Police hold contest for elementary school students - asking them to help name the new canine recruit.

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June 1, 2015


Halton Police Getting Help from Halton Elementary Students to Name our New Canine Recruit

Halton Regional Police is looking forward to the addition of a sixth Canine team; this new four-legged recruit is due to join us in late summer.

Police service dog

Regional police are asking all the elementary students in Halton to take part in a contest to give this police pup a name.

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.

The Regional police have invited all the elementary schools in Halton to take part in this name the K9 contest. They have until Friday June 5, 2015 to submit their chosen name.

The police are encouraging the children to be original and imaginative and to come up with one name entry for each school. A single syllable is preferred; however a maximum of two is accepted. A gender neutral name is also suggested.

How the community can get involved:

Beginning June 10, 2015, the community will have two ways in which to vote for their favorite name.

A hashtag campaign will be run on the @HaltonPolice and @HRPSK9 Twitter accounts and non-Twitter users can go to our website at www.haltonpolice.ca.

The name that collects the most hashtags and online votes will be the winning name which will be revealed on Monday June 22, 2015.

The school who nominated the winning name will receive a visit from Chief Tanner, the new K9 handler and new Police Service Dog when its training is completed in the Fall.

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