Safety Bay Senior High School years 9 and 10 students were treated to a visit from two furry friends last week when the WA Police Canine Unit visited the school.

Rockingham acting Sergeant Tom Briscoe and senior constable Brooke O’Keefe joined labrador police dogs four-year-old Henry, and seven-year-old Orchi at SBSHS last Friday.

Henry demonstrated his skills as a passive detection dog, whose focus is to search people, while Orchi showed off skills as an active indicator dog, including searching properties and cars.

Safety Bay Senior High School’s senior school lead coordinator Nat Crook said the visit from the canine unit gave students the chance to learn more about WA Police.

Acting Sgt Briscoe said it was important to break down the barriers between the police and the local community.

“This is just the beginning of our involvement with Safety Bay Senior High School, as we know that it is all about early intervention and engaging with our youth,” Sgt Briscoe said.

SBSHS principal Alen Kursar said access to learning opportunities and experiences with WA Police encouraged students make positive decisions.

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