Cliff Piper

Independent Examiner (Drugs and General Purpose)

I began my Police career in Penarth in 1982 . After the miners strike I moved to the response group formerly known as the SPG. There I specialised in searching and was involved in several murder investigations. The main duty of the response group was public order.

I spent 6 years on the group then I went to the Canton and Ely areas. In 1994 I moved to the dog section. I spent 18 years on the dog section being based in the Cardiff area. I qualified as a general purpose dog instructor and a drugs dog instructor. I also performed acting sergeant duties and was a member of the South Wales Police Dog Display team.