You Could Name the New Greendale Police Dog

The contest is open through March 18, and entry forms are available at the Greendale Police Department. A winner will be chosen March 22.

From clever to kooky and everywhere in between, entries for the Greendale Police Department’s “Name the Police K-9 Contest” are pouring in.

According to the department’s Facebook page, here are some of the entries so far, and reason behind the suggestion:

PHILLIP: Because it's my fish's name.
JACK: Because it's the best dog name ever.
BUSTER: Because he's going to bust the criminals.
CUDDLES: Because it's intimidating.
SNICKERS: Because it'll get the job done and satisfy you.
NARIZ: Because it means "nose" in Spanish and the dog will use its nose.
SHERLOCK: Because Sherlock Holmes is a detective and the dog will be a detective.
CHUCK NORRIS: Because it's Chuck Norris.
GOKU: Because he's the strongest warrior in the universe.
NIBBLES: Because it's a contradiction for a K-9 and it'll be cute and funny.
SERGEANT SNIFFERS: Because he'll be used to sniff out drugs.
PANCAKE: Because I like pancakes.

Didn’t know there was a contest? Here are the rules:

  • the contest is open to Greendale residents and students in the Greendale School District;
  • no vulgar / inappropriate names;
  • one entry per person;
  • no names longer than two syllables (unfortunately, that eliminates Chuck Norris).

“I like Nariz and Chuck Norris,” Whitefish Bay police officer David Hryniewicki wrote on Facebook. “When searching a building for a burglar, etc. simply saying, "find him Chuck Norris" will make 99.9 percent of burglars give up peacefully.”

The K9 Board will certainly have plenty to chew on when it determines the winning name. Entries are due by Monday, March 18, and available at the police department. The winner, who will receive a K9 Unit t-shirt and an autographed photo of the dog, will be chosen Friday, March 22.

The department from the MECA Wisconsin Police Canine Vest Foundation in February, money used to purchase the new dog.

Late last year, the Greenfield Police Department held a similar contest to name its K9 dog. After receiving hundreds of entries through Facebook, the department settled on Karma, who officially joined the department Monday.

Dawn M. Doberstein March 08, 2013 at 04:33 PM
I think Buster is the best. That name says it all!
Bookworm March 10, 2013 at 01:41 PM
I think the name Avenger would be best.
Gerald Couri March 10, 2013 at 02:04 PM
Recommend name THOR .it is a heavy usage of human word and pronouncing the dog will be less confused with sounds that is important for training and commands in emergencys. Good luck Jerry Couri at gecouri.com
Carol April 16, 2013 at 08:01 PM
Our coffee group had suggested "Radar" but didn't win. So who picked the winning name?? Anyone know?
Steve May 12, 2013 at 01:31 PM
"Gestapo" fits how the Department acts.


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