Introduction to Animal Welfare Investigation-Level 1

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    Vermont Police Academy

    317 Academy Road

    Pittsford, VT 05763

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    Registration is limited to qualified humane agents sponsored by their town or police department and certified Vermont law enforcement.

    About this event

    Registrations are limited to qualified humane agents sponsored by their municipality or police department, certified Vermont law enforcement officers, and veterinarians licensed in Vermont.

    If you are unsure if you are qualified to register for this class please email the coordinator, Jennifer Firpo, before doing so.

    ****This class was formerly titled Animal Cruelty Investigation Level 1****

    This introductory workshop on investigating animal cruelty will cover all the basics of an investigation, including, but not limited to:

    A review of Vermont’s criminal animal cruelty statute and related case law

    An overview of animal care standards-walking the line between education and seizure

    Putting your case together:


    Interview and interrogation techniques

    Report writing

    4th amendment considerations

    Enforcement options

    Affidavits and Warrants

    A review of resources available at the local, state and national level to assist in responding to incidents of animal cruelty.

    The September 29, 2022 training has been graciously funded by the Vermont Humane Federation.