Orem PD poses toys and Elf on the Shelf ‘officers’ to illustrate police responses

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OREM, Utah — From traffic stops on DUI drivers to officers assisting motorists in the snow, a police department in Utah has been using various dolls as well as a pair of officers resembling the popular Elf on the Shelf toys to re-create various calls they’ve responded to.

Things started when the Orem Police Department posted on December 16 that they had two new “officers” and needed the public’s help naming them. The two officers resemble Elf on the Shelf toys with police outfits.

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

Later that same day, Orem PD posted a list of recent arrests, and they recreated one scene using toys and the new “officers.” They stated: “Officer Newell and his K-9 partner ‘Marco’ assisted a deputy in searching a car. Marco found the mans Meth and Heroin (See pic below).”

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

A few days later, Orem PD posted the male is named Officer Glaze and the female is Officer Sprinkles.

In the days that have followed, Orem PD has posted several daily lists of arrests and other calls, and the two officers and other toys are used to illustrate the scenes.

One call involved a woman who was facetiming while driving:

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

One situation involved officers assisting a motorist stuck in snow:

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

Police use toys to recreate scenes of arrests. Images courtesy Orem PD.

A post made December 21 involved a man suspected of DUI, and that man’s vehicle was impounded.

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Another recent post involved a burglary at a wig shop, and police took the opportunity to break out the toy wigs for the occasion.

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Each post featured several photos, which can be viewed in the gallery below. All photos are courtesy of Orem Police Department’s Facebook page.