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To ensure the safety of all participants in response to COVID-19, Humane State trainings will be conducted virtually, and we look forward to regular in person trainings when it is safe to do so.

Free training for law enforcement, animal control officers, humane investigators, code enforcement officers and prosecutors

This training is an in-depth look at the link between animal abuse and its relationship to violent crime, including gangs, drugs, and domestic violence/child abuse – all law enforcement officers in NJ will benefit from participating in this 2-hour seminar.

This training addresses investigatory techniques and tips so officers are prepared for other criminal activities often present with animal abuse and animal cruelty cases.


HSUS Law Enforcement Trainer Chief Trevor Whipple is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and served as a sworn law enforcement officer since 1980. Whipple worked as a child sex crimes investigator served on a task force for crimes against women. Whipple led both the Barre City and South Burlington, Vermont police departments as their police chief until his retirement in 2018.

Dates and locations

  • September 23, 2020 | 2:00 p.m. EST
  • September 24, 2020 | 2:30 p.m. EST

    Virtual training open to New Jersey law enforcement, animal control, and prosecutors

A certificate of attendance will be provided for two hours of training if needed for continuing education credits.


Space is limited - register today!

Event Location | Virtual, New Jersey

Event Date | September 23 to 24, 2020