The Detroit Free Press reports that a police station in Michigan just created a new rank for a kitten named Badges. She is now Pawfficer Badges! The kitten's duties will include community policing, supervising the K9 unit and of course cuddles. After learning about the new addition, people have already begun sending gifts to the station including a cat bed shaped like a sharks mouth.
The adorable new officer got her name from a Twitter poll the Troy Police Department put out asking people to choose from Pawfficer Katrina, Pawla, Donut and Badges. Badges won with 40% of the vote.
"We love the name," Sgt. Meghan Lehman told the Detroit Free Press. "The cat will officially start her duties on May 11. She will be officially appointed to her position by Judge Hartig and Judge McGinnis of 52-4 District Court (our local court). We thank everyone that has supported this initiative, and look forward to getting the cat involved in many community outreach projects in the future."
The department had tweeted if their account had reached 10,000 followers they would get a cat. The Troy Police Department now currently has 12,000 followers and a new little Pawfficer, who ranks somewhere around Chief.