- Name: Ting
- Specialty: Explosives Detection/Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.)
- Breed: Labrador Retriever
- Color: Yellow
- Sex: Female
- Weight: 55 pounds
- Birthday: July 4, 2013
- Training: ATF National Canine Center, Front Royal, VA
- Handler: Special Agent Canine Handler Katherine Barton Scanlan
- Location: New Orleans Field Division
ATF K-9 Ting is a graduate of ATF's Search Enhanced Evidence K-9 (S.E.E.K.) program and is trained as an Explosives Detection Canine (EDC). K-9 Ting specializes in finding explosives, firearms/ammunition and shell casings once they have been fired from a firearm. In addition, Ting has the capability to be sent off-leash to specific targets such as vehicles, luggage, boxes, trash cans and back-packs, up to 100 yards away. Once Ting is at the target, she can be directed to search for explosives and/or firearms using whistle commands and hand signals. When Ting smells an explosive or firearm the alert would be given, which is for Ting to sit. With Ting having the ability to search off-leash at a distance up to 100 yards this allows for additional safety for emergency response crews to remain at a safe distance of a potential threat.
K-9 Ting started her career with Guiding Eyes for the Blind, but soon found she was best suited as a detector canine. K-9 Ting is full of energy and she has a way of making you laugh to watch her. She is playful and loving, and she will be sure to show you with all of her kisses as it seems she never runs out of them!! She forgets her size and is always looking for a lap to take over!! K-9 Ting loves being a detector canine which is evident when she is working. She is confident, independent and always ready to put her nose to work!
K-9 Ting is assigned to the New Orleans Field Division which covers the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas. K-9 Ting spends much of her time assisting with the fight against violent crime in the City of New Orleans and the surrounding parishes. Many of the searches that K-9 Ting does involves searching for evidence that is crucial to investigations. K-9 Ting responds to calls for assistance from state, local and federal law enforcement agencies in her area. K-9 Ting also participates in protective sweeps for the many special events that take place in New Orleans as well as dignitaries visiting the area.