Oswego City Police Department Introduces Crixus

OSWEGO, NY – The Oswego City Police Department is pleased to announce the addition of its new K-9 unit consisting of Officer James LaDue and Crixus, a two-year-old Dutch Shephard donated by the State Police.

Officer James LaDue and Crixus
Officer James LaDue and Crixus

The pair recently completed a New York State Police 20-week Basic K9 Handler training program in Cooperstown, where they were trained in tracking, building searches, handler protection, and narcotic detection.

Additional funding for the program including food, equipment, and veterinary bills have been supplemented through forfeitures acquired by the Oswego City Police Anti-Crime Team.


  1. Is it a requirement for law enforcement officers to be handsome?! What a handsome canine!!! LOL. Welcome to the community Crixus!

  2. Smiles all across the board on this story!! Welcome to Oswego, please be a good puppy and get all the nasty drugs out of here!!

  3. Congrats to Crixus and his handler I am proud to say I was one of the transport drivers for Crixus , congrats again and stay safe always

  4. PLEASE apply for a body armor vest for your partner. We have raised funds on behalf of our Columbia Police Dept K-9 team. We are thrilled that ALL of our police dogs are “vested”. Vest’NPDP provided the vests and could do so much more quickly with the local donations which we raised. PLEASE vest your partner. Sgt Blendowski is the Team Leader of the Columbia Police Dept (Columbia SC) if you need more info about the importance of body armor vests. My very best wishes for success in your partnership on behalf of your citizens. Annette Boette, Columbia SC

  5. I was one of the Volunteer Transporters that was fortunate to transport this Handsome Super Star . His Daddy was so sad but knew that he was meant for something Big . I am so sure his Florida Daddy is so Proud of Crixus … Good Luck Handsome Boy <3

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