The Belton Police Department recently welcomed the newest member of its team earlier this month.
On March 8, an almost 2-year-old German Shepherd named “Chico” made his debut alongside K-9 unit handler Richard Murray.
“I think it will enhance our police services in Belton,” BPD Chief Gene Ellis said. “It will have a big impact on crime prevention and solution of criminal activity afoot. It is a tool and it’s like having an extra officer on duty because the dog has so many abilities.”