The Mesa Police Department is looking to add some primal instinct to its SWAT team, and to do that, it's looking to a monkey.
The department has submitted a request to purchase and train a capuchin monkey, which is considered the second smartest primate to the chimpanzee.
The department is seeking about $100,000 in federal grant money to put the idea to use in Mesa SWAT operations.
The monkey weighs only three to eight pounds, has tiny humanlike hands and puzzle-solving skills. Police say it would be able to get into places no officer or robot could go and could unlock doors, search buildings and find suicide victims on command.