One Myrtle Beach police officer received a new partner on Friday — a furry one.
Master Cpl. Chris Smith and his K-9 partner Cees just returned from six weeks of training, according to a Facebook post from the city’s government page.
Cees, pronounced “keys,” is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd mix specialized in drug detection, article detection, criminal apprehension and handler protection, MBPD announced.
He can detect marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.
Police Chief Amy Prock held a promotional and swearing in ceremony for Smith and Cees Friday morning.
“[Cees] has an excellent personality, he is very focused, I knew this was the partner I wanted to work with for the next several years,” Smith said smiling in a video posted on Facebook.