BTPHG member Derick Brown recently highlighted a report on BBC regional news for Humberside about a film showing the early police dogs at Hull docks. The first trained Police Dogs in the United Kingdom.
The report is available from the BBC website: Britain’s first police dogs at work in Hull
A preview of the original film is available on the British Pathe website: Watch Dogs! Real Ones – At Hull
The film dates from 1933, about 25 years after the first police dogs were deployed at Hull Docks, but is probably the earliest film we have of them in action.
We have a photograph of one of the earliest dogs – Police Dog Jim – in our gallery.