rich Cope, who co-ordinated the day said “Marc was a worthy winner who showed a brilliant aptitude towards dog training. He was very enthusiastic and it was obvious he has a genuine fondness of dogs. I look forward to perhaps welcoming him into the dog-handling team in years to come.”

Marc said: “I’ve really enjoyed the day and could not have wished for a better one”.

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