Criminally cute! Police puppies enjoy first day of the job

POLICE dogs can instil fear into the hearts of criminals.

But police puppies? Well, that's an altogether different story!

The Australian Federal Police welcomed its latest - and possibly its cutest - recruits when German shepherd pups Lexie, Maddie and Rosie enjoyed their first day on the job.

In footage of the adorable event, the puppies were put through their paces - hopefully to assess their future potential rather than their heart-melting antics!

The trio, which grew up in foster homes, will one day take to the streets to stop crimes such as drugs, currency, explosive and firearm detection and general duties.

So beware crims! Cuteness is on the job!