Police dog handlers in Dundee are celebrating after getting their paws on national awards.
Police Scotland’s dogs and their handlers won the top trophy, as well as several others, at the 58th National Police Dog Trials.
A team of dogs and handlers travelled to London to take part in the trials where Dundee-based PC Peter Gargan and police dog Dale, a three-year old German Shepherd, won the Jordan Shield for Overall National Police Dog Champion.
The pair also won the Joseph Simpson trophy for best tracking dog and the Brigadier Rymer-Hones trophy for the highest combined marks for tracking and searching.
PC Magnus McGarry, with four-year old Dutch Herder and Malinios cross breed Gray, and PC Andy Gamble, with four-year old German Shepherd Duke, also took part in the event.
Mr McGarry and Gray won the Stanley Peck award for best obedience.
The event was the culmination of regional trials, with all 16 competitors being either runners-up or winners in their regional heats.
Chief Inspector Neil Anderson, specialist services division for the North of Scotland and Dundee Dog Section, said: “This is an excellent result. This is the first time for a very long time that an officer from Dundee dog section has won this award and it is down to the hard work and determination of the officer, dog and instructional staff that resulted in winning these awards.
“Police Scotland puts a lot of work into training the police dogs and handlers and through the quality of dogs sourced and excellent instruction, the results obtained from our police dog handlers in an operational context is outstanding.”