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Humane State Ohio law enforcement training

Training for law enforcement, the veterinary community, animal control officers and prosecutors


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We are excited to announce our Veterinary Forensics Training! Join us for one of four upcoming free trainings for law enforcement, the veterinary community, animal control officers, prosecutors and others who work with animal cruelty investigations.

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Choose from one of four locations. All trainings are from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Complimentary lunch provided!


Monday, June 10: Dayton
Hope United Methodist Church
5980 Wilmington Pike
Dayton, OH 45459

Tuesday, June 11: Perrysburg
Owens Community College
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg, OH 43551

Wednesday, June 12: Medina
University of Akron-Medina
6300 Technology Lane
Medina, OH 44256

Thursday, June 13: Columbus
Central Ohio Area Agency on Aging
3776 South High Street
Columbus, OH 43207

Topics to be presented

Investigating Animal Cruelty and the Use of Veterinary Forensics

  • The link between animal cruelty and other violent crime
  • Investigating animal crimes
  • Crime scene analysis
  • Evidence recognition – animal vs. human cases
  • Blood stain pattern analysis
  • Forensic entomology
  • Forensic botany
  • Trace evidence
  • Key steps for the investigator
  • Findings in most common types of cruelty – what the investigator needs to know
  • Burial detection, decomposed bodies and skeletal remains
  • Caught on video – making the case
  • Case presentations throughout
  • Large scale cruelty considerations

Space is limited - register today!

The Humane State Program thanks these organizations for their support: