The basic premise of the game is each police officer has his or her's own character. For instance, one officer is named Velocibear, another is Eaglion.

Chief Eric Blanchard appeared on the department's Facebook page to make the announcement.

Residents of that area that want to collect the cards can pick them at various police events or from an officer when he or she is out on patrol.

So, I know you are giggling. Why Pig-E-Mon? They want to take away the negative connotation that pig has when referring to cops. Plus, pigs are the chief's favorite animal.

I'm all for any way for local law enforcement to connect to the community. If any East Texas law enforcement agency wants to do something like this, i will happily play along.