Scent Discriminate K9 Team Response Protocol Training


Class description: Former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist and Scent Evidence K9 Founder-CEO, Paul Coley, presents a three-day training seminar designed to improve missing person response time and location success. The seminar covers the implementation of intelligence-based operational search processes and guidelines, integrated search strategies, and Drone-K9 overwatch techniques. Protocol training teaches response agency personnel and partners how to prepare and respond to a missing person, as well as how to effectively use a scent discriminate K9 team in criminal cases. Paul will also discuss how agencies are improving their missing person deployments using; standardized scent discriminate K9 training and trailing techniques, missing person statistics, scent evidence collection methods, and community awareness of populations at-risk for going missing. This training has been TN-POST certified and endorsed by the Florida State University Emergency Management and Homeland Security Department. 

Price: $1500.00  3-Day Course - Training is located at our K9 Training Headquarters in Tallahassee, FL.


Day 1

              Objective: Awareness of Missing Person Statistics, At Risk Groups, Community Resources

              Objective: Understand Search Intelligence Gathering Methods

              Objective: Understand How to Conduct Interviews

              Objective: Know How to Preserve and Gather Evidence

              Objective: Understand Scent Discriminate K9 Applications and Uses

              Objective: Know How to Create a Timeline

              Objective: Understand How to Complete a Missing Person Profile

              Objective: Know How to Create a Search Plan

              Objective: Understand Role Assignments and Definitions

              Objective: Know How to Identify Available Resources

              Objective: Understand How to Establish Search Area Parameters


Day 2

              Objective: Understand Red/Amber/Green Search Strategy

              Objective: Know Radial Box Search Diagraming

              Objective: Understand How and When to Take Action

              Objective: Know How to Conduct Intelligence-based Searches

              Objective: Understand Human Scent Evidence and Scent Discriminate Trailing Methods

              Objective: Know K9 Options for Unpopulated and Uncontaminated Areas

              Objective: Understand Search Management

              Objective: Understand Controls for Potential Failures

              Objective: Understand Post Search Action and Debriefing


Day 3

              Objective: Understand Basic Scientific Principles of K9 Scent Discrimination

              Objective: Know 4 Primary Scent Collection Methods and Limitations of Each

              Objective: Have awareness of Search Strategies Developed by FBI

              Objective: Understand Drone Integration in K9 Searches

              Objective: Understand Basic Drone Operation and Procedures

              Objective: Drone Communications and Command Center Demonstrations

              Objective: Drone Overwatch and K9 Trailing Demonstrations

              Objective: Search Debriefing and Photo/Video Analysis


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.

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