After a long career of sniffing out drugs and money, PD Flipa is retiring at last to the country, Queensland Police say.
The experienced Brisbane Dog Squad drug and current detection dog was born on September 28, 2008, daughter of police drug detection dog PD Asko and sister to retired PD Fanta (explosives and firearm detection dog) and retired PD Flynn (drug detection dog).
She has outlasted her brothers as a working dog and, despite still being a very good detection dog, has earned the right to relax in retirement on a semi-rural property with the parents of her current handler, north of Brisbane.
PD Flipa … she has found millions of dollars in drugs and cash
PD Flipa graduated as a drug detection dog in August 2011 and was the first Queensland police dog to be trained in currency detection, in 2016.
Over the course of her career Flipa has located millions of dollars worth of drugs and cash. Some of her biggest finds included 2kg of cocaine concealed in panels of a vehicle on the Gold Coast, and $500,000 concealed in a gas bottle in southern Brisbane.
She has been deployed for searches and located drugs and currency from Cairns to the Gold Coast and as far west at Longreach.
With honour she served – enjoy your retirement, Flipa. You deserve it.
Good girl, Flipa. Enjoy the country life.