Wisconsin Humane Officer Continuing Education Course


This course has been moved to a Zoom format from in person.

Why is humane officer training needed?

Animals play a big role in Wisconsin life. We have about 60,000 premises that keep livestock, nearly a million homes with dogs, and more than three-quarters of a million homes with cats. Today’s public attitudes toward animals demands humane treatment and that our local government ensures that treatment.

Wisconsin law allows cities, villages, towns, and counties to rely on their own local law enforcement to investigate animal abuse and neglect. This training makes that job easier for law officers. If local jurisdictions choose to use civilian investigators, they must appoint an official humane officer – either a current employee, a new hire, or a private contractor. That humane officer must complete this training within a year after appointment.

Who Should Attend:

-Any Wisconsin Humane Officer needing Investigation
-Any Law Enforcement personnel investigating abuse and neglect of animals. 

What is the cost?

$325 - registration deadline is October 26, 2020

Register online (credit card or agency invoice request)  
or complete the downloadable Registration Form (check payment also available)

Lodging Information:  Call 1-800-825-6505

We teach a systematic approach to investigating animal cruelty complaints, including:

  • Animal Crimes (4 hrs)
  • Animal Sex Crimes (2 hrs)
  • Blood Sports (4 hrs)
  • Case Building: Team Approach (2 hrs)
  • Dangerous Animal Investigations (4 hrs)
  • Hoarders (4 hrs)
  • Relationship of Animal Abuse & Family Violence (2 hrs)
  • Rescue Relationships (2 hrs)

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