Waterloo Regional Police Name Their New Canine ‘Ranger’

 Waterloo Region, Ontario –  The Waterloo Regional Police Service’s newest canine was officially named during a special badging ceremony in Cambridge today, which also saw seven new Constables join the service.

Ranger was delighted to receive his badge collar and be officially welcomed to the Waterloo Regional Police Service family alongside his fellow ‘human’ recruits during the ceremony, which was held at the Cambridge Armoury.

Ranger was born May 15, 2016 in Slovakia and was acquired by the Waterloo Regional Police Service on May 10, 2017. He successfully completed his 16-week General Service Dog course on September 22, 2017.

“Our Service has had a long-standing partnership with the Kitchener Rangers,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “It is an honour to name our newest canine member after an organization that exemplifies the true meaning of teamwork and that strives for excellence.”

During the ceremony, seven recruits from Class #95 were officially sworn in and received their police badges. These recruits recently finished training at the Ontario Police College and bring a wealth of experience and skills to our Service.

Prior to joining the police service, the new members studied in a variety of fields including Criminology, Psychology Neuroscience and Behaviour, English Rhetoric and Professional Writing, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Nutrition and Fitness, and Leisure and Sports Studies. As well, the officers bring a large range of interests and experience in leadership and volunteer roles in community agencies and activities.

All recruits, including Ranger and his handler, Abdul Zalmay, will attend the Kitchener Rangers game at the Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex this evening to be introduced to the community.

For more information on how to join the Waterloo Regional Police Service, please visit www.wrwps.on.ca

Media Inquiries:

Cherri Greeno

Media Relations Coordinator

Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773


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