2007 – 05/10/2020
Served 2009 – 2016
Handler PC Jones
Joe, or Joseph to his handler, were a formidable team resulting in numerous prisoners over a very successful career.
Joe retired in 2016 along with his handler and enjoyed his retirement to the max.
Joe will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.
11/2005 – 08/2018
Served 09/2007 – 12/2015
Handler PC Thorne
Ziggy was Gwent first Bitch police dog and PC Thorne’s first dog, she was a GSD/ Malanois cross.
Ziggy excelled at all aspects of GP work and was selected as one of the first Firearms Support Dogs within Gwent Police, she also supported South Wales Police.
Ziggy was a popular dog and along with PC Thorne consistently located and detained prisoners, she also had an awesome reputation for defending her handler.
Ziggy and PC Thorne were regular participants of In Force and Regional Trials and in 2011 were successful in representing Gwent in the National Police Dog Trails which were held in Surrey. They had a credible top 10 result.
Ziggy was retired in Dec 2015 and lived with her handler and his family until after a short illness she passed away in August 2018.
She is very much missed PC Thorne, his family, all who knew her and especially her kennel mate RPD Bewt.