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Northwest Missouri State University


News Release

Feb. 26, 2013

Northwest to host academy for animal cruelty investigators

Northwest Missouri State University will  host the Cruelty Investigators Academy for a three-day training session March 27-29 at the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Code 3 Associates and Colorado State University provides these hard-to-find 40 hours of national-level training for $275. Participants will be provided with training to equip themselves with the ability and knowledge to handle animal cruelty investigations. Federal, state and local officers as well as animal cruelty investigators, animal control officers, veterinary professionals and other animal welfare-related workers are invited to attend.

Topics during the Maryville installment will include the professional investigator, animal law, investigative report writing, basic animal identification, search and seizure, veterinary evaluations and case studies. Upon completion of the entire 120-hour academy, students receive a certificate and are qualified to apply for additional credits from Colorado State University.

For more information or to offer assistance by serving as a host home to trainers and participants contact Kristina Martinez at University Police at 660.562.1254 or khargin@nwmissouri.edu.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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