Increase Your Probability Of Locating A Missing Person.
Learn how to effectively identify, screen, and integrate K9 search & rescue resources into your agency's operations.
Considering incorporating K9 search & rescue into your missing persons operations but don’t know where to start?
Struggling to find credible K9 search & rescue teams in your area?
Wondering how to select reliable K9 resources that will increase your likelihood of locating the missing person?
Looking for a step-by-step plan to successfully locate, screen, and utilize reliable search dogs?
Introduction to K9 Search & Rescue Resources for First Responders
After completing this course you will have the step-by-step process from callout to after action that will ensure your use of K9 SAR resources is seamless.
How To Navigate
Welcome to CFTE
Detection Dogs & Olfaction
Factors That Influence Olfaction
DOWNLOAD - Terms & Definitions AAFS Standards Board
READ - Journal Articles Referenced In Video
Introduction to K9 SAR
Land - Human Remains Detection
Water - Human Remains Detection
DOWNLOAD - Body Float Chart
Area - Live Find
Tracking & Trailing
DOWNLOAD - Collecting A Scent Article
Disaster - Live Find & Human Remains
DOWNLOAD - Discipline Comparison Chart
Finding Qualified K9 Teams
DOWNLOAD - K9 SAR Resource List
Industry Standards For K9 Resources
DOWNLOAD - Training, Certification & Documentation Guidelines AAFS Standards Board
Interviewing K9 Teams
DOWNLOAD - K9 Resource Interview Questions
Calling Out K9 Resources
DOWNLOAD - K9 Call Out Information Checklist
Follow Up From K9 Teams
DOWNLOAD - K9 Team Follow-Up Checklist
Search Report Example
Additional Training & Consulting Services
How To Get Your Certificate
Detectives, fire chiefs, first responders, and others just like you who are responsible for managing resources in a missing persons case share why it’s so important to get the information is this course.
"This course is a must for Law Enforcement who rarely receives training during a pre-service academy or into their careers on how to conduct a missing person investigation. This course provides a thorough overview of the different types of search, rescue, and recovery canine teams. Preparing ahead for the possibility of this type of case will make all the difference in the final outcome."
C. Corcoran, Police Officer (retired) 30 yrs. for City of Madison Police Wisconsin, 10 yrs. full time patrol dog handler, Owner Canine Search Solutions LLC- trained and handled 4 cadaver dogs to date
"I wish you could promote this course for every single law enforcement agency in my state. Every single one. They need it. There are MANY agencies out there who simply ask for a dog without realizing the many different disciplines and what K9's work best during certain situations. This course is a huge leap forward for agencies who have little to no understanding."
J. Thorpe, Director, NC Troopers Assoc. K9 Unit
"As a LE officer and a cadaver K9 handler, the course is presented in a clear, easy to understand format that breaks down and simplifies a broad, little understood topic amongst law enforcement. This course is a great way to get quality resources for complicated events that don’t present themselves every day in policing. When the situation is there, the last thing anyone should be worrying about is what and where are the resources to correctly respond to and address the issue at hand and make a successful recovery."
Deputy R. Becker, Warren County Sheriff's Office
Our team has the credentials and field experience you need.
Photo: Director Christopher Wray (l) with CFTE Founder Deana Hudgins (r)
This special award, presented on behalf of the Director of the FBI, was formally created in 1990 as a way to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.
Any detective, police chief, fire chief, EMA officer or first responder responsible for managing resources in a missing persons search.
You can enroll at any time! This self-paced course allows you to complete it at your own pace and on any device with 24/7 access.
This course takes approximately 90 minutes to watch in its entirety; however, you will have unlimited on demand access to revisit any of the course material or resources.
Once you are enrolled in the course you will get a link to our support email. If you have any questions along the way just send us an email.
As part of the course you will be granted access directly to the instructor via phone or email to ask questions or get assistance implementing the materials. Even after completing the course, you are welcome to contact the instructor while in the field working a case.