Hi! I'm K9 Officer AJ a 6 year old, Labrador and Dutch Shepherd mix narcotic and tracking dog purchased by the Osage Beach Police Department with private donations and monies raised through the Police Special Projects fund.
I joined the Department in February 2006 and for 4 years was partnered with Corporal Adam Benjamin. Currently Senior Officer Sam Ford and I are partners and together we are certified in narcotics detection and tracking. Not only have we been successful within our City but we have also assisted several other agencies in the location of narcotics and lost individuals. On one occasion, we were able to locate a missing teenage girl with developmental disabilities who had wandered away from her home in rural Camden County when the temperature was in the 30’s and there was heavy fog.
I feel that together Officer Ford and I are an asset to this Department and the people we serve. I am a social animal who loves to get out of the car and meet people. Next time you see Officer Ford ask him if I could meet you, after all I am your dog too!