Police Dog Rosie continues to secure good results for Northamptonshire
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PD Rosie is Northamptonshire Police’s Digital Evidence Detection dog and since she was licensed, has secured some fantastic results for the Force.
Our “digi-dog” for short, PD Rosie’s capabilities are extensive and alongside her handler, PC Sam Clark, she is trained to search for devices containing memory and storage including USB sticks, SD Cards, digital cameras, Go Pro and head mounted cameras, hard drives, sim cards, laptops, tablets, mobile phones, car keys fobs, sat navs and more.
Dogs like PD Rosie are able to sniff out the chemical compounds in electronics of all shapes and sizes making them invaluable to an organisation in which digital evidence can be key to securing a charge and conviction.
Since PD Rosie started working with PC Clark in November 2022, she has supported officers from across the Force on a variety of jobs and secured some great results, including -
In January 2023, PD Rosie located two concealed mobile phones as part of a rape investigation which assisted in the remand application of the suspect.
In February 2023, PD Rosie was requested by CID to search a route for a victim’s outstanding mobile phone which was suspected to contain video evidence of a robbery offence. A search by officers was completed and the item was not recovered however PD Rosie found the device after searching for 45 minutes by the side of the A428.
In March 2023, PD Rosie assisted the Northampton Neighbourhood Policing Team with a warrant whereby she located a County Lines drugs phone concealed within the sofa of the address.
PD Rosie’s handler, PC Sam Clark said: “In the short time since we started working together, PD Rosie has been requested by officers 46 times, resulting in a number of good outcomes, many of which align with the Force’s matters of priority.
“Her capabilities are extensive with her nose trained to find all manner of things – from mobile phones connected to drug dealing, to tracker devices in stalking cases, to assisting our MOSOVO Team when they are visiting registered sex offenders and need to know if any devices are being concealed.
“I’m really proud of her work so far and look forward to the many more good results we will achieve together.”