Detective Sam Ogilvie is a minor recurring character who first appeared in The Apprenticeship.
Absolutely nothing is known about Ogilvie, other than he worked as a detective for the Miami Police Department. When he learned of several puppies being beaten and suffocated with a plastic bag, he considered calling in the BAU for assistance, apparently out of fear that the killer would eventually move on to human victims, but the suggestion was turned down by the higher-ups, who felt that dead dogs weren't worth the trouble.
On Criminal MindsEdit
Ogilvie made his first appearance in The Apprenticeship, where he finally enlists the BAU when the same killer murders a prostitute named Amanda Lopez. He greets Hotch and JJ, shows them the BAU's conference room, and gives them a list of pet owners that the team asked for. Hours later, Ogilvie reports the discovery of another murdered prostitute to the team. When a third prostitute is found dead, he leads Hotch, JJ, and Rossi to the crime scene and gives them information on the victim. He later listens to the BAU as they deliver their profile on the unsubs.
Ogilvie reappeared in Taboo, when he enlists the BAU to assist the investigation into two women drowned in concrete and found in steel drums. He is seen listening to the BAU as they deliver the profile on the unsub.
- Ogilvie is the fourth of four prominent police officers who made a reappearance a few seasons after their debut episode. The first is Owen Kim, who debuted in the Season One episode Somebody's Watching as a Los Angeles detective, then reappeared in the Season Five episode The Performer as a Lieutenant. The second is Stan Gordinski, who debuted in the Season Two episode Profiler Profiled as a Chicago detective, then reappeared in the Season Eight episode Restoration as a Captain. The third is Detective Walker, who debuted in the Season Three episode Penelope, then reappeared in the Season Five episode Nameless, Faceless.