Thu, Dec 5th, 2019 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET

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Liability can occur in various forms. Whether it is an officer-involved dog shooting, animal cruelty, dog bites, improper seizure of an animal, premise liability, malicious prosecution, or other actions, we want you to be protected.

This presentation is ideal for law enforcement, animal control officers, prosecutors, dispatchers, new employees and supervisors too. Attendees will learn to what to avoid pit-falls that can land them in court and to protect their departments from liability. Resources are offered for training in police encounters with dogs, highlights of case law on K9 handler’s and their K9 officers and proper detainment and deployment of K9s; improper seizures of animals; avoiding using coercion for animal owner surrenders; liability for dog attacks; understanding ministerial duties versus discretionary acts; what constitutes malicious prosecution; liability for rescuing an animal; immunities granted to law enforcement; and trouble shooting.