Course Description

The wait is over! Join the NACA ACO III Advanced Training Program focused on animal crime forensics with an emphasis on compassionate animal control work. Elevate your skills in investigating and addressing animal cruelty cases while promoting humane treatment and care to people and pets.

This is a two-part course that includes 10 hours online, and 3 days in person!

  • Cost: $495 (excludes food, lodging, travel, or transportation)
  • Certificate of Completion for Online course (worth 10 contact hours) required for registration or admission to In-Person portion.

Course Curriculum:

  • Community Based Response to Non-Criminal Cases

  • Understanding Probable Cause for Animal Crimes

  • Using Data for Field Services

  • Leadership

  • The Do's and Don'ts of Investigating Crimes Against Animals

  • Documentation of Crime Scene, Scene Flow and Processing+ Mock Crime Scene
  • Investigation of Complaints (in-peron with hands on BSC Scoring and Mock Scenes)
In-Person Training (limit of 40 students):
  • Dates: July 8-10, 2024
  • Location: UF TREOO Center, 3900 SW 63rd Blvd, Gainesville, FL
  • Registration link: Provided in online course.


Please contact the Maples Center Administrative Team

Phone: (352) 265-9940

Email: maples-center@ahc.ufl.edu

Website: https://maples-center.ufl.edu/continuing-education/

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