IUPD K9 Unit

Meet the dogs

The IU Police Department K9 unit includes two dogs specializing in explosives detection and one therapy dog. Each dog and their handler are specially trained to serve the needs of the university community. 


Cash is a 2-year-old American field Labrador retriever whose handler is Officer Ryan Skaggs. Cash is named after IUPD's former Chief Keith Cash, who tragically passed away in 2013 and is credited with starting IUPD's K9 unit. Cash specializes in explosives detection, and his work ensures safety at major events at IU. 

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Honey is a 2-year-old Plott Hound. Her Handler is Officer Hannah Skibba, and they work as a team to assist university officials on campus during times of mental health crisis or in immediate aftermath of a critical incident. 

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Indy is a 5-year-old Labrador retriever whose handler is Officer Rob Botts. Indy specializes in explosives detection, making sure IU campuses remain safe for faculty, staff, students and visitors. 

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