Family Care Council Area 1 Hosts Scent Evidence K9

By Dina Justice

Family Care Council Area 1 hosted Scent Evidence K9 as part of an awareness campaign on July 16 at Marcus Point Baptist Church in Pensacola. Scent Evidence K9 is a Tallahassee-based international provider of effective Scent Preservation Kit® products and Scent Discriminate K9 Trailing services that enable responders to find missing persons faster and bring them home safely. Former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist Paul Coley founded the company in 2012 to develop a line of scent preservation products and specialized K9 training techniques that would increase location success and decrease recovery time. These kits provide families and caregivers with an extra layer of protection before a child or an adult becomes lost.

The mission of Scent Evidence K9 is to provide effective systems and services that enable communities and organizations to find missing persons and bring them home safely. A key approach in achieving this mission is helping communities focus on providing services to the most vulnerable populations with greater risk of becoming a missing person. Two vulnerable populations found in most communities are children with autism spectrum disorder and the elderly with dementia.

“We are extremely excited that we were able to provide this information to our area’s population,” stated FCC Area 1 Chair Dina Justice. “Paul’s expertise and knowledge gives hope to those with a loved one missing.” Information on the Scent Preservation Kit can be found at online or by calling 850-272-6950 or emailing

APD employee Octavius Jackson, FCC member Patty Houghland, 4-month-old pup in training Walker, FCC Area 1 Chair Dina Justice, Scent Evidence K9 CEO Paul Coley, APD employee Annette Zeeb