Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office introduces Feline Patrol for April Fools’ Day

Lafayette Parish

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) — The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office got into the April Fools’ spirit today, announcing their new “feline unit” in a Facebook post.

“After years of proven success with our K-9 Unit, the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce the launch of its very first feline program on April 1, 2021,” stated the tongue-in-cheek post. “Preliminary testing & research revealed optimistic results in utilizing feline deputies for missions in which their size, agility & speed are unparalleled—performing patrol functions such as pursuing suspects into small, difficult to maneuver spaces or thick wooded areas.”

All feline applicants would have to undergo a “catnip usage screening” prior to being hired.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Local News

More Local

Trending Stories