The Johnson County Sheriffs Department recently announced the addition of a new proactive tool to combat drug problems in Johnson County.
Sheriff Deputy K-9 Bendzi is a Belgian shepherd dog who comes from the country of Slovakia. Bendzi came to Johnson County from AMK9 academy, located in Anniston, Alabama. AMK9 is a world supplier of working canines to police, military and government contractors who are in need of the best canines in the world.
Directory of K9 training at AMK9 Academy, Tim Baird, a former resident and also a former sheriffs deputy from Johnson County, heard of the countys need for a K9. He and the company graciously donated the already trained canine to the Johnson County Sheriffs Department. Sheriffs Deputy Adam Guinn made the trip to Anniston, Alabama, where he first met his new partner, Bendzi. Here he stayed and trained with Bendzi at their exclusive facilities.
Bendzi is a dual-purpose canine who is extremely energetic and ready to work. He is trained in narcotics detection, tracking, area search, article (evidence) recovery, criminal apprehension and handler protection. K-9 Bendzi is already making an impact on the sheriffs push against drugs and crime in Johnson County. Already seeing results, Sheriff Mike Reece is excited to have K-9 Bendzi with the department.