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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

Nov. 13, 2012

University Police to host animal law training Nov. 30

The Northwest Missouri State University Police Department will host a free training session this month titled Animal Welfare and the Law. This training is for law enforcement, prosecutors, animal control personnel and animal welfare advocates.

The training is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 30, in The Station and is sponsored by the Humane Society of Missouri’s (HSMO) Cruelty Investigations Task Force. Individuals may earn four hours of Police Officer Selection Test (POST) credit, which includes two hours of legal and two hours of technical training, or four hours toward the Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) requirement for Missouri Bar (MOBAR) credit.

HSMO presenters will provide law enforcement, prosecutors and animal welfare/animal control personnel with training that equips them with the tools needed for animal cruelty investigations. They will focus on the scope of the problems in enforcement of animal law, investigations, impoundment, euthanasia, animal behavior and abuse, and family violence.

University Police Officer Kristina Martinez said interest in animal welfare law is growing and lawyers throughout the United States are delving into animal law at an increased pace.

Interested individuals should register by Friday, Nov. 23, by contacting Martinez at 660.562.1254 or and providing the names and course credit needed. 

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468