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Our Last Week in Operations

Published on December 17, 2012 By Sandra

  Tonight marks the beginning of the last week Police Dog Hondo and I will officially work together; Hondo is being retired (to me) and I am moving on to another division. Due to department structure and logistics, Vancouver Police dog handlers are assigned to the Dog Squad for the duration of working with one […]

Hide & Go Seek

Published on November 5, 2012 By Sandra

The kids and I started playing an impromptu game of hide and go seek, and I managed to find the BEST hiding spot. Neither my son nor my daughter could find out where I was, even though they both came very close more than once. Then my daughter, a master of ingenuity, decided to get […]

Double Take

Published on August 21, 2012 By Sandra

In 2005, another officer and I were each paired with young, prospective police dogs Hondo and Knight, litter mates from overseas. The other officer and I spent the next several weeks testing and getting to know the new dogs to see if they would make the cut. They both did, and we all entered training together. […]

Three Years

Published on December 22, 2011 By Sandra

November 28, 2008 was the launch date for this blog and there is value in the saying of “how things change, how much stays the same” as I’ve similar feelings from when the blog was launched and on its one year anniversary in 2009. I’ll not be the one to tell you being a police officer […]

History Lesson

Published on August 4, 2011 By Sandra

I’m turning into a bit of an historical enthusiast. Visits to the Vancouver Police Museum and the Vancouver Archives (my new favourite place), scouring boxes of old photos excavated during our department’s recent move to a new building, the salvage of wooden signs and an old window frame from the garage-turned-kennel that housed the dog […]