“Last week, the Troy Police Department set a goal: 10,000 Twitter followers by April and the department gets a police cat.
Well, they hit the goal on Wednesday morning, which means it`s time for police cat!
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Every police department worth its salt has a K-9 officer, but a canine officer ain`t no therapy animal, and it can`t be used in community outreach.
A canine officer who runs down criminals, and sniffs out your stash isn`t going to engender warm and cozy feelings toward cops.
I give a K-9 officer a wide berth, but if I see a cop petting a Kitty Officer I would feel compelled to pet the cat and hug his human handler.
The Kitty Officer will be expected to make public appearances on behalf of the police department, but he won`t live in the police station. He will go home every night with an officer.
This is simply a brilliant idea, can you imagine a cat wearing a police hat? He would inspire hundreds of kids to become police officers!
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