A suburban Detroit police department received a new officer last week, and word on the street is that she's pawsitively adorable.
The ten-week-old kitten was sworn in on Friday and is the first member of the Troy Police Department's feline unit in Troy, Michigan.
In March, Troy police promised to add a police cat to their force if they could reach 10,000 Twitter followers by April. The account went from 4,000 to 10,000 followers in just eight days.
During the first round of interviews, Troy police originally selected a kitten named Pawfficer Badges. But a few days before Badges was set to be sworn-in, she was diagnosed with feline leukemia and therefore could not complete her duties.
After Badges stepped down, the hunt was on for the next top feline pawfficer. The interview process was rigorous.
Eventually, Troy police settled on Pawfficer Donut who was sworn-in by two district judges this past Friday.
Pawfficer Donut raised her right paw and swore to be, "brave, honest, strong, inquisitive, diligent, and tolerant of the canine unit."
Pawfficer Donut's official duties include appearing at public police events, and providing cuddles to officers who need them. Troy police is also selling official pawfficer merchandise which will go to benefit the Michigan Humane Society.
Photo source: Troy Michigan Police Department/ Insider
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