Do you have spare time to dedicate to our four-legged friends in training?

Across the next year, Essex Police are bringing a number of new puppies to their Dog Section, which in turn will be trained to become serving police dogs.

Before new the canines can patrol the streets keeping residents safe, volunteer puppy walkers are wanted to guide and look after them.

If you meet the below criteria, register your interest and one of our Dog Section Trainers will get back to you:

• The puppy cannot be left unattended for any longer than four hours

• The puppy must live and sleep inside. (They will be supplied with a sleeping crate, measuring 1.7m long x 0.8 high and 0.7m deep)

• You must have a suitable vehicle to transport dog

• You must be able of offer the puppy frequent exposure to different areas and environments

• You must be willing to attend our Dog Section in Chelmsford for scheduled puppy training days

• You must have an outdoor space

To become a puppy walker volunteer, visit: