K-9 Jake


Name: K-9 “JAKE”

Breed: English Black Labrador Retriever (Male)

DOB: May 30, 2010

Agency: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), Washington, DC

Discipline: Single Purpose Explosives Detection

Formal Schooling and Certifications: K-9 JAKE attended a twelve week Explosive Detection Course with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in January 2012. Jake then went through the program a second time for 18 weeks so his handler could become an Explosive Detection Canine Trainer with the ATF in May 2014. He was certified in Explosives Detection with the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives and the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and gained certifications through the National Odor Recognition Test (NORT) and the Odor Recognition Test (ORT). JAKE was also a member of the International Police Work Dog Association (IPWDA).

Career Stats: K-9 JAKE was able to recognize approximately 25,000 different explosive odors. JAKE never missed an odor during certification or recertification. JAKE searched countless vehicles, trucks, parcels and packages without fail to help secure one of the nation’s most secure intelligence facilities.

Additional Information: K-9 JAKE was a proud product of the Puppies Behind Bars Program. JAKE has been fortunate to work with many fellow law enforcement agencies around the country. JAKE has served his country searching for explosives for multiple government agencies in the Washington, DC metro area.

Due to his calm demeanor and his ambition to please his handler, JAKE was a crowd favorite for adults and children alike at public events, school visits, community related events and canine demonstrations.
JAKE now spends his retirement with his handler and his family. JAKE has a step brother (Pug mix) who was born on JUNE 15, 2010. The two spend their time playing with the children and causing trouble outside. JAKE enjoys swimming in the lake and retrieving the ball almost more than he loved working.

JAKE was meant to be a working dog. Although JAKE enjoys retirement, JAKE loved to work. Working was not a job to JAKE, it meant spending time with his handler, playing with other dogs and having fun. JAKE embodied every primary trait a working dog should have. JAKE is smart, kind, loving, energetic, inquisitive, happy and determined. JAKE proudly served his community and its citizens with distinction in order to make the world a safer place.

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