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.
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.
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!
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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: KAkpan@sheriffs.org
Kaema Akpan, Director