Congratulations to advanced handler Chris and Loki who were successful with their assessment this morning and have now become an operational scent-specific tracking team. Chris is also our first member to become a dual-handler, having both an area search dog, Piper and a scent-specific tracking dog, Loki.
Thank you to 'dogs bodies' Josh, Robert and Stephanie and to assessors Barry from the WA Police Dog Squad and our Subject Matter Expert, Ian. Thank you to our DFES District Officer Kate for your presence as well.
** STANDBY** Area search teams Chris & Piper and Steph & Karma are on standby for deployment to the Sandstone search tonight.