Combating animal cruelty is a collaborative effort on the part of law enforcement, prosecutors, veterinarians, animal welfare professionals and community members—each of us can do our part to prevent suffering and save lives.
Originally designed for law enforcement, these courses are helpful for anyone interested in assisting in cruelty investigations and include information on dogfighting and animal abuse investigations.
Investigating Animal Abuse for Law Enforcement
Developed in conjunction with the Illinois Regional Institute of Community Policing (now the Center for Public Safety and Justice), this course assists law enforcement and animal control professionals in effectively identifying and investigating animal cruelty and neglect.
The three-hour course offers a comprehensive approach to enforcing animal cruelty laws, covering:
- Animal abuse and community policing
- Evidence collection and preservation
- Officer safety