They will have to pass a background check; cats caught with catnip need not apply.
"Friendly and works well with the public just like officers," Troy Police Sg.t Megan Lehman explained. "There's a bunch of other skills we think cats have that are law enforcement skills too, like being able to watch people, being alert."
No taxpayer money will be used to care for the police cat.
So, what will the cat's name be?
Troy police will turn to social media for that.
"Probably some type of naming contest."
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