Kittens audition to be cops

TROY, Mich. (WKOW) — Many police departments have K9 units, but officers in Michigan want to add felines to their ranks.  

Friday morning, police in Troy started looking into what they call "catidates" for the first police feline.  

The department said on Twitter, it would get a cat if it had 10,000 followers by April.  

Officers say, they want to show their human side.  "Troy Police, and police everywhere, want to connect to our community and show our human side. This cat campaign has had a lot of success in that area," said Sgt. Meghan Lehman with the Troy Police Department.  

The  Detroit News reports for years, police had talked about bringing in either a cat or a non-K-9 officer dog for therapeutic purposes. The cat is also expected to make public appearances.  

Friday’s event was the first round of selection for a police job, but even if the kittens don’t get recruited into the line of duty, they will be up for adoption to loving families.  

adwpadmin

adwpadmin

More News

STORMTRACKER 19 WEATHER

La Crosse
67°
Winona
Decorah
Whitehall
66°
Prairie Du Chien
Tomah
64°
Rochester
67°
Slight warming trend will continue before more rain chances come in midweek.

Slight warming trend will continue before more rain chances come in midweek.

Happy Fall! Saturday marks the first day of fall as the Fall Equinox takes place at 8:54PM. The Equinox happens when

Connect With WXOW
Top Stories

Motorcyclists, first responders bring Black River Falls firefighter home

Black River Falls, WI (WXOW) — It has been five days since the Black River Falls Fire Department announced the

Questions, concerns surround Cass Street bump-outs

Drivers know Cass Street as a main thoroughfare through the City of La Crosse. The route is busy not only

GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser if she is testify

USO Lounge open house at La Crosse Regional Airport

The USO Lounge at the La Crosse Regional Airport served around 38,000 troops this year and Rotary Club of La

Boys and Girls Club opens new space in West Salem

The mission of The Boys and Girls Club of Greater La Crosse is to inspire and empower all young people

Scroll to top
Skip to content