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New police puppy named after mental health campaigner Liv Pontin

Meet our newest recruit, a golden Cocker Spaniel named Liv who has recently started her pawsome adventure with West Midlands Police.

The adorable puppy has been named after mental health campaigner Liv Pontin, who sadly passed away in May this year.

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Officers and staff across the force were touched by Liv ’s dedication and hard work at raising awareness of mental health in policing following her own experience in 2017.

Liv , who worked for Northamptonshire Police, also visited the force and spent time with various different departments discussing mental health.

Chief Inspector Gareth Mason from operations at West Midlands Police, said: “We were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Liv who was an inspiration to the police family.

“We know that Liv loved dogs and she would often share our tweets on Twitter, showing her support, so we thought it would be a nice tribute to name our latest puppy after an incredible lady."

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