MARTINSVILLE, Va. – There's a new K-9 handler on the force in Martinsville.
Officer Stephen Brockway has been a police officer for several years, but this is his first time as a K-9 handler.
Chase's previous handler took a different position within the Martinsville Police Department.
Brockway says he's proud to take over so the department doesn't lose Chase.
"The former handler had a good relationship with him and I know it was hard for him to give him up. Obviously, we didn't want to lose the dog, so I was very honored that they backed me as far as choosing me to do it. I just want to do it justice, do the best I can for him."
Chase is one of two K-9 officers the department has.