Florida Public Safety Institute Press Release
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 28, 2013) - The Florida Public Safety Institute will be conducting its 7th Annual Bloodhound Scent Tracking Seminar September 8 - 13. FPSI hosts the yearly event to help enhance scent-tracking dogs' ability to locate and recover missing persons.
According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and the Missing and Endangered Persons Information Clearinghouse (MEPIC), more than 2,000 persons are reported missing each day and more than 58,000 children are abducted by non-family members each year.
This 5-day seminar for beginning and established teams includes classroom training on reading a K-9, as well as many hours of tracking training (daytime and evening). The seminar includes the FPSI's participation and support at the Florida Missing Children's Day event at the Capitol on Monday morning September 9.