Policing in a ‘post-Ferguson’ world has left many law enforcement agencies asking how they can better reach their communities. In March 2017, Sheriff Dallas Baldwin of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office in Columbus Ohio created the first law enforcement therapy K9 program in the state of Ohio. Over the last two years, they have watched as this innovative approach to community-police relations has broken down barriers and built bridges within their community.
In this webinar, members of the Therapy K9 team will speak about how they created their program and built it into a model for other agencies to emulate. Participants can expect to leave with new insights, strategies, and approaches that will equip them with a solid foundation to start a therapy K9 program of their own.
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.