K-9 Sandi
  • Name: Sandi
  • Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
  • Breed: Labrador Retriever
  • Color: Chocolate
  • Sex: Female
  • Weight: 67 pounds
  • Birthday: April 30, 2017
  • Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
  • Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Jason Salerno
  • Location: Chicago Field Division

K-9 Sandi is ATF Explosives Detection Canine assigned to the Chicago Field Division with Special Agent Canine Handler (SACH) Jason Salerno. Her job is to find explosives, guns and ammunition. K-9 Sandi 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 Auburn University Canine Training Program.

Recent Find 

In February 2020, a mass shooting occurred at the Molson Coors Beverage Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The shooter killed six employees before taking his own life. The tragic incident made national headlines. Local police detectives immediately requested assistance with the investigation, and K-9 Sandi along with SACH Salerno arrived on the scene to provide support.

K-9 Sandi sprang into action using her keen sense of smell to detect specific scents to find key items on site. She recovered additional firearms and evidence that was not originally recovered at the scene of the crime.   


Last Reviewed October 1, 2020