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.