MANATEE COUNTY, FL (January 23, 2014) – Manatee County Animal Services Officers Steve Bell and Rick Browning attended the National Animal Cruelty Investigations School offered by the Law Enforcement Training Institute, an extension of the University of Missouri. The training was to become certified Level 1 Professional Investigators in the field of Animal Cruelty. The week long class was held January 13th, 2014 through January 17th, 2014 at the Palm Beach Animal Control facility in West Palm Beach Florida. This training was made possible through a generous grant from the ASPCA.
Congratulations to both officers who passed their final exams and are certified in Animal Cruelty Investigations.