Liability can occur in various forms. Whether it is an officer-involved dog shooting, animal cruelty, dog bites, improper seizure of an animal, premise liability, malicious prosecution, or other actions, we want you to be protected.
This presentation is ideal for law enforcement, animal control officers, prosecutors, dispatchers, new employees and supervisors too. Attendees will learn to what to avoid pit-falls that can land them in court and to protect their departments from liability. Resources are offered for training in police encounters with dogs, highlights of case law on K9 handler’s and their K9 officers and proper detainment and deployment of K9s; improper seizures of animals; avoiding using coercion for animal owner surrenders; liability for dog attacks; understanding ministerial duties versus discretionary acts; what constitutes malicious prosecution; liability for rescuing an animal; immunities granted to law enforcement; and trouble shooting.
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.