HSUS Animal Cruelty and Fighting Investigations Training for Law Enforcement

This FREE training is open to law enforcement, animal control, humane investigators, code enforcement officers, veterinarians, and prosecutors.

The Humane Society of the United States provides training to thousands of law enforcement officers across the country on how to investigate dogfighting, cockfighting and other animal cruelty crimes through its Law Enforcement Training Center.

"In 2017 alone, the Center hosted more than 80 seminars, training nearly 4,000 officers across the United States. We are grateful for our training partnership with the National Sheriffs’ Association, which created a clearinghouse for information on animal cruelty, and the National Law Enforcement Center on Animal Abuse (NLECAA), for its focus on encouraging greater awareness and understanding of animal cruelty and its link to interpersonal violence on the part of law enforcement officers." [READ MORE]

Topics to be covered:

  • The link between animal abuse and other felonious activity (namely drugs, guns, domestic violence and elder/child abuse)
  • Handling cruelty and fighting complaints, from first response to filing charges
  • Warrants, interviews, report writing
  • Investigatory techniques, critical evidence collection
  • Applying relevant local, state and federal law

The Law Enforcement Training Center's courses have be approved for or are eligible for CEUs in the states in blue:

Upcoming Training 


Interested in training?
For more information, contact Christine Mastroianni, cmastroianni@humanesociety.org.

Because of the sensitive nature of the material presented in this class, participation is restricted to law enforcement personnel.