Look who made the front page of Florida Department of Elder Affairs Livable Communities newsletter! Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley, and K9 Stella are featured for our Just Nosey Enough campaign to raise awareness for reporting wandering and missing person events. Thanks to the Florida Dept. of Elder Affairs and Livable Communities for helping to create safer practices to Bring The Lost Home!
Just Nosey Enough – Elder Affairs Livable Communities Newsletter
By Scent Evidence K9
For bloodhounds like Rex, the Rescue Pup, being nosey is a very good thing! Trained K9s use their nose to find missing persons and bring them home safe. This is especially important when it comes to protecting those with Alzheimer’s disease. But is it a good thing when people are nosey? For those who have been located because a neighbor noticed something strange and reported it to law enforcement, being just nosey enough is not only very good, but it can save a missing person’s life.
Scent Evidence K9 CEO Paul Coley is on a mission to help communities and law enforcement agencies improve their methods of locating missing persons. One of the biggest problems facing responders is the amount of time that passes before the incident is reported. Every minute that passes can increase the distance a lost person will travel and decrease the success rate of a search. If a family member or someone you provide care for has gone missing, DON’T WAIT. Call 911 and report the incident immediately. The sooner responders are notified, the sooner they can begin searching.
Coley started the program Just Nosey Enough to help create community awareness about reporting a missing person immediately and how looking out for your neighbors can help bring the lost home. “Florida has over 580,000 residents with Alzheimer’s Disease, and studies show that three out of every five people living with Alzheimer’s will wander. Time is one of the biggest factors during a search for a missing person,” stated Coley
Five Easy Ways to Be Just Nosey Enough
- If someone is missing, CALL 911 immediately.
- Check your backyard or garage when someone in your area has been reported missing. Most people are found within a half-mile to one mile from the place where they were last seen.
- If you see someone who needs help or is acting strange, lost, or confused, report it!
- Dress those you love and care for who are at risk of wandering in high-visibility clothing. Bright colors are easy to see.
- Stay connected with your neighbors. Use social networking to communicate quickly and know your Neighborhood Watch information.
Learn more about the Just Nosey Enough initiative HERE