The Delaware River and Bay Authority Police Department announced the extension of its Name the Canine Contest to the end of October to ensure students who want to participate get the chance to name the new DRBA police mascot.

In June, the DRBA Police Department welcomed a yellow labrador mascot and announced a contest for local children to name the furry friend. Now through October, local school children are encourage to submit names for the new mascot to Submissions must include “Name the Canine” in the subject line and a name, address and phone number in the body of the email. The contest, originally set to end Sept. 30, is now extended to Oct. 31.

A winner will be chosen after the contest closes Oct. 31 and submissions are reviewed. The winner of the Name the Canine contest will receive a DRBA Police Department challenge coin, T-shirt and a round-trip foot passenger ferry trip for four people.

The police pup has joined the DRBA Police Department family after one of the agency’s officers discovered the puppy while conducting security checks at the New Castle County Airport. Lacking a collar or any identification, the puppy was brought him back to department headquarters.

This yellow labrador mascot will not only establish an identity for the DRBA Police Department, but will promote a relationship between the DRBA Police Department and the community.

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