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Program - Humane Officer Training

Humane Officer Training

Communities across the nation are recognizing the need for well-trained humane law enforcement officers. Until recently, many animal care and control workers entered the field with little or no specialized training. Increased interaction with the public, public demand for humane animal care, limited euthanasia and adoption of shelter animals has put new demands for knowledgeable and professional shelter employees.

From humane investigation to interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence and report writing, the professional humane officer understands public safety and the law, possesses excellent communication skills, and demonstrates a high level of integrity, dependability, stress tolerance, and self-control.

Department Coordinator:
Cydney Lovell
319-398-7635
1 Washington Hall
cydney.lovell@kirkwood.edu

Office Coordinator:
Kathy Visser
319-398-5609
22 Washington Hall
kathy.visser@kirkwood.edu