K-9 Unit

The University of Florida Police Department utilizes an explosive detection K-9 teams in response to the need for increased security precautions at many of the special events that take place on the university campus.

The K-9 team, consisting of Sergeant Matt Davis and German Shepherd “Gator,” have been specifically trained and certified in the search and detection of explosive devices. Sergeant Davis has been with the University Police Department’s Patrol Division since 2001. Gator is a six-year-old pedigree German Shepherd imported from Europe specifically for this purpose.

 

Our newest K-9 team, consisting of Officer Sam Sexton and German Shepherd “Rocky”, have also been specifically  trained and certified in the search and detection of explosive devices.  Officer Sexton has served in various positions throughout the Department and has been assigned as a member of the K-9 Unit in May 2012. Rocky is a three-year-old pedigree German Shepherd imported from Europe and works in tandem with “Gator” to complete the numerous duties assigned throughout campus.

To arrange interviews and photo-ops of the K-9 team contact Major Brad Barber at 352.273.3309, or after hours at 352.392.1111. Major Barber can also be reached via e-mail at wbarber@ufl.edu.