MEET Hampshire police's newest recruit.

Watson is the newest member of Thames Valley, Hampshire and Isle of Wight Dog Section.

Watson, the German shepherd puppy, joined the team yesterday and has already met a number of other dogs on the force.

The pup will be staying with a new foster family as he trains to join a number of police dogs working across the county.

The trainee police pup even has his own Twitter account.

Hampshire Dog Section are used within the force for a variety of reasons. 

Dogs can be used to help police track missing or on the run people, assist officers in maintaining order or identify substances or objects that may have been hidden.