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Kids, name that RCMP puppy

The deadline to deliver a name that starts with ’S’ is March 16
Neeka is the police dog partner of Kamloops RCMP Cpl. Steve Prior. The RCMP is again looking for suggestions on what to name the next batch of police dogs.

Until March 16, youngsters ages four to 14 are encouraged to enter the RCMP’s 2023 Name the Puppy Contest to help find names for 13 new German shepherd puppies, any one of which could end up policing Kamloops someday.

A new letter is selected each year to start the names. For 2023, all the names must begin with the letter “S”.

To enter, go online to

“In 2019, a student from Rayleigh was one of 13 winners after his suggested name of Marlow was chosen,” said Cpl. Steve Prior, a Kamloops RCMP dog handler whose dog partner is Neeka.

Contest winners and the winning names will be announced on April 6 on the RCMP website and on social media.