K-9 Unit

The University of Florida Police Department utilizes 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. These K-9 teams are also available to assist local law enforcement in bomb detection operations as requested.

The University of Florida has four K-9 teams, consisting of:

  • Lieutenant Matt Davis and German Shepherd “Gator”
  • Sergeant Ellen Duffy and her Yellow Labrador Retriever “Amber”
  • Officer Sam Sexton and his German Shepherd “Rocky”
  • Officer Dale Holmes and his Black Labrador Retriever “Boomer”

All UFPD K-9 teams have been specifically trained and certified in the search and detection of explosive devices.

If you would like more information about the UFPD K9 Unit, please contact Major Brad Barber at (352)273-3309, or email at wbarber@ufl.edu.



Sgt. Duffy & Amber edited