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The NSW Police Force is excited to announce the introduction of Police Cats (PCs) at every station across the state.

But wait…


What’s the date?


Police yesterday posted a story about cats with cops – ‘The expansion of the Police Cats comes after the success of felines in existing stations and units, with Splashe at Bourke police station, Lenny at the Dog Unit and Troop Cat Ed at the Mounted Unit.’

A lot of folk didn’t see the joke, as the idea seemed too good to be true from some points of view. Social media said ‘Yay!’ then ‘Boo!’ when they realised the story was a joke for fools.

‘Along with providing companionship and comfort for our NSW Police Force staff, the station cats will also provide useful services such as pest control and customer service,’ the April 1 story continued. ‘In what is a first in paw enforcement, twelve cats will be distributed today across the state to begin the roll out.’

‘Judging by our existing Police Cats, these new recruits will provide a paw-sitive experience for our staff and the community,’  said Officer Benson of the Paw and Order Unit, the section responsible for the introduction of these cats.

In our dreams.

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