Meet the K9s

Jazz

Jazz

My name is Jazz and I am a 5 1/2 year old female black Labrador. I was born in Alabama on Christmas day, 2016. I am a certified explosives detection K9 and enjoy coming to work!

I have three certifications:

  • Vapor Wake, which includes detecting body-worn explosives
  • USPCA (United States Police Canine Association), including being the first K9 in my region to be certified in crowd screening
    • I won Top Dog for the 2022 trials and placed First overall!
  • NORT (National Odor Recognition Test)

I love hugs and lots of petting and am part of the Community Outreach Division, so if you see me out with my favorite K9 handler, Officer K. Bass, stop and say hello!

Gigi

Gigi

My name is Gigi and I am a 4 1/2 year old female black Labrador. I was born in Alabama on October 17, 2017.

I am trained and certified to find explosives. My primary job is crowd screening during large functions and sporting events at LSU. 

I have two certifications:

  • USPCA (United States Police Canine Association) 
    • I won Rookie Dog for the 2022 trials and placed Second overall!
  • NORT (National Odor Recognition Test)

I really enjoy working and get super excited when it is time to go to work! I live with my K9 handler, Officer E. Bogantes. When I am not at work, I enjoy going on walks and chasing my ball!

 

Laika

Laika

My name is Laika and I am an 8 year old female Belgian Malinois. I was born on April 13, 2014. I am certified in explosives detection. 

I have two certifications:

  • USPCA (United States Police Canine Association) I placed Fourth overall in the 2022 trials!
  • NORT (National Odor Recognition Test)

 

I enjoy running and playing, but most of all, I love working and searching for explosives-keeping the LSU community safe! I have been with my handler, Lieutenant T. Shows since I was a puppy. 

 

Wick

Wik

My name is Wik and I am a 3 year old male Dutch Shephard. I am certified in explosives detection.

I have one certification:

  • NNDDA (National Narcotics Detector Dog Association)

My handler is Officer J. Jackson and I was partnered with him in May of 2022. I was donated to the LSU Police Department by K9s4COPS. I am new to LSU, so be sure to tell me hello when you see me!