Tackling illegal dog importation, often referred to as puppy smuggling, is a role which helps us and other agencies in tackling this multi-million-pound crime.

You will be under the supervision of a regular police officer/community policing volunteer leader. You will have an interest in dogs and in helping us in tackling dog smuggling. Training will be provided.

Volunteers will liaise with other agencies such as

  • Trading Standards Authority (lead agency)
  • Port of Dover Police
  • Crimestoppers
  • Animal and Plant Health Agency (part of DEFRA)
  • Border Force
  • Dogs Trust
  • Channel Tunnel security

and will help in raising public awareness of this crime and its links to other organised crime and animal welfare.