Stray Dog Adopted By Police Loves To Help Them Practice Their Pat-Downs

He's SO happy to help ❤

This is Chato — a cheerful dog who was recently "hired" by a police department in Peru.

But things weren't always so good for him.

Capy Veterinario

A few months back, Chato was just another homeless pup, searching the streets for food, shelter and affection from strangers. That is, until he happened upon until he came across the local law enforcement office in the city of Paita.

There, cops were quickly smitten by the poor, bedraggled pup — ultimately deciding to offer Chato a home with them.

"When he arrived at the police station, he found love," Manuel Capitan Barranzuela, Chato's veterinarian, told The Dodo.

Capy Veterinario

Chato, of course, has no formal training in police work, but he has found an adorable way to help them fight crime.

He happily role-plays as a suspect so cops can practice doing their pat-downs.

And as video of the routine shows, Chato clearly loves his job:

From the police who kindly opened their hearts to help a dog in need, to the pup who eagerly keeps their frisking skills sharp — truly a job well done all around.