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:

  • Officer Sam Sexton and his German Shepherd “Rocky”
  • Officer Dale Holmes and his Black Labrador Retriever “Boomer”
  • Officer Kenneth Motes and his Yellow Labrador Retriever “Viper”
  • Officer Ricky Morgan and his Yellow Labrador Retriever “Apollo”

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 K-9 Unit, please contact Major Brad Barber at (352)273-3309, or email at wbarber@ufl.edu.