Maywood, NJ Police Department First in the Country to offer FREE Scent Collection Kits to At-Risk/Disabled Residents

Maywood, NJ Police Department first in the country to offer FREE Scent Collection Kits for at-risk/disabled residents.

The Maywood, NJ Police department K-9 Unit is the fist in the country to partner with Find ‘Em Scent Safe’s, an organization that provides an all-in-one, do-it-yourself human scent collection kit for at-risk/disabled persons.

The MPD has the only scent-specific bloodhound in Bergen County, who will utilize the scent kit if the resident ever goes missing, which will aid in the rapid and safe return of that person.

Simultaneously, the MPD will update its at-risk/disabled resident registration. Such things that are included in the registration form are emergency contact information, special consideration, hide-a-key locations etc.

Residents/family members can obtain a registration form at the Police headquarters 24/7/365. Those who qualify for a FREE scent kit will be contacted for pick-up upon return of the registration form.

Find’Em: Helping you locate your loved one:

The Maywood, NJ Police department forms that first law enforcement partnership in the country with Find’Em Scent Safe, a proven third-party tested scent collection and storage system of person’s unique scent. FREE to Qualified Individuals..

For information, registration and to obtain your FREE Find’Em Scent safe, Maywood Residents contact:

Detective Chris Nichols at (201) 845-2900, Ext. 145 or email

Eligibility for a FREE Scent safe Maywood residency and one of the following:



*Otherwise at risk for wandering

Non-residents can purchase a scent kit at

Find’Em facts:

*Scent discrimination means that every person has their own scent and a dog can tell the difference.

*The dog will follow one person’s scent, exclusively. This is critical when looking for a lost loved one.

*The better the scent item, the clearer the trail.

*Scent discrimination K9s are recognized by the court as material witnesses.


*An estimated 5.7 million Americans of all ages are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2018-Alzheimer’s Association.

*Nearly half of parents reported that a child with ASD has attempted to wander or run away at least once after age

*Law enforcement sources say that 3 hours is the critical time window for location a missing person.

For more information on the Find’Em Scent Safe, please visit FindemScent

Disclaimer: This information comes from the Maywood, NJ Police Department and I give them full credit for the information on the program. Please contact them directly for more insights to the program at the numbers or email above.


About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Maywood, NJ Police Department First in the Country to offer FREE Scent Collection Kits to At-Risk/Disabled Residents

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please contact the Maywood Police Department in New Jersey for more information on this program.

    Liked by 1 person

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