Matthew Jeffery

Email: matthew.jeffery@bedbugfoundation.org

I have been working with dogs professionally for over twenty years, first as a civilian contractor for the Metropolitan Police Status Dog Unit, handling banned and dangerous dogs, I then qualified as a GP, Explosive and Drugs dog handler and worked at many high-profile events, including Premier League football matches, international rugby and football matches, as well as concerts and horse racing meetings.

I commenced trained Bed Bug Detection Dogs around ten years ago, one of the first in the UK.

I currently train dogs and handlers in all areas of search and patrol work, as well as training emergency service personnel and local authorities in safe handling of canines in emergency situations.

I am an accredited trainer for BIPDT, NTIPDU, BARTA and of course the Bed Bug Foundation.