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Anne Arundel County to Host Training for Area Law Enforcement on Animal Cruelty Investigations

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, the Anne Arundel County Animal Care & Control, Police Department and State’s Attorney’s office will be co-hosting training for Law Enforcement professionals on how to investigate animal cruelty cases. The training will be conducted by the Humane Society of the United States.
 
Approximately 50 area agency personnel, to include humane officers, state and local police, sheriffs/deputies, prosecutors and animal control officers will be in attendance.
 
Topics include:
  • Background on animal fighting and illegal animal abuse in Maryland, including relevant laws
  • Link between animal abuse and other violent crimes
  • Investigating cruelty and fighting complaints, from first response to filing charges
  • How law enforcement and prosecutors can work together to enforce cruelty laws as a critical component to community safety
  • Recognizing key evidence, warrants, statements
 
One of the goals of this class is to make sure that law enforcement officers leave the training feeling confident that when they see a case of animal abuse, they know exactly what to do and what resources they have to successfully prosecute the case.
 
The Humane Society of the United States is a national animal protection organization based in Washington, D.C. that conducts training for thousands of law enforcement personnel across the country every year on cruelty investigations.
 
The training will be conducted at the Henry L. Hein Public Service Building located at 7480 Baltimore-Annapolis Boulevard in Glen Burnie, MD. The training will be held from 8am to 4pm.
 
Interested members of the media are welcome to come speak with our guest instructors at Noon during a break in the training. Please contact Marc Limansky at 410-222-8700 if interested.
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