Peter Tallack



Peter Tallack was a Constable in the Metropolitan Police for 32 years.


He was an operational dog handler for 26 years, working and training a number of police dogs.


After the difficult implementation of the Dangerous Dog Act in 1991 there was a need for experienced Police dog handlers to expand their knowledge in this field and become more involved in the day to day investigation and policing of this act.


Peter became possibly one of the most experienced Police Officers in this field in the country.  He was responsible for the training of Metropolitan Police Dog Legislation Officers for some years; he is a recognised expert in his field and has given evidence in many cases; the highest profile being the tragic death of Ellie Lawrenson in Liverpool in 2007. This was the first occasion that a person was prosecuted for Manslaughter through recklessness involving a dog.


Since Peter retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2008 his training has been sought by constabularies and dog warden services and animal charities throughout the country.


Over the years Peter has worked in an advisory capacity for DEFRA, ACPO and more recently the College of Policing who have now fully accredited the Dog Legislation course. Also since his retirement he has appeared for the defence in several dog related cases.


To date Peter has been involved in the investigation of fourteen fatalities and numerus incidents where there were life changing injuries to both adults and children as a result of a dog attack many of these resulting in the prosecution of the owners or a person responsible for the dog.