On Friday, the Troy Police Department, near Detroit, auditioned five kittens from the Michigan Humane society to become part of their force.
The kitten will be used for therapeutic purposes and make public appearances, the department said.
The animal will be a partner for one of the force’s officers.
Sgt. Meghan Lehman says the department wants to promote pet adoptions from area shelters as well.
A name hasn’t been chosen for the new officer yet, but the department plans to hold a Twitter vote.
The department initially said they would “hire” a cat if they reached 10,000 Twitter follows by April.
It took eight days for them to reach that goal from just 4,000 followers.