VK9 Scent Specific Search and Recovery Unit


V K9 provides "specialized K9 support" to Law Enforcement Departments with the use of our K9’s in several different recovery  venues.  Live scent trailing/tracking and cadaver, both land and water work, and in evidence/article recovery. A more comprehensive list of services is provided by clicking on the Service Tab of this site.

Our specialty is in the use of secondary scent, aged trails, and car trails. We do extensive work in scent matching to identify if a matching scent is present at target locations.  Additionally, our K9’s will provide a Negative indication when scent is not present to the K9.  Using our techniques, we have successfully worked many cases in several states across the U.S.

We are pro team work, and often compliment the activities of  LE K9 Units, by supporting the investigation using our specialties in K9 search and recovery. Handlers maintain training and search logs, and all fielded K9 teams complete after action reports, that includes maps and/or GPS tracking detail usually within 48 hours of suspended activity
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Missing Persons Center Notes

As the President of the Missing Persons Center, I have personally used the services of VK9 and can't say enough about the amazing work they do.

A case we worked on together was written about in the book "Lost Girls" and here is a link to one of many articles about the case we worked on together;


I know of no other unit I would call on when you have got to find someone.  Read both of the above and you'll clearly see why.

Law Olmstead
President - Missing Persons Center


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