Our mission is to provide effective response systems and services that enable families, communities, and organizations to find missing persons and bring them home safely. Additionally, with Scent Evidence K9, we have partnered with law enforcement agencies and community leaders to implement scent discriminate K9 trailing products and services across the U.S. and Internationally.
Over 4.5 Million people have gone missing in the past 20 years. The FBI National Crime Information Center reported that 651,226 people were reported missing in 2017. More than 70% of those reported missing were children (over 450,000).
A key approach in achieving this mission is by providing family safety measures like The Scent Preservation Kit® and 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 persons with Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 1 in 59 children have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). A study completed by the American Pediatric Association states that almost 50% of these diagnosed children will go missing at least once before the age of 17. Based on recent studies, the number of individuals diagnosed with dementia will increase to 7.1 million in the USA by 2025. This is an increase of 40%. Studies have shown that 6 out of 10 individuals with dementia will become lost. In Florida alone, there are over 560,000 diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease and that number is expected to grow to 720,000 by 2025.
Our training partner, Scent Evidence K9, and the team here at TEN 8 Tactics believe that these heartbreaking statistics are much more than just numbers on a page. We believe that every missing person is important and deserves the best resources available to search for them.
The TEN 8 Tactics and Scent Evidence K9 vision is that every community across the country and around the world will have innovative and integrated response systems in place to find missing persons and return them to safety.
For available courses, please see the K9 Training section of our Book Training page.
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