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The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine



The drum : the Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services magazine


Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services


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The DRUM Magazine | August 2009 | 11 Viper, the two-year-old Labrador, is the latest addition to NT Police Dog Operations Unit. Brought in to replace Monte who retired in January, Viper has some mighty large paw-prints to fill. Viper comes from the Australian Customs Service dog breeding program in Melbourne and so far, he has completed 10 weeks of a 14 week course, making him quite a raw dog. According to Customs he is the rawest dog they have given to another jurisdiction. I have quite a job ahead of me to get him to Montes standard but Im very much looking forward to the challenge Senior Constable David Young said. At the moment, Viper can detect cocaine, ecstasy, heroine and methamphetamine. Senior Constable Young recently introduced Viper to cannabis as another odour for him to detect and it shouldnt be long before he is competent in locating that as well. Once again the Customs Detection Dog Program has supplied the Dog Operations Unit with a great product for NT Police, continuing the great relationship between both agencies. It will be difficult to replace Monte and the success he gave the NT Police but Im sure Viper will be just as good once he learns the ropes says Senior Constable Young. NT Police now have a total of 11 dogs that participate in various activities including drug detection and the tracking of offenders or missing/ lost persons. Senior Constable David Young and Viper, NT Polices latest drug detection dog. Viper Has Large Paw Prints to Fill Sandy Enniss 30 years in the public service Sandy Enniss has recently celebrated 30 years in the Northern Territory Public Sector.Sandy commenced work with Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services on 11 December 1978, as the mail clerk in Registry before moving to work in what was then known as the Personnel Section (HRM), maintaining personnel files and helping with staff movements. In 1984 she began in Payroll and worked her way up to officer-in-charge of Salaries. Sandy remained in Salaries until 1998 when the then Department of Corporate and Information Services took responsibility for payroll of the NT Public Sector. Spending two years with DCIS, Sandy returned to NTPFES in April 2000 as PIPS Support Officer. This role changed slightly over the years to include civilian recruitment and Sandy remained in this position until April 2008. Spending a short three months with the then Department of Employment, Education and Training, Sandy returned to NTPFES in the position of Human Resource Project and Policy Officer. Sandy is currently in the HR Support Co-coordinator role with the Human Resource Management division of NTPFES. Congratulations Sandy on a successful career with Northern Territory Government and thank you for your hard work and commitment over the last 30 years. Sandy Enniss enjoys a special celebration with co-workers for her 30 years of service.