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APAW
ACADEMY

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EDUCATION & TRAINING

When We Know Better, We Do Better!

The Animal Protection And Wellness Acadamy (APAW) was formed to provide a place for those in animal protection to continue their education, learn about new procedures and laws, keep up-to-date on techniques, tips and tools to do their job better and continue the unending task of protecting the innocent victims of animal abuse and ignorance.

We offer a full curriculum of virtual or in-person courses for Law Enforcement, Prosecutors, Judges, Animal Control, Rescues/Fosters, Shelters and more.

If you are interested in any of our virtual classes or an on-site course, please email us at info@apawacademy.com

Each year we also partner with The Animal Protection Society, Animal Law Source and a host of sponsors to produce the The Animal Protection And Wellness (APAW) Expo - a two day conference filled with speakers from all over speaking on a variety of subjects integral for continued education and must-have knowledge.  This year the APAW Expo will be held on February 4th & 5th, 2022.  For additional information on this must-attend event, please visit www.apawexpo.org.

Crimes Against Animals Symposium

Wednesday

Nov. 10, 2021

7AM - 5PM

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Join us for a day of FREE training for Law Enforcement Officers’ Roles in Animal Cruelty, Animal Fighting, Dangerous Dog Cases and the Link Between Human Crimes

Animal control officers are also invited to attend with tuition waived. All Attendees will need to

have a GPSTC student account and be registered for the symposium prior to the day.

•  Animal Control Officers receive a Corse Completion Certificate

•  ACOs are able to register and set up a GPSTC student account.

•  Okey numbers are not required when registering as an ACO

7:15-8:15    Registration

8:15-9:05    Collateral Crimes Associated with Animals Crimes: Gangs, Drugs, Animal Fighting

                   & Gambling

9:15-10:05  “The Link” - Animal Cruelty & Human Violence (Domestic, Child & Elder Abuse)                                    Correlation Between Human Trafficking and Sex Crimes Against Animals & Children,

                   Dangerous Dog Cases - Laws & Practical Aspects

10:15-11:05 Dangerous Dog Cases - Laws & Practical Aspects

11:15-12:05 Police and Dog Encounters

12:05-12:30 Importance of LEO’s Role and Legislative Update

12:30-1:30   Lunch

1:30-2:20     GA’s Animal Cruelty Statute: In-Depth Examination & Case Examples

2:30-3:20     GA’s Title IV Provisions (Impound, Hearings, Search Warrants vs. Inspection Warrants)

3:30-4:20     Law Enforcement: The importance of collecting evidence in animal cruelty

                    investigations and making your case.

4:30-5:00     Lightning Round - Working with GA. Department of Agriculture; Cost of Animal Care

                    Bond; Federal PACT Act; Tanya’s Law, Police's Role in Livestock Cruelty, Local Gov.

                    Animal Fund, What to Do When Called to a Service Animal Complaint, Panel Q & A

8 Post Credits Approved Available 

Click HERE to Register

Animal Crimes Training In McRae-Helena, GA

October 4, 2021

8:00am - 5:00pm

Agenda and details 

to come

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FREE Animal Crimes, Cruelty and Investigation Training for Law Enforcement of Telfair County, Georgia.

7 Hours of P.O.S.T. Credits Confirmed

Time & Location

Oct 04, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

J. Hershel Selph Public Safety Facility, 181 E Oak St, McRae-Helena, GA 31055, USA

About the Event

7 Hours of P.O.S.T. Credits Confirmed

Class Size Limited. Reserve Your Spot Today!

 

Instructors:  

Claudine Wilkins: Attorney and Animal Law Expert, Founder of The Animal Protection Society, 

                                Animal Law Source, APAW Expo and APAW Academy

 

 

Jason Smith: Deputy Program Manager Companion Animal-Equine Program

                        Georgia Department of Agriculture

Agenda

 

 

8:00-8:30     Registration

8:30-9:40     Back To Basics in Animal Law

9:45-10:50   Dangerous Dog Cases - Laws & Practical Aspects

11:00-12:00 A Proactive Approach to Animal Issues.

12:00-1:00   Lunch

1:10-2:10     Human and Animal Crimes - “The Link”

2:15-3:15     Case Scenerios and Examinations

3:20-4:30     GA’s Animal Cruelty Statute and other related laws 

4:30-5:00     Lightning Round - Working with GA. Department of Agriculture; Cost of Animal

                    Care Bond; Federal PACT Act; Tanya’s Law, Police's Role in Livestock Cruelty, Local

                    Gov. Animal Fund,What to Do When Called to a Service Animal Complaint,

                    Panel Q & A

23rd Annual APAW Expo

Friday

February 4, 2022

Saturday

February, 5, 2022

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Registration and Course info to come.