April 24, 2014 2:37 pm

Vancouver Police’s two newest canine recruits named

Video: Two new police dogs have names after the VPD asked Vancouver elementary school students to submit names — and after careful consideration — chose two of them.

Two of the Vancouver Police’s cutest canine crime fighters now have names thanks to local elementary school students.

The police have been running a contest called “Name The Puppy” on their website  since April 3, inviting kindergarten to grade 7 students to submit names for the two puppies.

Both of the dogs are male purebred German Shepherds and were born in Saskatoon.

Today, the new names were revealed: Maverick and Griffin.

Students at Vancouver College and Kerrisdale Elementary picked the names.

This is the third time the force has run a contest to name their police dogs.

“Nitro” was named in 1997 and “Diesel” was named in 2006.


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