ACO Training Opportunities

ACO Training Opportunities

Law Enforcement Officers make numerous public contacts during their shifts, but Animal Control Officers make four (4) times as many contacts during the same time period.
Result: 4 times the exposure equals 4 times the possible liability.
Well trained animal control & humane law enforcement officers will display the proper image because they have learned what image is and understand its necessity and usefulness.
NACA 2019 Conference Recorded Audio

NACA 2019 Conference Recorded Audio

NACA 2019 Conference – Navigating a Changing Landscape
Recorded Audio Sessions & DVDs

If you missed our exciting conference in Orlando, or would love a refresher to stay inspired and share what you learned from our line-up of experts, you can listen to recorded sessions. Downloadable audio files or audio / DVD combos are available. Listen on your computer or mobile device, from the comfort of your home, your car, or anywhere!

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The unfortunate incident that occurred last week in which police officers pepper-sprayed a domestic cat could have been avoided with proper training

Law enforcement officers are trained for a variety of different situations; however, rarely are expected to interpret animal behavior. In this incident, the body camera footage shows a cat displaying non-aggressive and social feline behaviors.

Animals have become an integral part of the family and community, so it is extremely important for law enforcement to receive training on these increasingly frequent encounters. Unfortunately, there are no comprehensive training programs or training requirements for law enforcement officers nationwide. Keeping people and animals safe requires collaboration between law enforcement and animal control professionals. It is vitally important that law enforcement calls upon animal control professionals to assist them during animal involved incidents.  Animal control officers are familiar with normal and aggressive animal behavior, and they have the equipment and training necessary for safe, humane animal handling.

We urge law enforcement and animal control to work together to avoid such incidents in the future.

This Week in Animal Care & Control News Episode 2

This Week in Animal Care & Control News Episode 2

On this episode NACA Executive Director John Thompson joins the podcast to discuss the recent signing of the PACT Act (The Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act). For more information on the PACT Act please view the links provided below: