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Police Training

The aim of our training programme is to reduce victims of animal crime and bring suspected offenders to justice.  To do this, we will help animal welfare groups, police, prosecutors and the municipality work together to fight animal cruelty.

The training mirrors that being applied in other western countries and is being delivered in collaboration with Mark Randell, a retired senior Police Officer and Director of Hidden-in-Sight.

As well as conducting the seminars, we will also deliver professional ongoing support to all Police Officers who receive the training. This involves disseminating comprehensive training material to the officers via an official, police mobile phone app.

We will also launch a public awareness campaign in every city where our training is conducted, asking the public to be the eyes and ears of the newly-trained officers.

Police Training Seminar

  • Understand types of animal abuse
  • Understand why investigating animal cruelty is important
  • Understand the link between animal and human abuse
  • Appreciate the specific rules of evidence when responding to a report of an animal crime
  • Improve relationships between animal welfare groups and law enforcement
  • Assist in collaborative working in order to improve public confidence

Municipality Training Seminar

  • Understand types of animal abuse
  • Understand why investigating animal cruelty is important
  • Understand the link between animal and human abuse
  • Appreciate the specific rules of evidence when responding to a report of an animal crime
  • Improve relationships between animal welfare groups and law enforcement
  • Assist in collaborative working in order to improve public confidence

Animal Welfare NGOs / public Training Seminar

  • Understand law relating to animal abuse
  • Understand police and prosecutor obligations concerning the investigation of animal abuse
  • Understand the link between animal and human abuse
  • Appreciate the rules of evidence to assist with achieving a realistic expectation when reporting a suspected case to the police
  • To improve relationships between animal welfare groups and law enforcement so that both groups appreciate the requirements of the other
  • To assist in professionally representing animals as their advocates.
  • To assist in collaborative working in order to improve public confidence and in achieving the aims and objectives of the police and the municipality