Facts About ATF Special Response Team (SRT) Canines

Facts About ATF Special Response Team (SRT) Canines

Facts about ATF Special Response Team (SRT) Canines

  • 10 Special Response Team (SRT)-trained tactical K-9 teams based out of the below cities;
    • Detroit, Washington, D.C., Miami, Dallas and Los Angeles
  • These K-9s are certified by the North American Police Work Dogs Association (NAPWDA).

The SRT Tactical K-9 program provides each SRT with an additional tool to locate and/or apprehend violent criminals.

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

  • Ike is the only SRT K-9 also trained 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 program uses hand-picked K-9s and qualified K-9 handlers trained in areas that support the SRT mission to reduce violent crime and protect the public. The teams are trained and certified in the following areas:

  • Obedience training.
  • Building, area and evidence search.
  • Aggression control.
  • Tracking.
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Last Reviewed April 29, 2020