Police K-9 Maximus, or Max to the officers he serves with, is a German Shepard that has spent four years serving his Gloucester Township, NJ community. On April 1, 2015 the Gloucester Township Police Department announced the medical retirement of Police K-9 Maximus. Max, was diagnosed with a medical condition that could potentially jeopardize the safety of himself, the officers or citizens that he protects if he were to remain in service. K-9 Max was assigned with Cpl. Pickard to the Patrol Bureau and worked as a nationally certified K-9.
In addition to K-9 Max, Cpl. Pickard has served with “Andy,” “Hans” and “Schultz.” K-9 Schultz was killed on November 30, 2010 in the line of duty while trying to apprehend a robbery suspect.
“I commend K-9 Max and Cpl. Pickard for their dedication and commitment to the Gloucester Township Police Department and to the community of Gloucester Township. Their contributions to our crime fighting and community policing programs over the years will not be forgotten,” said Chief Harry Earle.
Enjoy your well-deserved retirement, Max!