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April 02, 2011

Retiring dog handler farewelled by minister

While visiting the South Dunedin station, she spent time saying farewell and thanks to retiring police dog section chief Sergeant Trevor Bolt.

Sgt Bolt (52) is working out the last days of a 35-year career as a police officer, 25 of them as a dog handler.
Having entered police training as a 17-year-old, Sgt Bolt said he knew, after three years as a general duties constable, he wanted a job that kept him on the front line.

He settled on becoming a dog handler, despite never having owned a dog in his life.
After another six years of "maturing" on the beat in Dunedin, he finally landed a job with the Dunedin dogs team, and has been in charge of the five-man team since 2004. MORE>>

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