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FDLE K-9 Teams                                                                              


FDLE Capitol Police


Gatsby and Boyer

Boyer and Gatsby

K-9 Gatsby is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. Gatsby is assigned to Officer William Boyer with the Capitol Police. Gatsby searches vehicles and mail trucks entering underneath the Capitol. He also searches exteriors and interiors in the state offices surrounding the Capitol. The K-9 team supports surrounding law enforcement agencies in need of an explosive detection K-9. Gatsby has assisted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office, FSU Police Department, and FAMU Police Department.


Hunter and Zachary

Joze and Carmona

K-9 Hunter, a Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd mix, was born in Hungary. Assigned to Capitol Police Officer Getavius “Taye” Zachary, Hunter searches the exterior and interior areas of state offices that are assigned to Capitol Police. The K-9 team supports surrounding law enforcement agencies in need of explosive detection K-9 support. Hunter has assisted the Leon County Sheriff’s Office, FAMU Police Department, Tallahassee Police Department and FDLE’s Protective Operation Section. Hunter enjoys playing tug of war and fetches and chases jolly balls.


Laya and Tharp

Laya and Tharp

K-9 Laya is a Golden Retriever born in Colombia. Laya is assigned to the Capitol Police in Tallahassee. Laya is imprinted on a variety of military grade and homemade explosives. Laya is assigned to handler Officer Travis Tharp. They focus on detection of explosive materials, the recovery of firearms and ammunition and the recovery of evidence related to post blast incidents. Capitol Police's K-9 units also assist with the Protective Operations Section of FDLE. Laya enjoys sunbathing, rolling in the grass, and a good game of fetch with her frisbee.


FDLE Fort Myers


Cache and Gilmer

Cache and SA Gilmer

K-9 Cache is a black English Labrador. Cache is assigned to Special Agent Justin Gilmer and works out of the Fort Myers Regional Operations Center. Cache was donated to FDLE by Operation Underground Railroad and trained at Jordan Detection K-9. He is trained in electronic detection. He likes socks and chasing tennis balls.


FDLE Miami


Babs and Dodds


K-9 Babs is a Yellow Labrador Retriever. Babs is assigned to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Miami office and regularly works with FDLE agents on officer-involved shooting investigations. Babs is assigned to ATF’s Zane Dodds, a 25-year veteran with the agency. Babs is one of only two ATF explosive detection canines in Florida. Babs is proficient in finding firearms, ammunition, spent casings, and explosives.


FDLE Orlando


Baxter and Torres

Baxter and Georgie

K-9 Baxter is an English Labrador Retriever. Baxter is assigned to Orlando Regional Operations Center Cybercrime Task Force Agent Georgie Torres. He is trained in electronic storage detection and has been in service for two years. In that time, Baxter has been deployed on more than 100 searches. Baxter was purchased by the Kissimmee Police Department.


FDLE Pensacola


Maple and Cassidy

Maple and SA Cassidy

K-9 Maple, a lab mix rescue and FDLE’s first Electronic Storage Detection (ESD) canine. Maple completed her ESD training in 2019. She is assigned to Special Agent Supervisor Stephanie Cassidy and works out of the Pensacola Regional Operations Center. Maple has assisted with hundreds of cases involving internet crimes against children, terrorism, espionage, human trafficking, homicides, sex offender probation, etc.


Joze and Carmona

Joze and Carmona

K-9 Joze, a German Shorthaired Pointer, was born in the Netherlands. K-9 Joze trained in electronic storage detection (ESD) at Southern Coast K9 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida and certified on June 16, 2023. Joze is assigned to Special Agent Vannessa Carmona and works out of the Pensacola Regional Operations Center. Joze assisted with her first search warrant on June 22, 2023. In her spare time, Joze loves chasing balls and swimming.


FDLE Tallahassee


Rocket and Limongi

Limongi and Rocket

K-9 Rocket, a Black Labrador, joined FDLE in November 2021 after a career change from a service dog to an electronic detection K-9. He was donated by Operation Underground Railroad and was trained by Jordan Detection K-9 in Indiana. Rocket is assigned to FDLE’s Tallahassee Regional Operations Center and assists with search warrants, victim interviews and demonstrations. Rocket is assigned to Special Agent Aida Limongi and the Cyber Crimes Squad but is able to assist with searches for any squad or law enforcement partner.


Florida Department of Law Enforcement Priorities

FDLE is composed of five areas: Executive Direction and Business Support, Criminal Investigations and Forensic Science, Criminal Justice Information, Criminal Justice Professionalism and Florida Capitol Police. FDLE’s duties, responsibilities and procedures are mandated through Chapter 943, FS, and Chapter 11, FAC. To learn more about these areas, read our Statement of Agency Organization and Operation or visit our Open Government page.