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Florida Public Safety Institute to host sixth annual Bloodhound Scent Tracking Seminar

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (August 24, 2012) – Tallahassee Community College’s Florida Public Safety Institute (FPSI) will conduct its sixth annual Bloodhound Scent Tracking Seminar September 9-14.
FPSI hosts this annual event to enhance a scent tracking dog’s 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 children are reported missing each day and more than 58,000 children are abducted by non-family members each year.
This five-day seminar, for beginning and established teams, will include classroom training on reading a K-9, as well as many hours of daytime and evening tracking training.
The seminar will begin with FPSI’s participation and support at the Florida Missing Children’s Day event at the Capitol on Monday September 10.
Members of the media are invited to attend the seminar at 9 a.m., September 11.
For more information on the seminar, contact Robert Mixson at (850) 201-7081 or e-mail

The Florida Public Safety Institute, located 14 miles west of Tallahassee on U.S. Highway 90, is home to the Pat Thomas Law Enforcement Academy. The Florida Public Safety Institute offers training programs in firefighting, corrections, probation, dispatching, private security and law enforcement intelligence.
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