Program on Best Practices in Law Enforcement Involving Dangerous Dogs and Dogfighting, April 23

Alfred State’s Center for Community Education & Training (CCET) -- in partnership with the ASPCA -- is hosting Responding to Dogfighting & Dangerous Dogs, Best Practices for Law Enforcement on Tuesday, April 23 at Lake Lodge, 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred, from 8:30 a.m. to 5.p.m.

This course features presentations by Randall Lockwood, PhD, senior vice president, forensic sciences and anti-cruelty projects, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, and Terry Mills, director of blood sports, field investigations and response team, American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and includes the following sessions:

Officer Safety: Recognizing and Responding to Dangerous and Potentially Dangerous Dogs – this program covers the basics of how dogs communicate, how to rapidly assess an encounter with a dog, and the use of a force continuum in choosing a response.

Investigating Dogfighting: Part 1 -- Learn the basics of how dogs are bred, raised, and trained for fighting as well as the basic steps in planning, and executing, a dogfight investigation.

Investigating Dogfighting: Part 2 – Review what happens at a raid, evidence identification and collection, safe animal handling, examination of dogs, transport and housing and more.

After the Raid -- Review case packaging of a successful dogfight prosecution, the role of expert witnesses in building the case, effective testimony and longer term evaluation, housing and placement of seized dogs.

Cost is $39 and includes registration, a continental breakfast, and lunch. To register for this course, contact CCET at (607) 587- 4015 or email ccet@alfredstate.edu.