Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – The Mt. Juliet Police Department is proud to welcome a new furry, specially trained member to the department. After many weeks of training, Majlo (“MY-Low”), a 12-month-old Belgian Malinois / German Shepherd mix, will join Corporal James Owens on patrol. Last week, the two successfully completed their training.
Majlo is a “dual purpose” dog that has the capabilities of performing building searches, tracking missing persons/suspects, article searches, narcotics detection, and criminal apprehensions. Cpl. Owens and Majlo will work a flexible shift, designed to cover peak activity times within the city. They will patrol in a specially equipped SUV, outfitted with equipment to ensure Majlo is comfortable during his work day.
“Our police officers deserve the best possible tools to help them in their efforts to keep Mt. Juliet safe,” stated Chief James Hambrick. “Adding Majlo to our ranks improves our response capabilities and allows our officers to more effectively serve the community.”
A bullet resistant vest was donated by local Harvey Freeman Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 181.