In 2009, the University of Wyoming Police Department with support from the Wyoming
Office of Homeland Security (WOHS) formed a dedicated Explosive Detection Canine (K-9)
Since then, UWPD has maintained its K-9 Program to enhance the safety of the University
of Wyoming as well as regional partners during special events. Below are the K-9’s
we’ve been fortunate to have served among our staff.
|K-9 Wilson (Yellow Lab), originally found as a rescue from Clarinda, Iowa, served
as the first explosive detection canine, joining the department in 2009. Wilson retired
from law enforcement in 2012 along with his handler, Officer Ben Raymer.
|K-9 Enzo (German Shepard) joined UWPD in summer of 2012, and was partnered with his
handler, Sergeant Chad Bade. While he initially intended to be a “show dog”, Enzo
found his way into a working dog training program in Kansas and was selected for explosive
detection. Along with his canine peer, K-9 Mulder, Enzo was an active contributor
to the safety of numerous special events for the University of Wyoming and other notable
events such as Cheyenne Frontier Days and Wyoming State Legislative Sessions. Enzo
served the University and Great State of Wyoming until his passing in 2020.
|K-9 Mulder (German Shepard) also joined UWPD summer 2012 and was partnered with Officer
Cody Seals. In 2016, Officer Seals retired from law enforcement and K-9 Mulder was
reassigned to Officer Josh Holland. Mulder and K-9 Enzo, through their active careers,
were awarded the Commander’s Award for Public Safety from the U.S. Army and also established
themselves as some of the longest serving explosive detection canines in the state
Mulder served the University and Great State of Wyoming until his passing in 2021
|K-9 Otto (German Shepard), hailing from Gersheim, Germany, Otto made his way to the
UWPD in September 2022. Partnered with his handler, Sergeant Josh Holland, Otto continued
UWPD’s history of service to the University community and regional partners.