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After the passing of police guinea pig Constable Elliot, a new furry friend has joined the New Zealand Police. Behold: Tia the police cat.
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The newest cat on the New Zealand Police force will charm you

She has some very small shoes to fill. After the passing of police guinea pig Constable Elliot in August, a new furry crime fighter has joined the New Zealand Police, according to the New Zealand Herald.  Behold: Tia the police cat.

Watch Tia work

Check out the working fur ball in a video that the New Zealand police posted to Facebook:

Tia the police cat

What has four legs, a fluffy tail, and works for police? #tiathepolicecat #catsquad

Posted by New Zealand Police on Tuesday, October 3, 2017

While the video doesn’t show Tia doing any hard-hitting, fast-paced work — she apparently usually works 30-minute shifts — she strolls around the office and even walks on top of a police car before snuggling on a chair for a nap at the end of the shift.

A police spokeswoman reportedly elaborated on Tia’s role in a statement to the New Zealand Herald: “On this particular day, Tia was helping out our Scene of Crime officers with some investigations. She’s also pretty good at admin, paperwork, and the odd bit of light typing. But her favorite thing is nap time,” she said.

 

Tia has lots of fans.

Her image ignited a Twitter war over the “cutest office pets” this week, ABC News reports.