National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse

The National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse was established 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, its link to other types of crimes, including violence against humans and officer-dog encounters.

NLECAA, intends to bring greater awareness to, and understanding by, our nation's law enforcement officers on the oftentimes misunderstood nature of animal abuse crimes and their link to violence against humans.


► NLECAA Advisory Board

► National Partners

► Local Partners

► Articles and White Papers

► News

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ICE BlackBox App

National Sheriffs’ Association in partnership with ICE BlackBox and the Humane Society of the United States have launched a new feature within the ICE BlackBox app to report Animal Abusers.

This feature allows anyone to use the app to record abusers in the act. When the video is submitted to the NSA, an agent funded by the Humane Society of the United States will go into action and alert the local authorities, local county animal services to retrieve the animal and the district attorney to file charges. 

This is a big step to stopping animal abusers who, according to statistical data, eventually become abusers and killers of people. Click here for more info.
About our partnership with The Humane Society of the United States

Past and Current K9 Officer Survey

The National Sheriffs’ Association is collaborating with researchers/veterinarians at Colorado State University to help the veterinary field and the public better understand the unique aspects of the K9 partnership. To accomplish this, we are asking you to share your knowledge and experience by participating in a 5 minute anonymous survey by clicking here

Results of this survey will be posted on the National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse website as well as in the National Sheriffs’ Association Newsletter.


The National Coalition on Violence against Animals (NCOVAA), is an independent collective of local, State, and national organizations that focuses on crimes against animals and the relationship of these crimes to other acts of violence by animal abuse perpetrators. Join Today!



Officer/Animal Encounters

► Law Enforcement/Dog Encounters

► State Animal Cruelty Laws

► Understanding Canine Behavior

► Investigating and Prosecuting Animal Abuse


Animal Abuse

► Animal Cruelty and Neglect

► Animal Fighting

► Beastiality

► Cruelty and Crimes Against Humans

► Domestic Violence and Animal Cruelty

► Hoarding

► Housing/Care of Animal Victims

► Juvenile Offenders

► Puppy Mills

► Veterinary Issues

► Other

If your organization would like to be considered as National or Local Partner of the Center, please provide NSA with a short bio of your organization and a link to all your resources and trainings available to law enforcement. Additionally, we will need a logo of your organization. Contact:

Kaema Akpan, Director