Status Dogs Unit Officer Numbers

MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please provide the number of officers in the Status Dogs Unit per month from 2008 to date.


Answer for Status Dogs Unit Officer Numbers

Answer for Status Dogs Unit Officer Numbers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Officers are drafting a response which will be sent shortly.

Written response from the Mayor 09 September 2013

The Status Dog Unit is funded for 1 Inspector, 1 Police Sergeant and 5 Police Constables. It has been fully staffed since 2008.

A plan is in place to expand the capacity of the unit to increase the training given to front line dog units. So far, 35 out of an eligible 185 officers have been trained to provide assistance and support to operational units in identifying and dealing with dangerous dogs. A training programme of 15 officers bi-monthly is now in place.