• Name: Jaisa
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Black
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 55 pounds
  • Birthday: Jan. 7, 2021
  • Training: ATF National Canine Training Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Daniel Forster
  • Location: Denver Field Division

K-9 Jaisa is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Denver Field Division with ATF Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Daniel Forster. K-9 Jaisa helps combat violent crime across the country by detecting explosives, guns, ammunition and post-blast debris. She is also an ATF Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) able to work off leash up to 150 yards away from her handler and detect more than 19,000 distinct odors. She started her training with the Paws with a Cause organization. Due to her high energy level, it was determined Jaisa was better suited to be an explosives detection K-9.

In addition to supporting ATF missions in Utah, K-9 Jaisa has assisted other federal, state and local law enforcement partners with a variety of crime scenes. Additionally, K-9 Jaisa has been deployed multiple times to support security details for events and visiting dignitaries. When K-9 Jaisa is not hard at work, she’s hard at play. She loves to play ball, go for walks and wrestle with her stepsister Shadow, a Belgian Malinois. 

Fun Fact: K-9 Jaisa’s sister Jersey is also an ATF S.E.E.K. K-9 in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Recent Operations

Recently K-9 Jaisa was part of security details for the president of the United States and the president of Hungary. K-9 Jaisa also recently worked on the U.S. border, supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection to interdict illegal firearms trafficking.


Last Reviewed October 25, 2023