Chicago Police Welcomes "Pawfficer" Gizmo to the “Meownted Unit”

Chicago police adds cat cop to the beat

Maybe this new officer will help track down cat burglars? We’ve heard of K-9 patrols, but now the Chicago police are adding a new four-footed officer to stalk the bad guys or sniff out catnip. 

Gizmo is the latest to join the force of the Chicago Police Department 14th District after a K-9 unit’s visit to a local elementary school, WQAD reported

During the visit, a student asked police that while there are police dogs, why aren’t there police cats, too?

That got officials at the police department thinking, so they said they would start a “meownted unit” if they had 500 retweets.

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The tweets came and Gizmo, who is already part of a police family, joined the force as part of the department’s community outreach program, WQAD reported


Gizmo joins the ranks of other police cats in other parts of the country -- cats like “Pawfficer Donut” who works for police in Troy, Michigan, WQAD reported.

>>Read: Michigan police force swears in cat as first ‘pawfficer’

Donut was even sworn in to her job, like any other office, and gives moral support and cuddles, and even safety advice, to those who need it. 

"Pawfficer" Sworn in by Michigan Police Department

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