CHICAGO (CBS)– The newest member of a suburban police department does more than just protect and serve. His job is also to help comfort people as a therapy dog.

Maverick will officially be sworn in Tuesday night for the Bartlett Police Department.

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The 14-month-old golden retriever was donated to the village by “Canines 4 Comfort.”

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He will live at the police station to comfort people impacted by violence or traumatic events and work. The goal is to reduce anxiety for victims and witnesses helping investigators.

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The police plan to take maverick to community events to encourage positive relationships with officers.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff