Furry Feline Joins Police Force

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MOODY, Ala. (WVTM) - A rash of break-ins at one police department's evidence room has the department calling in a special investigator.

Watson looks like an average house cat, but the newest member of the Moody Police Department has a special job. (Photo Courtesy: NBC)

It's not a cat burglar, but a cat cop that's on the job!

Watson looks like an average house cat, but the newest member of the Moody Police Department has a special job.

"In the years past, we've been noticing we had a problem with mice coming into the building, so we called exterminators but couldn't keep 'em out, so we decided to get a cat," says MPD Chief Thomas Hunt.

Since joining the force about six months ago, Watson prowls his beat day and night - keeping mice out of areas like the evidence room.

And the department says he's effective.

"Ever since we've had Watson here, we've not had one since of any mice and he has not killed one yet, so that tells me the mice know he's here, so we're not coming in," Hunt said.

The department tells us Watson's also a big hit with the local community - comforting crime victims when they come to speak with police.

"He's just been a big help for the department all together," Hunt said.

And Watson is rewarded for his hard work - getting his own bed and office in the police station.

"He got hired and ranked right from the get-go, and he's loved by everybody here at the Moody Police Department. He's one of us now," Hunt said.

A good cat. A good cop.



 
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