Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime: What First Responding Officers Need to Know

Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime: What First Responding Officers Need to Know
Duration: 60 Minutes
Module 1 Resources
Recorded on: 2020-01-16
Unit 1 Slide Deck: Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime
Unit 2 Recording: Animal Cruelty and Violent Crime

Among the law enforcement community, there is growing appreciation for the relationship between animal abuse and other violent criminal activity (namely, domestic violence, drugs and gangs).  The strong link between animal cruelty and other felonious activity has led agencies across the country to take a closer look at how protecting animals can increase community safety.  This webinar will review what front line officers should keep in mind when responding to calls for assistance. Specifically, it will briefly review the correlation between animal/human violence, how to recognize key indicators/evidence of animal abuse, and encourage cross-agency collaboration to help prepare for cruelty cases and the array of other criminal activity likely to be present.

 

Audience Comments:

  • “Animal abuse must be investigated. Treat the investigation as if the animal was a human and you will do an excellent job.” — Robert
  • “Great presentation. I am a Victim Advocate with our city police department. Having a better understanding of the connection between animal cruelty and DV is invaluable. Thanks.” — Jim
  • “THANKS. Very professional!” — Domingo
  • “Can’t pick most valuable–too many important parts! The powerful statistics, the guide to investigating and detailing the animal’s condition, the recommendations for collaborative action. Really great!” — Carol

 

 

** This webinar has been certified by the National Sheriffs' Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units through your POST. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Paid subscribers that attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Sheriffs' Association logo.
** This webinar has been certified by the National Animal Care and Control Association and may be eligible for Continuing Education Units. Please consult your local certification processes for additional details. Current NACA Members who attend will be able to download a jointly issued attendance certificate that includes the National Animal Care & Control Association logo.
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