Handler: Inspector Paul Ciupeiu
Department: Department of Homeland Security-TSA
Function: Conventional Explosives Detection
Years Worked: 2010-2013
K9 Frida was assigned to Inspector Ciupeiu and her duty station was O’Hare International Airport (ORD). In her 3 years of service, Frida cleared more than 100 million tons of cargo originating out of ORD. Frida performed several high profile events including the Chicago Marathon, Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field and Chicago’s 4th of July Fireworks Show. Frida retired in 2013 when Inspector Ciupeiu converted to the Personnel Screening Canine (PSC) program that DHS-TSA began implementing to detect person-borne explosive devices.