Myrtle Beach Police Department welcomes new K-9 officer

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A new officer has reported for duty at the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, Cees, a 3-year-old Belgian malinois/German shepherd mix, just returned from six weeks of class with his handler, Master Cpl. Chris Smith.

The K-9 officer is trained in drug detection, tracking, article searches and criminal apprehension, according to city officials. Specifically, the dog can detect odors of marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine.

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