New Cambridgeshire Police Dog Needs A Name

4 June 2015, 12:00

The Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire (BCH) Dog Unit needs the public's help in renaming one of its newest recruits.

On Tuesday, May 26, a new six-week long training course for six dogs and their handlers, who will work across the three counties, began in Kempston, Bedfordshire. The course aims to see them develop into proactive drug dog teams.

Now a new pooch, who came from a rescue centre in Devon, has joined the course and is already picking up skills quickly. The only problem with the latest recruit on four paws is that he shares the same name as one of his fellow trainees, Duke.

This has prompted the unit to appeal to the public for their help in renaming him so as not to cause confusion during the training. The team has already come up with a shortlist of nine names and are now asking fans of the BCH Dog Unit's Facebook page to vote for their favourite.

The names in the running are: Buzz, Charlie, Frank, Taz, Tiggy, Trigger, Whizz, Zippy and Yoda.

In order to vote people will need to first 'like' the BCH Dog Unit's Facebook page, which launched on Monday (June 1). People will then be able to cast a vote on the poll set up on the page.

Voting closes at 3.30pm on Friday (June 5) and the winning name will be announced soon after.

To find the Facebook page visit, click here.