Director of Training Jim Rutherford retired after completing 31 years service with Lothian & Borders Police, 27 years within the Dog Section.
He has worked and trained a number of German Shepherds to the highest standards qualifying all his dogs at regional Police Dog Trials. He has been the Scottish Police Dog Champion on 2 occasions and has competed at the National Police Dog Championships.
He has worked a drugs detection dog and for the last 4 years worked an explosive detection dog. He has assisted other forces at some of the most high profile events in Britain in the last few years including events covering the Royal Family.
He is a member of the British Institute of Professional Dog Trainers, Dog Industry UK and the National Association of Security Dog Users.