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    I am thinking about a future career as an RAF police dog handler. I understand that I would have to do the basic training and then do the police training course after. However, I can not find any information on what happens after. Anyone know any information about this, and/or give me information about the duties you carry out as a dog handler?
    I could go to the AFCO but it's a bit of a trek from where I live so any information would be greatly appreciated!
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    I am thinking about a future career as an RAF police dog handler. I understand that I would have to do the basic training and then do the police training course after. However, I can not find any information on what happens after. Anyone know any information about this, and/or give me information about the duties you carry out as a dog handler?
    I could go to the AFCO but it's a bit of a trek from where I live so any information would be greatly appreciated!
    Hello,
    I am currently through the RAF Police selection process, and soon to go on PRTC. I have already been through the selection process for NCA WSOp in which I narrowly missed out and have a strong idea of what the RAF looks for in candidates.

    Regarding your questions about RAF police dog handling. You do your basic training, then your phase 2 specialist training for RAF Police. Once you have completed the RAF Police training, you can volunteer to do dog handling duties which will require extra weeks of training.
    After your training you will then go on your foundation tour.

    Dog handling duties can include:
    • Protection dog duties (Patrol and Police)
    • Detection dog duties (Arms & Explosives search, Vehicle search & Drugs detection)
    Now, notice I have not provided you with detailed information regarding training. E.g dates, location etc. This is for your own benefit. I can not stress the importance of PROACTIVITY. This means go out and discover information for yourself. Call up your local AFCO and ask them if they can email you more information about the RAF Police. They should be able to send you RAF Police profile sheet with all the necessary information. Also go and talk to current serving members of the RAF Police. The local AFCO should be able to put you into contact with one. The AFCO are your source of information, utilise it! And believe me, if you are able to say that you've gone and talked to current serving members, then GOLD STARS in your interview.

    I hope I've been able to help. As I said earlier, I'm well seasoned in the way the RAF process candidates so if you have any more questions about the selection process, feel free to ask.
 
 
 
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