From that point forward, the adopted dogs began to accompany the police as they made the rounds about town. If the officer enters a building, the dogs will even wait patiently outside - securing the perimeter, perhaps, or waiting for a pet or two from passersby.
"They are very loyal, very loyal. They never leave you," one officer told Chile National Television. "Where I am, they are. If I walk, they walk."
A few months ago, the dogs' position on the force became all but official with the addition of a reflective uniform, not unlike the ones their human partners wear on their beats.