Martina

K-9 Martina sits with an American flag behind her
  • Name: Martina or “Tini”
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Yellow
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 59 pounds
  • Birthday: July 26, 2012
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler William Booth
  • Location: Tampa Field Division

K-9 Martina, or “Tini,” is an ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Tampa Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) William Booth. Her job is to find explosives, guns, and ammunition. K-9 Martina 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 Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization.

Recent Find&

SACH Booth and K-9 Martina were requested by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to help search several packages destined for Puerto Rico. During the search, K-9 Martina alerted her handler to one of the boxes that contained several firearms.

K-9 Martina has participated in numerous investigations during her 7-year career and recovered multiple firearms, shell casings and pipe bomb components. She continues to support local, state and federal law enforcement investigations.

 

Last Reviewed April 11, 2022