The British Police & Services Canine Association

Canium Auxilio Servimus – With the help of dogs, we serve.

The British Police & Services Canine Association is an organization comprising of serving and ex serving officers from the United Kingdom’s uniformed services who are, or have been the handlers and trainers of service dogs.

The BPSCA’s purpose is to promote communication, cooperation and the exchange of ideas and best practice on all matters relating to service canines both in the UK and abroad.

Membership is open to serving and retired members of Dog Sections from the British Services, handlers and trainers of similar bona fide overseas organisations and civilian dog handlers and trainers, subject to approval.


It is my duty to inform all members that the Officers of the Association have reached a unanimous decision to trigger an EGM. All members are invited to attend the EGM at 2.30pm, on the 30th of March 2017, at a venue in Chesterfield.

Should you wish to attend the meeting please notify the Secretary by email no later than the 27th of March 2017,

Personal emails explaining the reason for the EGM were sent out to members on the 16th of March 2017, any member who has not received a personal email from the Secretary should make contact at the very earliest opportunity and provide an up to date email address.

Notification of the venue and an agenda will be provided to those confirming attendance.

Shaun Hesmondhalgh
Honorary Secretary & Legal Secretary

About Us

Our history, our present and our future. Find out all about the BPSCA, our aims and all about our Dogs Trials.

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Applicants please note that new membership applications are not currently being accepted pending review of Association Membership criteria. Existing members seeking renewal are to contact the Membership Secretary who will advise on renewal procedures.

Service Dog of the Year

Applications for Service Dog of the Year Trials 2016 are now being accepted. Apply online now.

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Members Area

Keep up to date with the BPSCA

Our new members area is a place for member only information and announcements. It is also the place for renewing your membership of the BPSCA.

This system will also be used to streamline some of the administrative chores conducted by the committee and to provide a thorough database of our membership.

Members who have joined using the online membership system will already have login details. If you joined in the good old days of pens, paper and postage stamps your login details will be sent to you soon. Once you receive them, please login and update all of your account details.

BPSCA News & Articles

BPSCA Dog Trials – Results 2016

The official results for the BPSCA Dog Trials 2016, held at Tally Ho, Edgbaston, on Saturday the 9th of July, courtesy of West Midlands Police, and gratefully sponsored by Natural Instinct, Julius K9 UK Ltd, and Wagtail UK Ltd. VICTOR LUDORUM (Highest Marks for all...