National Animal Control & Humane Officer Academy (NACHO)

Certified Animal Control and Cruelty Investigation Training

Code 3 Associates and National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) have formed a partnership to deliver a new higher standard in animal care and cruelty investigation training. This partnership streamlines and continues to set the standard for the way animal control, law enforcement and humane officers receive training by combining Code 3’s Cruelty Investigators Academy and NACA’s National Animal Control Officer Training Academy.

The National Animal Control & Humane Officer Academy (NACHO) provides law enforcement and animal welfare/animal control personnel with training that equips them with the tools needed, not only for duties in animal control, but also animal cruelty investigations.

The NACHO Academy, consisting of 120 hours total, will provide instruction in most aspects of animal control and animal cruelty investigations. Module A should be taken first, but can be followed by the remaining modules in any order.

Module A Topics May Include
The Professional & Ethical Officer
Basic Companion Animal Identification
Search & Seizure, including Juveniles & Liability
Biosecurity & Zoonotic Diseases
Rabies & Quarantine
Vet Evaluations and Injury Assessment
Investigative Report Writing
Authority, Laws & Ordinances, Policies & Procedures
Interview & Behavior Analysis
Animal Capture & Handling
Companion Animal Behavior

Module B Topics May Include
Photography
Animal Fighting
Animal Hoarders (with tabletop exercise)
Cruelty Scene & Evidence Processing
Tense Argument & Confrontation Tactics
Basic Nutrition
Livestock ID & Behavior
Livestock Investigations
Case and Trial Preparation
Sworn Testimony (Practical)
Body Condition Scoring
Situational Awareness and Stress Management

Module C Topics May Include
Large Scale Impounds
Disaster Planning (with tabletop exercise)
Illegal Drug Labs
Backyard Breeders & Animals For Sale
The Cycle of Violence
Handling Exotics, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife
Exotic Animal Investigations
Practical Scenarios
Exotic, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife Identification
Case Studies

Many of the topics included in this academy can be taught as stand-alone courses, please contact us if you are interested.

Certification
Upon completion of Modules A, B, and C participants will be dual certified as a NACA Certified Animal Control Officer and a Code 3 Associates Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator. The NACA certification requires successful completion of only Modules A and B.

This academy is taught in partnership with Colorado State University for certification, upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals may apply to receive CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

To become a Code 3 Associates Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator, students may apply previous credits from Code 3’s Cruelty Investigators Academy or from LETI’s National Cruelty Investigations School (only if NCIS training was completed prior to June 2010).

Faculty
The faculty may include Gary P. Maddox Ph.D., Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., Jim Boller, Krista Kurvers, Belinda Lewis, Debby MacDonald, Bobby Smith and Nan M. Stuart.

Dates and Locations
Online registration opens the NACA website in a new window.

 

Module A Feb 12-16, 2018 Winter Haven, FL Winter Haven Flyer Register Online 
Module A March 5-9. 2018 Providence, RI Providence Flyer Register Online 
Module A April 9-13, 2018 Longmont, CO Longmont Flyer Register Online 
Module A May 7-11, 2018 Omaha, NE Omaha Flyer Register Online 
Module A Oct 8-12, 2018 Kannapolis, NC Kannapolis Flyer Register Online 
Module A Nov 5-9, 2018 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Flyer Register Online 
Module A Nov 12-16, 2018 Helen, GA Helen Flyer Register Online 
Module A Nov 26-30, 2018 Las Vegas, NV Las Vegas Flyer Register Online 
Module B Feb 19-23, 2018 Marietta, GA Marietta Flyer Register Online 
Module B March 26-30, 2018 Birmingham, AL Birmingham Flyer Register Online 
Module B April 16-20, 2018 Nampa, ID Nampa Flyer Register Online 
Module B April 30-May 4, 2018 Minneapolis, MN Minneapolis Flyer Register Online
Module B June 4-8, 2018 Chattanooga, TN Chattanooga Flyer Register Online 
Module B Sept 10-14, 2018 Providence, RI Providence Flyer Register Online 
Module B Oct 15-19, 2018 Louisville, KY Register Online 
Module B Dec 3-7, 2018 Longmont, CO Longmont Flyer Register Online 
Module C March 12-16, 2018 Kannapolis, NC Kannopolis Flyer Register Online 
Module C June 11-15, 2018 Longmont, CO Longmont Flyer Register Online