On April 1, 2019, RCMP in BC successfully pulled off a hilarious practical joke announcing the launch of a cat police service. Despite the announcement being an April Fool's prank, the BC RCMP received an application for the Police Cat Service program. The RCMP has since posted the resume online and now we sincerely wish this was a real thing.
On the morning of April 1, 2019, the BC RCMP went viral for posting several tweets about adding some new furry friends to the squad. According to the tweets, they were going to be introducing a new Police Cat Service (PCS). The tweets stated that the RCMP were “clawing” their way through crime with these new felines.
Within the series of tweets were hilarious puns and a brief explanation of what the job would entail. The job would include cat burglary, specified by RCMP as catching purrpetrators, use of force training with claw enforcement, cat napping, as well as fingerprints and blood spatter also known as furensics. Did you catch all the puns?
They also tweeted out a picture of a cat wearing a little RCMP uniform as well as what the carrying case would look like for the new officers. By this point in time, everyone knew it was a practical joke. But apparently, someone is still interested in getting their cat a job.
On April 19, 2019, BC RCMP publicly shared a resume they received for the PCS position. According to the resume, Penny Cirque, AKA "Penniriffic" or "Penny who is Just Terrific," applied for the position.
The resume states that Penny the cat grew up in Surrey, British Columbia where she has some experience being around horses. Surprisingly enough she is also a trained driver, having used several “fancy sports cars.” She believes that this would be an asset to catch the bad guys easily as she is used to traveling at high speeds.
She is small and cuddly beneath her tough exterior. Penny believes that this would allow the bad guys to warm up to her charm and confess all their wrongdoings. Especially if she offered pets.
In her resume, Penny also talks about how she has a side hustle of designing texting gloves for cats, making her superior in communication. To end of her resume, she notes a subtle brag about having acrobatic skills good enough to be in Cirque de Soleil, hence the last name. But she would prefer to be an RCMP Kitty Cop.
The resume is signed off with a stamped picture of Penny accompanied by some paw prints. If that's not the cutest thing you’ve read all day than I don’t know what is.
According to the RCMP, they didn't receive any return contact information for the resume so they have no idea where it came from. If Police Cat Service was the real deal, we have no doubt in our mind that Penny would have been a solid candidate.