National Animal Cruelty Investigations School


In 1990, faculty and staff at the Law Enforcement Training Institute identified a lack of training for animal cruelty investigators and developed a first level of training in November. We added a second level in March 1993 and a third level in March 1996. In 2011, the three levels were renamed to the following components: Professional Animal Cruelty Investigator, Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigator and Expert Animal Cruelty Investigator. A fourth component, Master Animal Cruelty Investigator, is scheduled to be added to the curriculum.

Since 1990, members of more than 1,000 agencies in the United States and Canada have attended the school. A national faculty developed the curriculum and has been involved in all components of the school.