Come meet Virginia Beach Police Department Officer Chris Tull and his very special partner, Chewie! Meet them outside the Cats and Dogs exhibit and learn about what they do as members of the Virginia Beach K-9 Police.
VBPD K-9 Chewie is a chocolate labrador retriever trained to locate explosive odors. He has worked as a police dog for approximately 7 years protecting the citizens of Virginia Beach and the entire surrounding Hampton Roads. Prior to becoming a police K-9, he was a military working dog that completed 2 tours in Afghanistan serving in Operation Enduring Freedom for the United States Marine Corps. He is a decorated veteran with confirmed IED finds.