New NYPD Calendar Features Adorable Animal Cops
Get ready for real NYPD paw patrol.
A city police organization has released a cute calendar with photos of the force’s four-legged heroes, including devoted dogs and heroic horses.
Trotting hot animal world pin-ups include equine officers, who are used to patrol large events, as well as dogs trained to detect bombs and fight terrorism, police told the Post.
“These animals are on the front lines every day,” said Gregg Roberts, executive director of the Police Foundation, which will buy the calendar this week.
“They detect explosives. They protect the subways. They do counter-terrorism. And they even support the emotional well-being of officers with therapy dogs.
Barry Gelbman, the department’s mounted unit inspector, said the mounted cops are helpful to both locals and tourists because they’re easy to spot.
“The size of the horse and the visibility of the officer makes them so accessible,” he said. “We have hundreds of people visiting our offices every day. Some simply say “hello”. Some find their way. Some need help.
He added: “They are there, day in and day out, to protect the citizens of the city.”
The $30 NYPD Canine and Friends Calendar features photos of yellow Labradors as well as police horses sabotaging it next to an NYPD helicopter.
A photo shows a clumsy police dog named Rhett – aka Mr. July – wearing sunglasses and an American flag bandana with his tongue hanging out. Others show a dog playfully posed on a motorbike and an officer hugging his four-legged buddy.
Proceeds from the calendar go to Police Foundation programs and initiatives.
New York Post