Meet The New Zealand Police Force’s Newest Recruit

By  |  0 Comments

Meet the newest and arguably the cutest recruit at the New Zealand Police Force – Constable Elliot the guinea pig. Fully kitted-out in his very own custom-made teeny tiny uniform and hat – this cuddly constable is undeniably an adorable addition to the team. However, he’s much more than a pretty face: this little piggy is here to share a very important message – and one which is very close to his heart.

This pocket-sized police officer has actually been penning social media posts about the importance of safe driving on the New Zealand Police Force’s Facebook page.

“Did you know that a piggie’s top speed can be around 9km/hr? Not me,” writes Constable Elliot (because, on top of being a uniformed officer, this guinea pig has learned how to pen a decent social media message too).

Elliot continues: “I have gone a bit overboard on the carbs lately and need to lighten up, so I go even slower. I am not too fast and that’s the way I like it – slow is safe! 

“Keep this in mind when you are driving near any schools tomorrow. Remember people, the kids are going to be out and about walking and biking, and crossing roads. Like me, they are small and unpredictable, so you have to watch out.”Say hello to Constable Elliott

Constable Elliot adds: “Keep an eye out for school patrols and please do your part in keeping our kids safe. Drive to the conditions, reduce your speed and stay alert.”

And then, because no health and safety warning would be complete without a health tip too, he says: “Oh, and eat your greens….always eat your greens.”

Not surprisingly, the post has been shared thousands of times however, with some people expressing concern for the piggie’s well-being, the police force stepped in to reassure social media users that Elliot isn’t a workaholic. In fact, quite the opposite…

“Elliot is a well-cared for family pet of one of our media team members,” they confirmed.

 “According to his human ‘mum’ he’s pampered, and loves going on trips to explore new food supplies, which is what he was doing yesterday. He loves being patted and carried and can spend a while being cuddled on laps.”

We’re glad to hear that Elliot has got his work/life balance well and truly sussed.

Images: Facebook/New Zealand Police