46th Annual Training Conference November 8-11, 2020 - Abilene, TX


Upcoming events

    • June 25, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • June 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Waco
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    COURSE 201

    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 by Waco Animal Services
    Classes at  Waco Animal Shelter
    2032 Circle Rd. 
    Waco, TX. 76706

    July 25-26, 2020: 8:00 - 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

    • August 23, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • August 25, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Waco
    • 2
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    COURSE 101

    Approved for 17 CE hours by TDSHS

    Topics covered include the correlation between animal cruelty and human violence, bloodsports, and animal husbandry of domestic pets and livestock.  

    Hosted by Waco Animal Services

    Classes at:  City of Waco Operations Center
    1415 N. 4th Street
    Waco, TX 76707

    August 23, 2020:  1:00 - 5:00
    August 24-25, 2020: 8:00 - 5:00 each day

    All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.

    Courses 101 and 301 are approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education for continuing education hours for law enforcement personnel.

    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


    • November 08, 2020
    • (CST)
    • November 11, 2020
    • (CST)
    • Abilene, TX
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    The Texas Animal Control Association (TACA) will hold its 46th Annual Conference in Abilene, TX, on November 8th thru the 11th at the MCM Elegante Hotel. TACA is the oldest state association in the United States and this is the most attended conference by city and county governments that have animal control/welfare departments and operate animal shelters in Texas. These government entities have annual budgets to operate these departments and are looking for vendors that have products and services that meet their needs.  We try to keep our sponsorship/exhibitor rates as reasonable as possible because we understand that come companies that have goods or services that can greatly benefit our attendees simply can’t afford $1,000 or more for nothing more than a table at a small booth.  Our conference provides the chance to spend more time with each registrant on a more personal level so that the advertising value to our sponsors and exhibitors is maximized.

    TACA looks forward to your participation as a sponsor/exhibitor at this year’s conference.  This registration form details all of the sponsor/exhibitor opportunities.  The faster the registration is completed and paid for, the sooner we can post your company as a sponsor/exhibitor for this year’s conference on our web site, mailer, and other promotional materials.  Space and sponsorships are limited but as a returning sponsor/exhibitor, you will have an exclusive registration opportunity until February 10th.  After that, we will open the registration to all interested parties so please complete your registration as soon as possible to reserve your space at the conference and ensure you are able to sponsor at the level you would like.  

    You can get lost in the crowd of other conferences or you can come join us and really have the opportunity to interact with all of our attendees!  If you need any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to email me or call (682) 241-0905.

    Sincerely,
    Jay Sabatucci
    Executive Director
    Texas Animal Control Association   

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