Law Enforcement and SAR K9 Training

The Scent Evidence K9 training headquarters, located in Tallahassee, FL, provides professional law enforcement and SAR K9 Training and produces world-class human scent discriminate AKC bloodhounds and dual-purpose scent detection K9s specializing in the detection of Explosives, Narcotics, Invasive Species, Bedbugs, Agricultural Threats, and Electronic Communication Devices. We offer Human Scent Discriminate training for a variety of breeds to law enforcement, SAR, and emergency response handler teams.

  • K9 Handler Certification
  • Scent Discriminate Trailing Training for Handlers, Bloodhounds, and Patrol Dogs
  • Trained Scent Discriminate K9 and Dual-Purpose Scent Detection K9 Sales
  • Narcotics and Explosives Detection
  • Bedbugs/Invasive Species/Agricultural Threat Detection
  • Scent Collection Device Sales, Training, and Certification (The SEKR®)
  • Drone Integration Training
  • Registered M77® Scent Discriminate Training and M422®Scent Detection Programs
  • Electronic Communication Device Scent Detection (ECD)
  • K9 Trailing Field App
  • Case Consultations
  • Designed for Law Enforcement, SAR, and Emergency Responders
  • Scent Preservation Kit Products, Trailing Harnesses, and Leads


Paul Coley - Founder & CEO, Scent Evidence K9

Paul is a former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist and has dedicated his entire 30-year career to public service in the fields of education, law enforcement, criminal justice, investigations, forensics, and emergency management.

Paul instructs scent discriminate K-9 trailing, scent collection techniques, and missing person response protocol training for law enforcement and SAR handlers across the U.S. and Europe.

Professional K9 Handler Training

K9 Handler Training

Scent Evidence K9 offers an elite K9 handler training experience for law enforcement and SAR teams seeking to achieve professional certification in Human Scent Discriminate K9 Trailing and Scent Detection. Training courses include: Basic and Advanced Urban Trailing, Human Scent Discriminate Trailing, SEKR Scent Collection, Missing Person Response Protocol, and Dogs and Drone Integration Training. Handler training is included with each K9 purchase. Join us and take your K9 Trailing and Detection skills to the next level. 

K9 Handler Training Courses
Law Enforcement Trained K9's

Trained K9s

Scent discriminate bloodhounds are the cornerstone of successful K9 trailing teams. SEK9 dogs are trained to the demanding standards of our registered M77® Human Scent Discriminate K9 Training Plan.

Our dual-purpose scent detection K9s are trained using our innovative M422® Scent Detection and M77® programs for scent discriminate trailing and scent detection of narcotics, explosives, bedbugs, invasive species, agricultural threats, or electronic communication devices. 

Available K9s For Sale

SEK9 Scent Discriminate Handler Certification Now Available for Law Enforcement and SAR K9 Teams

Scent Evidence K9 is now offering Scent Discriminate Basic and Master Level Handler Certification. When lives are on the line, responding agencies need high performing K9 Teams they can trust to get the job done. The SEK9 Scent Discriminate Handler Certification exceeds SWGDOG standards to set the Worldwide gold standard for scent discriminate K9 handling.

K9 Training and the ability to assess performance qualifications are key components to a successful K9 Unit. Scent Evidence is working to raise the bar in both areas.

Handler Certification Requirements

Scent Discriminate Handler Certification includes:SEK9 Handler Certification

  • Training Documentation Review
  • 5 Scent Discriminate Assessment Trials
  • 8 Location Check Assessment Trials
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Scent Collection and Dismissals Assessment
  • Written Assessment

Be the Best of the Best and contact our team at 850-272-6950 or [email protected] to learn all how our new scent discriminate handler certification can help your agency achieve high-performance K9 Units.

M77® Scent Discriminate Training Program

Our registered training plan was designed to develop fundamental skills in dogs and handlers for human scent discriminate trailing. Handlers are taught to use the standardized processes contained in the plan for training canines to indicate the presence, absence, and path of a targeted person utilizing the scent of the identified individual. Our innovative trailing app gives handlers the ability to measure the success of each exercise from their phone and meets all SWGDOG requirements.

Law Enforcement Scent Kit Programs

Scent Kit Programs

Scent Evidence K9 focuses on building partnerships with law enforcement and community organizations to save lives and bring the lost home. We work with police departments and agencies just like yours to promote and improve missing person response capabilities and raise awareness within communities.The Scent Preservation Kit®will not only be a resource to keep your community safer but it will give you the opportunity to talk about missing person awareness. Perfect for National Night Out events!

Contact 850-272-6950 or [email protected] for special LEO bulk pricing for Scent Kits. 

Scent Kits
Paul Coley Workshop and Seminar Booking

Instructor Booking

Paul Coley teaches his scent discriminate K9 trailing techniques, missing person response protocol, and scent collection methods to law enforcement agencies and SAR handlers at seminars and workshops across the U.S. and internationally. Paul is a former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist and has dedicated his entire career to public service in the fields of education, law enforcement, criminal justice, investigations, forensics, and emergency management.

Contact 850-272-6950 or [email protected] to book Paul for your next seminar.

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Scent Evidence K9 locates Leon County Missing Person

Integrated Search Services

SEK9 utilizes Integrated Search Services that are cutting edge and research-based. We value the needs of all stakeholders involved with missing person deployments and ensure that potentially competing needs are balanced through mutual understanding of common goals and the use of factual information in decision making. We understand the unique needs of emergency service providers, special interest groups, loved ones, and high-risk populations. We design all services and work with communities to establish integrated search systems to meet these varied needs.

See how Scent Evidence K9 and our FSU Homeland Security and Emergency Management partners worked together to find a Missing FSU Student HERE.

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The SEKR Scent Collection Vacuum

The SEKR Scent Evidence VacuumThe SEKR was designed to meet the critical needs of crime scene investigators and missing person responders utilizing years of professional experience in the field. Agencies across the U.S. have used scent extracted with The SEKR to locate missing persons, suspects, environmental threats, invasive species, and illegal substances.

The SEKR has also been utilized extensively in the field to provide a safe alternative for K9 explosives detection training. The SEKR can extract scent from explosives materials making it possible to train in schools without bringing explosives into the school. See how Bay County Sheriff’s Office utilizes this process HERE.

Learn more about The SEKR Scent Evidence Vacuum HERE