Nacogdoches,Tx, (August 3, 2023):  The Nacogdoches Police Department is excited to announce the addition of a new K9 to their ranks.  Hamer is an 18 month old Belgian Shepherd that was bred in Poland, but received his training in Liberty Hill Texas.  Hamer is certified in narcotics odors and has spent the past two weeks with his handler Officer Atticus Shelton.  Hamer began his first day on patrol on Tuesday August 1st, 2023.  When asked about his new K9 partner,  Officer Shelton stated, “I’m excited to see his potential as he progresses in his career. “   Chief of Police Scott Weems advised the new K9 was purchased using seizure funds and stated, “We are happy to have Hamer join us in serving Nacogdoches.  He will be a great asset to us.”