Clarkdale PS a finalist in the contest to name the newest recruit to the Regional Police K9 unit- they want the dog to be called Marshall

News 100 redBy Staff

June 10, 2015


A Burlington elementary school is one of three finalists in the contest to name the newest recruit into the Halton Regional Police K9 unit.

Clarksdale Public School, Burlington has decided the dog should be named Marshall.

Police service dog

T he students at Clarksdale Public School want this little pooch to be called Marshall – and if enough people vote for that name – that is what the dog will be called.

The other two finalists are P.L.Robertson Public School, Milton who chose the name Ranger and Brookville Public School, Campbellville who chose the name Arrow

The Regional police received emails from teachers and school officials and report being very impressed with the efforts that were put into choosing the right name. One school in Milton, as they were working on graphing units in math, chose two names, and conducted a survey of several classrooms to give every student a voice. They tallied up the votes and are completing graphs to show the results.

Several name suggestions were sent in via Twitter and from parents wanting to share their children’s creative ideas.

Now, it’s time for the community to vote! Follow our @HaltonPolice or @HRPSK9 Twitter accounts and vote for your new K9 name by Tweeting or Retweeting your favorite hashtag.




Non-Tweeters can also vote online at

The name with the most hashtags and online votes will be the winner!

The winning name and school will be announced on Monday June 22, 2015

Cst Mitchell with police dog Juno being trained.  Another police dog, Storm, was used in the drug raid in east end Burlington.

Cst Mitchell with police dog Juno being trained. Juno has since been retired.

The new Police Service Dog will join PSD Tracker, PSD Storm, PSD Parker, PSD Bishop and PSD Nero in their efforts to protect and serve the communities in Halton.

The retired Police Service Dogs are: Chase, Kingston, Sniper, Justice, Honour, Gage, Kruz, Baron, Titan, Juno and Valour.

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