Watch as a coastal Texas police department tries to connect with the community and rebrand their negative image

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Aransas Pass’ police department is playing games on the job.

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Last week, the coastal Texas officers introduced Pig-E-Mon – a police-themed version of Pokémon.

Photo from APPD via Facebook
Photo from APPD via Facebook

In an interview after the card game was announced, Chief of Police Eric Blanchard said the idea is for each officer to carry their “player’s” card, which you can collect simply by asking.

He broke things down in an enthusiastic video shared to the APPD’s Facebook:

The department said it hopes Pig-E-Mon connects the community, especially as an icebreaker for kids, with police, as well as reverses negative connotations associated with pigs and cops.

Perhaps, during these tumultuous times for police PR, the only bad solution is the one untested.

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