German shepherd gets police commendation for 280 arrests

Kaiser, PC Andy Kemp and Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh
Image caption Essex Police said it was rare for dogs to be commended this way

A police dog which helped arrest more than 280 people has won the highest honour his constabulary can bestow.

German shepherd Kaiser is about to retire after four years paired with Essex PC Andy Kemp.

The commendation from Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh was for "unstinting devotion, loyalty and an outstanding police career".

A force spokesman said it was very rare for police dogs to receive the honour.

Chigwell-based PC Kemp said: "Kaiser is a brilliant police dog, my loyal companion and guardian and I'll miss him very much."

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