Six german shepherd puppies have reported for duty at the NSW Police Force Dog Unit.
The four females and two males were born in May to mum Bonnie and dad Vegas, and have been named by patients at the Sydney Children's Hospital at Randwick.
The females are Cody, Carrie, Carol, and Cali, and the males are Charger and Coops.
Superintendent Michael Rochester, Dog and Mounted Commander, said the children had left a lasting imprint on the Dog Unit by naming the canine recruits.
"Unfortunately, this year the kids weren't able to meet the pups in person because of the pandemic, but we were very glad we could get them involved virtually," Supt Rochester said in a statement on Tuesday.
"If these pups are successful through their training, they'll go on to help the community in many ways.
"Our dogs are used to find missing people, assist in pursuits, detect drugs, explosives and other paraphernalia, and have a variety of other specialist functions which make them an invaluable law enforcement capability."
The pups are being exposed to new environments and experiences as they undergo their foundational training.