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c2c lost property helps to train British Transport Police dogs
By A. Samuel · June 3, 2011 · Train Operating Companies

PC Steve Madden and June Carpenter of the c2c lost property office.

National Express train operator c2c is helping the British Transport Police (BTP) and their dog unit by donating old, unclaimed lost property for their dog training purposes.

c2c has delivered the best punctuality in the UK for February, March and April 2011, and along with its industry-leading train service performance, c2c plays an active and positive role in the community it serves.

Helping the BTP dog training unit is one example of the ways that c2c is helping the local community.

June Carpenter, of c2c’s lost property office has spearheaded the scheme and all donations of lost property made to the BTP dog unit have been in the lost property office for more than 3 months and remain unclaimed.

PC Steve Madden BTP Dog Section said:

“We hugely appreciate all the donations made to us by c2c, and we take unclaimed lost property such as broken laptops and mobile phones, as well as old clothing, bags and suitcases.

“Everything is used to train our dogs in the most realistic way possible – and it’s proved invaluable.

“The dogs become acclimatised to the type of objects they will come across every day, and that way, they’re not fazed when faced with them at work.

“As well as the general purpose dogs, mostly Alsatians, we use for public order, the dog section of British Transport includes dogs trained to find drugs, explosives and cash – all of which can be hidden in items of personal property.”

Julian Drury Managing Director of c2c said:

“As well as working to provide our customers with industry-leading train service performance and high standards of customer service, c2c is always seeking to find new ways in which we can help the local community.

“Donating old, unclaimed lost property to the BTP dog unit for their training purposes is a simple way to re-use these items and assist the BTP in their efforts to provide high quality policing for the benefit of c2c customers and the wider community.”

National Express train operator c2c recently won the ‘Best Business in the Community’ award (large company winner) at the Essex Countywide Business Awards 2011 in recognition of the positive contribution it makes to the community it serves in London and South Essex.