Coley, Paul

Paul Coley – Founder & CEO, Scent Evidence K9

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.

As a member of the FBI Evidence Response Team, he has deployed human scent evidence K9 Trailing teams in cases across the United States. Paul has also served as an instructor for National Academy Classes at FBI Academy and presented his scent discrimination techniques during the 2017 International Scent Summit in Austria.

Paul founded Scent Evidence K9 in 2012 to help communities and law enforcement agencies improve their methods of locating missing persons. Like many other canine handlers, Paul faced the challenge of finding an effective scent article during deployments. He developed the first scientifically-tested and proven Scent Preservation Kit® to provide K9 Trailing responders with an uncontaminated scent article that can increase location success and reduce find time.

Paul and his wife Donna, Executive VP and co-founder, have also developed the first standardized Scent Discriminate K9 Training program and have opened a new 1000-acre training facility in West Tennessee to deliver world-class Trailing K9’s for law enforcement agencies across the country.

By forging a partnership with Florida State University Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Scent Evidence K9 is able to integrate UAS/drone technology into the K9 Trailing process that creates greater visibility and safer working conditions for handlers.

Classes: Scent Discriminate K9 Trailing – The Right Tool For The Right Job

Former FBI Forensic Canine Operations Specialist and Scent Evidence K9 Founder-CEO, Paul Coley, discusses how human scent discriminate K9 trailing and scent collection technology is being utilized to produce more successful missing person search results. Paul will also discuss how trailing differs from tracking, the advantages of single-purpose K9 deployment, and introduce new guidelines developed to improve search response methods.

Dogs and Drones – Nose to the Ground, Eyes in the Sky

Paul Coley will discuss the integration of UAS drone technology and K-9 search operations. He will present the benefits that drone overwatch and reconnaissance bring to K-9 trailing deployments and how they are working together to cover more territory, maximize search efforts, and keep K-9 Units safer on the trail.

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About Scent Evidence K9

Scent Evidence K9 is a Tallahassee-based international provider of effective scent discriminate systems and services that enable responders to find missing persons 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 while decreasing find time.

Paul designed the innovative Scent Preservation Kit to help community leaders and law enforcement agencies better serve their high-risk autism and dementia populations by mitigating risk and raising awareness. Sometimes called “peace of mind in a Jar,” the Scent Preservation Kit® is now utilized as a proactive public safety measure by organizations across the country from Florida to Alaska, and internationally in Canada, Germany and Sweden.