Halifax Regional Police (HRP) is pleased to announce that Valour (Val for short) has been chosen as the name for our newest four-legged recruit.
On November 10, HRP launched a contest for elementary school-aged children to find a new name for police horse cadet Garran. The contest, which closed on November 16, garnered over 200 creative and well-thought-out submissions. A panel of six HRP employees, including both officers assigned to the Mounted Unit, were given the difficult task of reviewing all of the entries and selecting their top three choices. Valour, which means bravery and great courage in the face of danger, was the runaway winner.
Congratulations to Kylie Wellwood, age 5, for submitting the winning name. Kylie will receive a prize pack and participate in Valour’s swearing-in ceremony which will be held at a later date. HRP thanks all of the school children who put so much thought into their suggestions for the perfect police horse name.
Valour is thrilled with the results of the naming contest and promises to do his best to live up to his new name. He hopes you’ll come out to cheer him on as he joins a contingent of HRP members in this weekend’s Spryfield Santa Clause Parade. You’ll also see him throughout the year, patrolling along with the other members of the Mounted Unit as they do their part to help “rein in crime” in our community.