The KlaasKIDS National Search Center for Missing and Trafficked Children was established in 2003 in response to the ever increasing number of missing persons cases.

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Sophia Best - Positive Information becoming Available

  • Sophia Best went missing on Saturday, August 13th from Gulf Breeze, FL.
  • The prayer vigil for Saturday, August 20th at the Gulf Breeze Rec Center at 7pm has been CANCELLED to allow the family time and space to process the new positive information.


KlaasKIDS remembers Danielle Bell 15 years later

  • Danielle Bell would have celebrated her 29th birthday with family and friends on July 28th. Instead, KlaasKids Foundation held a party on Saturday in hopes that it would reignite memories about what happened the night she vanished on September 28, 2001.
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Search and Rescue volunteers dedicate time and energy

  • KlaasKIDS volunteers help search in Baldwin County as well as Escambia and Mobile Counties. The team will also travel outside of the local area to help the families of the missing at their own expense and time.
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A Click Away from Danger

  • Read the stories of missing kids who were just a click away from danger and how KlaasKIDS assists int he search for the missing.
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Human Trafficking prevalent at large sporting events

  • Agencies across the US will convene in San Francisco Bay Area before the Super Bowl to educate the public on how to recognize human trafficking and how to report it to law enforcement
  • KlaasKIDS will lead a coalition task force in educating teens and business owners on the dangers of human trafficking
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KlaasKIDS partners with 4-H club to host a Search and Rescue Day Camp

  • KlaasKIDS partners with 4-H club to host a search and rescue day camp for children. The kids learned how to look for clues, how to grid search, how to navigate and how to attend to medical needs once a person is located.
  • KlaasKIDS introduced a "Get Loud" safety program for children to help keep them safe.
  • Pensacola News Journal writes about this wonderful day in a news article.
  • Another news article can be found on the University of Florida IFAS Extension website.

KlaasKIDS attended US Coast Guard Inland Planning School

  • KlaasKIDS Search Managers attended the U.S. Coast Guard Inland Planning School Jan 12-16, 2015
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KlaasKIDS attends Crimes Against Children Conference

  • Agencies across the US convened in Dallas, TX on August 10th-13th for the national Crimes Against Children conference
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Western Carolina

KlaasKIDS K9 handlers attended WCU Cadaver Dog Training

  • K9 Access to the FOREST
  • Bone Identification Training
  • Experienced Instructors including Brad Dennis of KlaasKIDS
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Community Calendar

October 29, 2016

Olive Baptist Church's Annual Fall Festival

Children's Fingerprinting Event

KlaasKIDS K-9 meet and greet

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