When animals are being hurt, crimes against people are usually not far behind.
Know the “clues” that could lead to other animal-crime related convictions
Animal victims can’t testify, but you can still gather the right evidence to win your case.
When you entered the law enforcement profession, you probably expected to be doing traffic stops, dealing with domestic disturbances, and investigating crimes… crimes against humans.
But you probably didn’t anticipate having to deal with animals: the family dog who’s not happy you’re in her home or yard, the 40 cats you encounter during an elder safety visit, or the number of times you see a kid, a dog, and a situation that just doesn’t look right.
It’s assumed that animals are within animal welfare agencies and humane society’s purview – “they’ll enforce everything involving the pets.”
Unfortunately, it is not as clear-cut as expected in real life. As a first responder, you’re the first on the scene who might pick up on the clues that could protect a child from further abuse, a woman from experiencing more IPV, an elderly person from living through more neglect or see the tools and implements that are clear indicators of an animal fighting ring – which inevitably leads to so many other crimes.
From officer involved shootings of dogs, to recognizing a suspect is also a dogfighter, to noticing that both children and animals are being neglected in a home, sworn law enforcement officers see clues every day: and if animals are at risk or being harmed, usually humans are too.
This course is not designed the animal control officer (if you are an animal control officer, click here for ACO I or ACO II). This course is a guide for law enforcement in situations when they have to interact with animals, how to be more observant and recognize clues that will let you know to investigate further or know it’s time to bring in outside experts in your community.
This online certification course is pre-approved for 20 CEU credits by The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). NACA is the leading professional association committed to growing the level of professionalism in the field on Animal Care and Control.
With a successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion which can be submitted to your own agency, POST or other governing body for the purposes of CEUs as well as the NACA Animal Control Law Enforcement Officer Challenge Coin. This course also may address local or state Dog Encounters Training
Designed for the Busy Working Professional
What’s more: Every lesson in the course has been reviewed by NACA’s training committee consisting of resident experts who are committed to enhancing and growing our profession. So when you go through the lessons, you know you’re hearing expert advice from people you can trust.
Convenient and Affordable Training on your own schedule and without the need to travel.
Taught by sixteen industry experts that truly understand the most current practices for animal handling and control.
Courses consist of real-world info important for anyone who is a law enforcement officer.
The lessons are taught by many of the industry’s thought leaders – people you might only get to hear at a national conference or read about in industry magazines.
Shenandoah Sheriff’s OfficeMore Bio
Chief of Human Law Enforcement, Loudoun County (Virginia)More Bio
Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s OfficeMore Bio
San Diego County (CA) Animal Services (Retired)More Bio
Volusia County (FL) Animal ServicesMore Bio
Virginia Animal Fighting Task ForceMore Bio
National Link CoalitionMore Bio
Chief Medical Officer, San Diego Humane SocietyMore Bio
Forensic VeterinaryInvestigations, LLCMore Bio
Best Friends Animal SocietyMore Bio
County of San Diego Animal ServicesMore Bio
Humane Society of the United StatesMore Bio
The argument for animal abuse as a public health/safety issue could not have been made more clear!
How to approach different animals and how to attempt to handle aggressive situations with animals
It is a topic that is so understated and not looked at as much as it should be. I believe it should be thought in the police Officer trainings so they also become more aware this actually does happen, and more than anyone expects. The numbers are insane, this whole webinar was wonderful and I took a lot away from this
I learned so much! Even as a veterinary technician, police officer, and professor! I am very impressed with his research and the work being done. I hope to become more engaged in this effort.
I am highly trained in animal handling and even I found it highly informative. I think every law enforcement officer should watch this. Chris Brosan has been the best presenter I’ve heard as well.
The price is $447 for each student. We do have discounts available for group purchases involving three or more personnel. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details
We hear you. Only you know about the demands of your job or if you can “juggle” the demands of work, family, and school. That said, online courses are a great way to get the knowledge you need for career growth, without being tied down to a specific schedule, being out of the office for days at a time, or burdened by the expense of high priced tuition or travel costs. Split up into bite sized components, each course section can be completed over a lunch break in a week’s time – sometimes less. And don’t worry: if life gets in the way, you’ll have a whole year to complete the lessons on your own schedule.
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