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Getting the best from both your dog and handler requires extensive training of a very high quality. Quality training requires experience and dedication in the field. Sirius Security (UK) Ltd. only uses qualified instructors with the highest level of experience and aptitude.


Former Grampian Police Sergeant and dog handler, Brian Welch, heads Sirius Security (UK) Ltd. Sergeant Welch has an extensive military and police background. His military service included overseas duties in Europe and East Africa. For over 30 years Brian has been involved in the training of dogs and he has worked with drugs and explosives detection dogs for over 30 years.


He was the Scottish National Police Dog Champion, runner up on three occasions, and competed in the National Police Dog Championships. He also won numerous prizes with several dogs in the Civilian Working Trials. Sergeant Welch served 23 years with the Grampian Police Force where he was an Authorised Firearms Officer and dog handler.

As Force Dog Officer, Sergeant Welch was responsible for the selection of potential dog handlers and for training both novice and experienced police dog handlers. This training was carried out to exacting Home Office standards for General Purpose Police Dogs and Specialist Drug and Explosive Detector dog teams. Sergeant Welch also performed pre-emptive searches of offshore oil and gas installations in the North Sea that made use of police canine units.


Sergeant Welch is the holder of the prestigious UK Home Office Instructors Accreditation (Northern Ireland) in Canine Explosive Detection. His duties included protecting members of the Royal Family and Members of Parliament when they were residing in Sergeant Welch’s area of responsibility.


His duties also included planning, coordinating, and supervising the operational deployment of Police Dog teams throughout the Grampian Region, and coordinating with security representatives within the oil and gas industry to develop contingency plans.


Sergeant Welch also conducted surveys of various Royal Residences and made recommendations to provide the necessary protection.

On behalf of EuroCustoms Brian conducted Audits on the operational and training standards of Drug Detection Dogs of the Police – Customs and State Border Guards in Latvia and Lithuania.


Brian has on three occasions been invited by the Chinese Police to deliver presentations and training exercises in Kuming – Sanya (an island in the South China Sea) Invited by one of the largest K9 Security in China to Shanghai to deliver a presentation and explosive training prior to the World Fair On two separate occasions Invited to the Singapore Police K9 Training School to deliver presentation on Explosive Search Dogs.


Brian was also employed in Sweden at Hundskolan and involved in Mine Detection training.

Sergeant Brian Welch is a member of:


  • The British Police and Services Canine Association
  • Dog Training Industry Association
  • UK Leads (Law Enforcement Agencies Dog Systems)

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