The animal control officer, law enforcement officer, or humane investigator’s success depends on their ability to leverage both public and private partnerships in the field. This is especially true when pursuing a criminal investigation involving animals. This session will focus on ways to engage key stakeholders when your agency encounters criminal cases. The time to think about how your agency will respond to the next case begins now. Effective planning, including collaboration from both the public and private sectors, ensures positive outcomes for your communities most vulnerable victims, its animals.
The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established by the National Sheriffs’ Association to provide law enforcement officers information on the realities of animal abuse and to promote their proactive involvement in the enforcement of animal abuse laws in their communities. Through our partners, the Center will serve as an information clearinghouse and forum for law enforcement on the growing problem of animal abuse and its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans. The Center also promotes officer safety in officer-dog encounters through continuing education and training.
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.