Tweed cops to get dog squad
TWEED police have a new best friend.
NSW Police and the state government announced Wednesday morning that the Tweed will get a dog squad.
NSW police minister Michael Gallacher launched the NSW Police Force Dog Unit Regionalisation program at the Coffs Harbour showground.
Each handler will have a general purpose dog to assist police with apprehending offenders and a detection dog.
Seven dog-and-handler teams will be stationed in local area commands, including Tweed/Byron, Richmond, Coffs/Clarence, Mid North Coast, Orana, Wagga Wagga and New England.