Elliot, a 4-year-old Guinea pig, is a member of the media team with the New Zealand Police Department. He joins one of his owners who thought Elliot would be a perfect media spokesperson... spokespig(?).
His job is to write about issues such as car theft and safe driving.
He doesn’t let his size deter him. In fact he uses it to emphasize his messages.
“Remember people, the kids are going to be out and about walking and biking, and crossing roads. Like me, they are small and unpredictable, so you have to watch out!”
A human spokesman said:
“Elliot is brave enough to be a media spokesperson about some of our important prevention messages; not only about road policing but also about thefts and keeping ourselves safe. Police are always looking at new ways to communicate with the public and promote messaging as quickly and as efficiently as possible.”
When he’s not working Elliot loves hanging out with his family at home, eating lots of vegetables and getting cuddles.
Everyone in the department and community loves Elliot. His cuteness and charm help spread important messages of public safety.