A POLICE force is looking for new recruits - of the four-legged kind.

The dog section of Cleveland Police is looking for sociable dogs to be trained for police work.

The recruits are needed because two of the team have just retired.

The dogs should be German shepherds, of sound temperament, and aged between one and two years.

If accepted, the dog will live with a police handler and will undergo a 13-week training course before becoming involved in tracking criminals and searches.

For details call (07771) 771300.