Special Operations is responsible for the planning, coordinating, directing and management of safety and security at all special events and construction projects on the campus requiring police personnel.
The GTPD K9 team works under the direction of Special Operations. This unit specializes in detecting explosives and providing protection, particularly during special events. Each dog and their handler is certified through the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). Currently the unit features four highly trained dogs (Pictured left to right): Bear - Yellow Labrador Retriever (6 y/o), Pepper - German Shepherd (8 y/o), Jade - Belgian Malinois (2 y/o), and Hulk - German Shepherd (3 y/o). The unit is often requested by law enforcement partners across the state for sterility sweeps, bomb threats, and unusual unattednded items.
If you would like to request K9 services for your event, please contact k9@Police.gatech.edu.