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100+ Police Dog Names: Popular, Strong, Dutiful & Powerful Ideas

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By Nicole Cosgrove

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Some of the most iconic breeds are recruited into the police force and are integral parts of our justice system. They help keep us safe, sniff out the bad guys, and help conduct major search parties. They are structured, obedient, and trained to serve and protect. A few of the breeds we most commonly see in the force are German Shepherds, various hound dogs, and occasionally Doberman Pinschers and Rottweilers

However, you don’t need to have a specific breed to find a suitable police name for your pup. They could carry all of these traits and, although they may not be integral to your community’s justice system, they are an integral part of your family. These names are inspired by retired police dogs, pups still doing police work, and all other brave pooches alike. 

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Female Police Dog Names

  • Glory 
  • Brooklyn
  • Justice
  • Rogue
  • Olympia
  • Sable
  • Agent
  • Noble
  • Mercy
  • Echo 
  • Joplin
  • Liberty
  • Elektra
  • Raven
  • Mystique
  • Rookie
  • Katniss
  • Alaska
  • Sheba
  • Faith
  • Honor
  • Avalanche

Male Police Dog Names 

  • Trooper
  • Sarge
  • Deputy
  • Cheif
  • Buddy
  • Sargent
  • Baton
  • Prowl
  • Officer
  • Partner
  • Colonel
  • Donut
  • Major
  • Lieutenant
  • Coop
  • Popo
  • Fuzz
  • Odin
  • Ranger
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Tough Police Dog Names 

If you are searching for a police name for your pup, you likely are hoping for a name that’s strong and brave. Your pup may be the smallest of breeds or the gentlest of giants, but they could also possess the qualities of a tough police dog! Check out our favorites below:

  • Krypto
  • Pistol
  • Xena
  • Mod
  • Bruin
  • Vixen
  • Bomber
  • Enforcer
  • Bones
  • Diesel
  • Bullet
  • Columbo
  • Dagger
  • Riggs
  • Vice
  • Hulk
  • Gunner
  • Bane
  • Horatio
  • Magnum
  • Thor
  • Axel
  • Harley
  • Serpico
  • Boss
  • Fang
  • Bolt
  • Goliath
  • Zipper
  • Slugger
  • Charger
  • Spike
  • Colt
  • Phantom
  • Ace
  • Five-O
  • Baton
  • Scout

German Shepherd Police Dog Names

German Shepherds are likely the most common breed that we’ll see trained and recruited into the police force. They are work dogs naturally and are descendants of wolves. Their determination and focus make them ideal candidates for this type of work. We have gathered the best German Shepherd dog names influenced by those who have served in the force!

  • Crash
  • Hunter
  • Tibbs
  • Rocky
  • Starsky
  • Moose
  • Bruise
  • Newton
  • Protector
  • Benson
  • Kenobi
  • Callahan
  • Norris
  • Tango
  • Standby
  • Holster
  • Gator
  • Seagal
  • Ceaser
  • Inspector
  • Jinx
  • Hawkeye
  • Finn
  • Rex
  • Hutch
  • Tito
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Famous Police Dogs 

We have selected only a few of the many notable police dogs to highlight, although there is an endless number of brave pooches who have risked their lives in the line of duty, many who have sadly lost their lives, who deserve recognition. 


This brave dog was regretfully injured and later lost his life to a bullet wound while chasing a suspect. His handler, to this day, says his sacrifice is the reason he and his officers on the case are alive today.


Koton started with real-life police work but transitioned into Hollywood for the 1989 movie K-9 where he was depicted as a narcotic sniffing police pup. After the release of the film, he returned to his police roots, where he sadly lost his life searching for a suspect who murdered a police officer.


This high decorated German shepherd worked the traumatic events that took place as a result of the September 11th attacks. He was one of the first dogs to be thoroughly trained in hunt and rescue missions. So, it was here that his talents and skills truly shined. 

Rin Tin Tin 

Rin Tin Tin was a pup discovered in an abandoned kennel in France and was brought to the States and found himself adopted a K9 trainer who later prepared him for police work. Once retiring from the force, Rin Tin Tin becomes a show dog, which leads him to Hollywood. He starred in 27 films and received the most votes for Best Actor in the Acadamy Awards in 1929. 

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Finding the Right Police Name for Your Dog

We hope that this list of the best police dog names helps you find the perfect name for your new patrol pup. Whether you choose a tough, serious, or silly name, your dog is sure to appreciate its dignified origin. 

If these names are not quite right, try one of our other lists of great dog names:

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