Approved for 13 CE hours by TDSHS.
Topics covered include basic investigation techniques, legal aspects, search warrants, writing reports, warrants, and affidavits, and a mock trial. This Course is not required for Certified Peace Officers.
Hosted at Lewisville Animal Services8:00 - 5:00 each day
All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.
Animal Control Officers must satisfactorily complete all three courses. Certified Peace Officers must satisfactorily complete Courses 101 and 301.
Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order; however certification is not transferred until all courses are successfully completed as required.
Officers who have successfully completed a cruelty investigations course given by the National Animal Control Association, the Law Enforcement Training Institute, or the Association of Certified Cruelty Investigators may be certified as a TCCI if they email proof of training for consideration and approval. Officers who have successfully completed prior training may get credit for CI 101 and/or CI 201 and only be required to complete CI 301 for certification.
All Officers certified as TCCI must obtain and maintain an annual membership with TACA.
All Officers certified as TCCI must successfully complete a renewal course at least once every three years. Renewal courses will be provided each year at TACA's Annual Training Conference.