Michael Layton reached the rank of Chief Superintendent before serving with the Sovereign Bases Police in Cyprus, eventually returning to the British Transport Police. He was awarded the Queens Police Medal for distinguished police service. He has written several books on the subject of policing the rail network and football violence. Bill Rogerson MBE served with the British Transport Police for over thirty years. He was awarded an MBE for his charity and community work in North Wales, where he continues to assist a number of organisations. Bill is a founding member and current Secretary of the British Transport Police History Group.
'There's so much more to this book than simply celebrating the
humble hound; it's a celebration of British innovation and an
unbreakable bond with dogs.' -- All About History Magazine
'This is a book that will inspire and amaze people of all ages who like to live on the right side of the law. [...] This is sometimes a real tear jerker, sometimes a wonderful piece of animal history, but at all times, it is a joy to read. Superb.' -- Books Monthy June 2016
'I found it a splendid read for anyone if only slightly interested in the relationship between man and canine [...] If you want to read about the daily work of remarkably dedicated officers and their four-legged helpers, this is the book.' -- Police History Society Newsletter 88 of September 2016