K-9 Ozzy joined the Waunakee Police Department in July of 2021. Ozzy is an English Labrador Retriever and was born in Poland. He was brought to the United States by FM K9 in Michigan. Officer Brent Schmidt and K-9 Ozzy trained together for 5 weeks and are certified by the North American Police Work Dog Association (NAPWDA). He is trained in narcotics detection, tracking, and article searches. K-9 Ozzy loves rope toys, rubber balls, and playing tug of war.
Over the last 15-20 years, surveys and conversations with village residents have shown that illegal drugs are a main concern because they have a direct effect on the quality of life for every community. Drugs have a profound effect on lives and families, as well as a direct correlation to many crimes. K-9 Ozzy will be a useful addition to the department as we continue to fight the war on drugs.
K-9 Ozzy is Waunakee Police Department's 4th K-9. The program started in 2008 with K-9 Alex, followed by K-9 Thoro and K-9 Izzy. Part of our K-9 program is funded by donations and grants from the Waunakee Community. We greatly appreciate the ongoing support we receive.