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. These K-9 teams are also available to assist local law enforcement in bomb detection operations as requested.
At present the University of Florida has four K-9 teams, consisting of Lieutenant Matt Davis and German Shepherd “Gator,” Sgt. Ellen Duffy and her Yellow Labrador Retriever “Amber”, Offficer Sam Sexton and his German Shepher “Rocky”, and 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.