Crisp is a black Labrador and was born in the year 2000. He was purchased by Lancashire Constabulary in 2002 from a dog breeder in London. Crisp was going to be used as a drug/cash/weapons detection dog so was put on an initial 6 week course which he passed with flying colours.
Crisp then went on to work on the Ports Unit at Fleetwood and Heysham with his handler PC Steve Fulton. He transferred to Lancashire Constabulary’s dog section in 2004 where he worked successfully locating large quantities of drugs and cash for 5 years.
In 2009 Crisp developed a problem with his hip and needed a hip replacement. Everyone was hoping that Crisp would have the op and be able to return to work afterwards as he was such a good drug/cash/weapons detection dog. There were also the cost implications to consider so the dog unit turned to the Retired Dogs Benevolent Fund to see if they would be able to help with costs. Of course this was offered and Crisp underwent surgery to replace his hip. Unfortunately there were complications and Crisp’s femoral head had to be removed and he was unable to work afterwards.
As you can see from the below photo’s Crisp now lives a happy, full retirement with his handler PC Roger Moore and is supported by The Retired Lancashire Police Dog Benevolent Fund.