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.