Ward Security has invested close to £500,000 in a new kennel facility which will see the extension of dog section services. The new facility in Stockbury, near Maidstone, has 20 kennels with planning permission for a further 20, as well as a three-bedroom bungalow on site that the company plans to convert into offices.
Ward Security provides security dog services in the UK for general purpose patrol duties and also explosive and narcotics.The new kennel facility gives Ward Security the ability to expand its current training provision as well as being able to offer residential training courses to people in the UK and overseas. The company also plans to start its own breeding programme, providing additional opportunities to grow the company’s dog business.
“We will now be able to kennel and breed our own dogs and this significantly expands our facilities,” said Ward Security managing director David Ward.
The new facility will be headed up by Ali Tod, a retired senior instructor at the Metropolitan Police Dog Training School. In his role as an instructor with the Met, before which he’s served 22 years with the City of London Police, Ali has seen dogs in action for more than 20 years.