Fullerton Police Department announces the name of its new K9 following public contest



That’s the name that beat out six other candidates in a public contest to give the Fullerton PD’s newest K9 officer an official moniker.

Jax and Thor were the top two vote-getters through Labor Day, but Jax ended up with the most votes when the final numbers were tallied, Sgt. Kathryn Hamel said.

The other names people were asked to vote on were Anzo, Copper, Cruiser, Hero and Trooper.

“We thought it would be a good idea to have a naming contest to help members of our community further connect with our agency and reinforce our desire to be true partners with the residents of Fullerton in our quest to keep our city as safe as possible,” Hamel said.

Jax, a 16-month-old Belgian Malinois, fills a vacancy left by Blitz, who recently retired from the FPD after seven years of service.

Jax’s handler is Officer Scott Flynn, who is new to the K9 unit. Flynn joins FPD K9 Officers Tim Haid and Jonathan Miller and their four-legged partners, Rotar and Mueller, respectively (click here to read more about Jax).