Open to NYS LEOs/ACOs
September 11-12, 2017
Oneida County, NY
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), Office of Public Safety, in partnership with the Mohawk Valley Police Academy and the ASPCA®, is pleased to announce the availability of a two-day course “Effective Animal Cruelty Investigations and Prosecutions in New York State”. This will be the most comprehensive Animal Cruelty Investigation Course ever offered by DCJS.
This two-day class will be offered September 11-12, 2017 in Oneida County.
There are no plans to offer this course elsewhere in the state at the present time. If you want to receive this training, please make every effort to attend this session.
Like every call for service, an animal abuse call requires officers that can correctly evaluate whether a crime has been committed, and if so, who is responsible. Next, they must correctly build a case through evidence collection and processing, witnesses and interviews, and proper application of law if an arrest is made. Since animal abuse cases have so many unique aspects, it is important that these officers receive specialized training. The topics of this two-day training are:
- Animal Cruelty: The Law in New York
- The Link between Animal Cruelty and Domestic Violence
- Working with the Veterinarian: The Role of Veterinary Forensics in Cruelty Cases
- Planning for and managing a large scale cruelty case
- 4th Amendment (Search and Seizure) issues in Animal Cruelty Cases
- Equine Cruelty Investigations
- Effective Collaboration: The ASPCA/NYPD Partnership
- Keeping People and Pets Together
- Animals as Evidence
- Animal Behavior and Body Language
- Blood Sports