'CHiPs' TV star Erik Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency

In this Saturday, July 2, 2016, photo famed "CHiPs" police officer Erik Estrada meets St. Anthony residents to discuss his efforts with the St. Anthony Police Department to stop internet enticement of children at St. Anthony City Hall. Estrada has spent the past decade working with various law enforcement departments to keep kids safe online. Following his induction Estrada as a now a St. Anthony Police Department reserve officer, he told how important it is to teach children what not to do while on the web. (Lisa Dayley-Smith/Rexburg Standard Journal via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) - "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.

The Rexburg Standard Journal reported in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about California Highway Patrol officers donated a 3-year-old German Shepherd-Malinois narcotics dog named Mako to the St. Anthony Police Department.

Mako will work with Sgt. Greg Belew in searching for narcotics at local schools, and also assist nearby agencies as well as the Idaho State Police when requested.

St. Anthony Police Chief Allen Neff says the agency hasn't had a police dog because they cost up to $15,000.

Estrada became a reserve officer with the agency in 2016. Neff says Estrada has continued to contribute money and materials to the agency.

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