Police dogs sniff out criminals on Cookstown’s streets

PSNI dogs Jazz and Harley
PSNI dogs Jazz and Harley

Meet Jazz and Harley, the doggie crime-fighting unit who were on the beat in Cookstown over the weekend.

The police dogs, alongside LPT officers from Magherafelt and Dungannon, and officers from dogs section of the Ops Support Unit, carried out an operation in Cookstown on Friday night as part of a local commitment to deter, detect and prevent any anti-social behaviour which may be linked to drugs.

The operation was carried out at various at locations in the Cookstown area. Police made two arrests in respect of drugs offences during the evening and seized a quantity of tablets.

Inspector Joanne Gibson said, “Cookstown is a town with a vibrant and lively night time economy and we want to do all we can to ensure that the young people who live and come into this town are kept safe.

“Policing the town doesn’t happen in isolation. We rely on the cooperation of licensees. We will continue to provide a visible presence throughout the town, particularly during night time economy hours, and will be there to provide reassurance to anyone who wants to enjoy a safe and responsible night out.”