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 received a $14,000 donation 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.