Rocklin Police Have a New Recruit

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

ROCKLIN —

The Rocklin Police Department has a new member.

“Rookie” the red-eared slider turtle was found wandering down Rocklin Road.

Animal Control Officer Stacy Stout picked the turtle up because she was afraid he would be squished by a car.

Rookie was quickly adopted by dispatchers, who have plans to remodel the station’s outdoor break area into a turtle haven.

If Rookie is someone’s missing pet, they are urged to contact the Rocklin Police Department.