Citizens have chosen Blue as the name for the new Halifax Regional Police (HRP) mascot.
On May 30, HRP launched a mascot naming contest for students in grades primary through to six. The contest, which closed on June 9, garnered 117 creative and well-thought-out submissions. A panel of seven HRP employees narrowed the list to four top contenders and citizens were asked to vote for their favorite name. By an overwhelming majority of 49 per cent (287 out of 591 votes), citizens picked Blue over Cali (21 per cent), Linkz (18 per cent) and Hero (12 per cent).
Congratulations to Tristan, aged 8 and the son of an HRP officer, for submitting the winning name. He chose Blue because “blue is the colour of police officers and it is my favourite colour.” Tristan will receive a prize pack, go on a special tour of police headquarters and have lunch with the Chief of Police.
HRP thanks all of the school children who submitted names and the citizens who voted online to give our mascot a name that reflects our organization.
Blue will be taking part in parades, festivals and other community events throughout HRM, starting this summer. For more information on Blue, visit http://www.halifax.ca/police/HRPMascot.html