Radford Police invite community members to help name the city’s newest K9 officer

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(Photo: Courtesy Radford Police Department Facebook page)

RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — A handsome pooch is gearing up to join the Radford City Police Department, but before this young canine can become an official K9, he needs a name!

According to the department, this 15-month-old male K9 is a Belgian Malinois from the Netherlands. However, this excited pup needs to learn his name before he begins training with his handler in October.

Authorities say the naming contest for the new K9 kicked off on Thursday, Sept. 16 and will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24.

If you want to submit a suggestion for this dog’s name, all you have to do is follow the QR Code in the picture above or follow this link.

This news comes just days after police announced that K9 Xander, a six-year-old Belgian Malinois who served the Radford City Police Department since 2017, was moving on to another agency.

Meanwhile, the department says several people have asked about how to donate to the K9 Program. If you want to help support the cost of the K9 Unit’s equipment, training, and medical costs, you can send personal or corporate checks to the following address:

Radford City Police Department
c/o Cindy Carroll
20 Robertson Street
Radford, VA 24121

If you do send in a check, you are asked to note in the memo section that it is a donation for the K9 Unit.

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