California Bloodhound Team On The Trail To Save Lives

A new California Bloodhound Team in the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department K9 Unit is wasting no time in making an impact on the agency’s K9 search capabilities. 9-month-old K9 Keva and handler, Dep. Gabriel Jasso, have racked up 7 confirmed trails in only 6 weeks after completing the scent discriminate K9 trailing and certification program with Scent Evidence K9 in Tallahassee in mid-April.

K9 Keva was only 8-months-old when the California Bloodhound team had their first find. After only one week on the job, K9 Keva helped locate a missing 83-year-old man with dementia who had wandered from his home. In week 2 on the job, Dep. Jasso and Keva located a missing runaway teen using scent collected with a Scent Evidence K9 Scent Kit. “Every week, every few days, this amazing new K9 team was hitting the trail on a missing person case or a suspect location. K9 Keva is now 7 for 7 with confirmed trails on each search deployment,” stated Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley.

The M77 Scent Discriminate K9 Trailing program created by Scent Evidence K9 was used to train K9 Keva. “Our training program is a data-driven, process-oriented program developed to produce high-performance dogs that can yield successful search results right out of the gate. Having buy-in from Dep. Jasso and the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. leadership was an essential component to achieving the tremendous early success of this exemplary K9 trailing team,” said Coley.

Here are the recent search deployment details from this amazing California Bloodhound team. To learn more about scent discriminate Bloodhound Trailing CLICK HERE.

K9 Keva Does It Again!

California Bloodhound Team San Bernardino COunty Sheriff's Department
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San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. Bloodhound Helps Responders Locate Missing 73-Year-Old Man with Dementia. Dep. Gabriel Jasso and 9-month-old K9 Keva have racked up their seventh confirmed trail in under 2 months when they responded to a missing person call out from Victorville, CA. Dep. Jasso used a Scent Evidence K9 Scent Kit to collect scent from the missing man’s pillow. K9 Keva used the scent article to determine the direction of travel by trailing 1. 5 miles along a highway. “The trail was 5. 5 hours old so determining the direction of travel helped responders focus their search resources up ahead to the area where the missing man was found walking into a park. This is a great example of the search teamwork needed to respond effectively to save lives,” stated Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley.

This is the 7th confirmed trail by the new Bloodhound team after completing their scent discriminate K9 training with us in April. “K9 Keva still has a few months to go before turning a year old and we are excited to see the outstanding performance of Dep. Jasso and Keva,” said Coley.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept Bloodhound Finds Missing 100-Year-Old Woman!

San Bernardino County Bloodhound Team Finds Missing 100-Year-Old Woman
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Dep. Gabriel Jasso and 9-month-old K9 Keva trailed the missing woman for nearly 2 miles using scent collected from the woman’s slippers using a Scent Evidence K9 Scent Kit. The dynamic duo of Jasso and Keva have gone 6 for 6 after just a month on the job since completing Scent Discriminate Training with us in April. “People don’t often think that a 100-year-old woman on a walker can travel that far but it happens. Dep. Jasso trusted K9 Keva’s trailing abilities and now the woman is safe back home,” said Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley. Dep. Jasso worked K9 Keva through the area near her house where she took short walks. K9 Keva gave a negative at ¼ mile then worked all four corners of the street before taking off in a sprint to find the missing woman. The woman later stated that she was just enjoying a nice walk and the breeze felt so good she just kept walking!

K9 Keva Gets Fifth Find!

9-month-old San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. Bloodhound gets her 5th confirmed trail after only a month on the job since completing her training at Scent Evidence K9! This time Dep. Gabriel Jasso and K9 Keva trailed a missing woman approximately 2 miles from the place she was last seen.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. Bloodhound Team Hits Scent Evidence K9 National #300 FIND Milestone!

California Bloodhound Team Reaches 300th Scent Evidence K9 Partner Find Milestone
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The latest find by Dep. Gabriel Jasso and K9 Keva marks the 300th Missing Person/Suspect Location by our K9 Agency partners across the US!
Dep. Jasso and K9 Keva deployed with the Rialta PD in response to a Domestic violence/Assault with a deadly weapon call. Dep. Jasso used a Scent Evidence K9 Scent Kit to collect the scent article from the suspect’s vehicle. The trail was 45 min. old at the time of deployment. K9 Keva trailed 150 yards along a Business/Residential Street with heavy vehicle and pedestrian traffic before sticking her head in a bush and locating the suspect. K9 Keva continued her sit-alert as the suspect was being handcuffed.

San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Dept. Bloodhound has Second Missing Person Find In Her First 2 Weeks On The Job!

8-month-old K9 Keva completed her scent discriminate training with Scent Evidence K9 just 2 weeks ago and headed to her new job with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. The rising K9 star has now had her second missing person find and responders used a Scent Kit to collect the scent article! Here’s the report from K9 Keva’s Instagram page. K9 Keva On Friday, April 29th, 2022 Rancho Cucamonga Deputies were called to the area of Archibald Avenue and the 210 Freeway for a runaway juvenile. The mother and daughter were not from the area. Keva and dad arrived on the scene to assist in locating the juvenile. Keva quickly got to work sprinting in the direction the mother last saw her daughter. Keva trailed along Archibald Avenue a heavily traveled street. 1.1 miles later Keva located the missing juvenile wandering in a neighborhood. After a good breather, we celebrated with her favorite treats and some rolls in the freshly cut grass. The juvenile was reunited with her family.

8-Month-Old San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept. Bloodhound Helps Find Missing 83-Year-Old With Dementia On First Deployment!

California Bloodhound Team Hits The Trail To Save Lives
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Just one week after completing her scent discriminate training in Tallahassee, K9 Keva, an 8-month-old Bloodhound trained by Scent Evidence K9 helped responders find a missing elderly person with dementia on Sunday. Chino Hills Sheriff’s Station requested a Bloodhound team to help locate the missing 83-year-old and K9 Keva put her nose to work and trailed the person’s scent for approximately 1 mile to where the missing person was picked up in a car. An hour later the person was located a few miles from where they were dropped off. The heavily contaminated 18-hour-old trail along a major street and walking paths was the FIRST OFFICIAL California deployment for 8-month-old K9 Keva. “We had a feeling this new Bloodhound and handler team was going to succeed right out of the gate during the training with SBSO last week. We are looking forward to hearing about the lives Keva will save in her new job,” said Scent Evidence K9 CEO, Paul Coley. A Scent Kit was provided to the missing person after the search.