This 1957 newsreel clip shows Miska, New Zealand's first official police dog, and her handler, Sergeant Frank Riley. The then prime minister, Sidney Holland, had seen the work of the Surrey Constabulary police dog school, and arranged for Riley to migrate to New Zealand. He arrived with the fully trained Miska and five other German shepherds, including two puppies born on the voyage. They provided the first recruits for the Dog Training Centre at Trentham, Upper Hutt.
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Reference: Pictorial Parade 61. National Film Unit, 1957
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