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Swearing-in of Police Horse Jewelz, Police Service Dogs Cain and Kron, and celebrating the retirement of Police Service Dog Casey

October 18, 2023  By Halifax Regional Municipality

Oct. 18, 2023, Halifax, N.S. – On Monday, Halifax Regional Police officially swore in Police Horse Jewelz and Police Service Dogs Cain and Kron.

Jewelz is an eight-year-old Percheron Thoroughbred gelding. He is a gentle horse that loves people and is great at navigating traffic. Jewelz was named after six of Halifax Regional Police’s (HRP) fallen officers and is currently the only police horse serving with HRP.

Cain, who is 13-months old, was born in Slovakia and arrived in Halifax in April 2023. After completing challenging general service dog training, Cain worked his first shift on September 20, 2023, with his handler Cst. Joey Malcom.

Kron, who is three-years-old, completed his general service dog training during winter 2022 and has been serving the community since April 2022 with his handler, Cst. Andrew Joudrey.


Kron and Cain are trained in tracking, obedience, evidence searching, building searching and criminal apprehension.

HRP is excited to officially welcome PSD Cain, PSD Kron and Police Horse Jewelz to their service.

Halifax Regional Police also celebrated the remarkable seven-year career of Police Service Dog Casey as she officially retired from the K-9 Unit this week.

Casey was born May 10, 2014, in Slovakia. She arrived in Halifax during September 2015, and was paired with her handler Cst. Joey Malcolm.

Casey has had many notable achievements throughout her career with HRP’s K-9 Unit, including, successfully locating several missing people, and finding important pieces of evidence. As a career highlight, Casey tracked down and apprehended a suspect involved in the stabbing of one Halifax Regional Police member.

Casey will now enjoy her days at home with Cst. Malcolm as a family pet. Congratulations on a great career, Casey.

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