Police Scotland's canine officers love to work hard and play hard

Meet Police Scotland’s cutest recruits - 12 photos of dog and puppy police officers

Police Scotland employs more than 17,000 human police officers - but they also have quite a few four-legged staff members.

Not only are the force’s police dogs super efficient when it comes to tracking suspects and keeping the public safe, they are also adorable. Here are 12 photos of Police Scotland’s furry recruits.

Just 10 weeks old in this picture, police dog in training Obi is a Belgian Malinois

5. TPD Obi

Just 10 weeks old in this picture, police dog in training Obi is a Belgian Malinois
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Paying a visit to the Police Scotland east control room

6. PD Harper

Paying a visit to the Police Scotland east control room
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Seen here working hard in Dundee

7. PD Wade

Seen here working hard in Dundee
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PD Bodie relaxes after a successful suspect search

8. PD Bodie

PD Bodie relaxes after a successful suspect search
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