Facts About ATF SRT Canines

 Detroit, Sterling, VA, Miami, Dallas, and Los Angeles. Certified by North American Police Work Dogs Association (NAPWDA).

Facts About ATF Special Response Team (SRT) Canines

  • Since 2000, there have been 17 K-9 teams trained and based out of the following cities; Detroit, Sterling, Virginia, Miami, Dallas, and Los Angeles.
  • These K-9s are certified by the North American Police Work Dogs Association (NAPWDA).
  • There are currently 8 Special Response Teram (SRT) tactical K-9s paired with ATF special agent/SRT operator handlers.

SRT K-9 Profile: Meet K-9 Ike (Image of K-9 Ike)

  • Ike is the only SRT K-9 also traine4d and certified in explosive detection.
  • Ike is an 80 pound German Shepard, based out of Detroit.  When Ike is not working, he enjoys spending time with his handler's family and friends.

The SRT tactical K-9 provides each SRT with an additional tool (the K-9) to locate and/or apprehend hidden or fleeing suspects. The SRT K-9 program uses hand-picked K-9s and qualified K-9 handlers. The teams are trained and certified in the following areas:

  • Obedience training.
  • Building, area and evidence search.
  • Aggression control.
  • Tracking.

Published by ATF on October 27, 2015

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Last Reviewed May 4, 2020