Police Dog Retires
3 May 2019, 10:14 | Updated: 3 May 2019, 10:17
An explosives detection dog is retiring from Kent Police after eight years of service.
PD Bailey joined the force in 2011 when he was two-years-old. His primary role has been to search buildings to detect explosives.
During his time, he has carried out numerous royalty protection services, including searching train carriages before the Queen travelled in them.
He has helped protect the Archbishop of Canterbury for major religious events and worked at the 2014 NATO summit in Wales.
Ten-year-old Bailey has also protected competitors and visitors to the Open Golf Championship in Sandwich in 2011 and the Paralympics in London in 2012.
Police Constable Nigel Marshall, from Kent Police’s Dog Unit, said: "Bailey has continually proven himself to be an incredible asset to the force and everyone at the dog unit is sad to see him leave.
"The time has however come for him to retire and we are pleased to have been able to find a loving home for him, where he can enjoy his retirement safely away from the frontline."