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ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER COALITION

Excellence in ACO Development

Code 3 Associates is excited to introduce you to a program that empowers individual career goals as well as essential agency goals. We are dedicated to supporting animal control officers through a professional and interactive coalition.  Our Animal Control Officer (ACO) Coalition offers exceptional education and resource development, as well as access to collaborate with a network of specialized professionals.  The program is 100% built by ACOs to serve ACOs, their partners, and their communities.  The goal is to provide animal control officers with the support, training, and resources to allow them to thrive in their career.

ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER COALITION

Excellence in ACO Development

Code 3 Associates is excited to introduce you to a program that empowers individual career goals as well as essential agency goals. We are dedicated to supporting animal control officers through a professional and interactive coalition.  Our Animal Control Officer (ACO) Coalition offers exceptional education and resource development, as well as access to collaborate with a network of specialized professionals.  The program is 100% built by ACOs to serve ACOs, their partners, and their communities.  The goal is to provide animal control officers with the support, training, and resources to allow them to thrive in their career.

ACO Program Benefits

The ACO Coalition program provides:

  • Officer training such as Essential Animal Services Training (EAST), Cruelty Investigations, Dangerous Dog Investigations, etc.
  • ACO Certification and accredited credentialing for officer training
  • Body Armor Grant Program
  • Program development such as field training, community outreach and school programs
  • State organization support and networking
  • Equipment Exchange Program
  • Disaster Planning for your Community, including consultation and FEMA/NFPA compliant training
  • Subject matter experts
  • Mask Grant program

ACO Program Benefits

The ACO Coalition program provides:

  • Officer training such as Essential Animal Services Training (EAST), Cruelty Investigations, Dangerous Dog Investigations, etc.
  • ACO Certification and accredited credentialing for officer training
  • Body Armor Grant Program
  • Program development such as field training, community outreach and school programs
  • State organization support and networking
  • Equipment Exchange Program
  • Disaster Planning for your Community including consultation and FEMA/NFPA compliant training
  • Subject matter experts
  • Mask grant program

JOIN US


Please complete this form to receive more information and to join the ACO Coalition. 

The button below is for individuals to join the ACO Coalition;
State Associations please click here to join us.

Body Armor Grant for ACOs

There are hundreds of animal control professionals in the United States working in dangerous environments and they do not have a ballistic vest to protect them. Just because someone cannot afford body armor doesn’t mean their lives should be at greater risk. Code 3 and our program partners are teaming up with Safe Life Defense to help provide body armor to those ACO’s that need it most. Recipients of this grant will receive a NIJ level iiia Safe Life Defense concealable body armor vest.

To apply for this grant please click below.  The number of vests for distribution are dependent on donations from our program partners.  If you or your organization would like to join our donation partner program to help protect ACO’s nationwide, please contact us for more information.

In the words of our partners at Safe Life Defense- “For those who truly need, but cannot afford body armor – we are here for you!”

Face Mask Grant for ACOs

We recognize that these are financially difficult times and officers are contending with a myriad of potentially hazardous elements, animals, people, viruses, and biohazards. Our generous partner, Greater Good Charities, has donated medical flat masks and regular masks for Animal Control Officers.

Some agencies do not have the capacity to provide necessary equipment, including masks. For those officers that are not provided with a mask by their employer, you now have a resource. If interested, please complete the grant application.

Our many thanks to GreaterGood.org.

EXPERIENCE

“As a leader of this program and an ACO for over 20 years, I am excited to have a platform that is focused entirely on the needs, advancement, and development of ACO’s. This is an opportunity for ACO’s to engage in a network of professionals to receive resources, mentoring, advice, premier training and certification. ”

-Janee’ B., Colorado

ACO Certification

In partnership with Colorado State University, Code 3 has established three levels of certification for Animal Control Officers and Animal Welfare Professionals – Certified Animal Control Officer, Cruelty Investigator and Master Cruelty Investigator.

These certification levels are achieved through the completion of our Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy and Equine Investigations Academy (EIA).  Learn More

ACO Certification

In partnership with Colorado State University, Code 3 has established three levels of certification for Animal Control Officers and Animal Welfare Professionals – Certified Animal Control Officer, Cruelty Investigator and Master Cruelty Investigator.

These certification levels are achieved through the completion of our Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy and Equine Investigations Academy (EIA).  Learn More

Contact us if you have any questions about the Animal Control Officer Coalition.