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Animal Control Officer Academy

Conference Schedule and Registration

Please check back for information regarding the 2020 Academy.

May 1 & 2, 2019
Lake Lodge
6107 Terbury Road
Alfred Station, NY 14803

Register online. Registration fee is $99. Deadline is April 24.

May 1

8:30 a.m. Sign in and breakfast
9 a.m. Duties of the DCO and Updates to Article 7 and 26
  Animal Health Inspector, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
10:30 a.m. Animal Cruelty Investigations
  What do you need to know as a ACO? How can you assist law enforcement with cruelty cases? What is considered cruelty?
  Reno DiDomenico, Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement of Greater Rochester
12 Noon  Lunch
1 p.m. Finish Animal Cruelty Investigations presentation
2:30 p.m. Dog Encounter Training/General Officer Safety
  What simple things can you use to protect yourself? What types of animal behavior or body positioning should you be aware of?
  Reno DiDomenico, Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement of Greater Rochester
3:30 p.m. Communicating with Law Enforcement
  As a ACO, how do you effectively communicate with law enforcement? Learn interpersonal skills that will help you in the field.
  Reno DiDomenico, Vice President for Humane Law Enforcement of Greater Rochester
4:30 p.m. Depart for evening

May 2

8:30 a.m. Sign in and breakfast
9 a.m. Techniques for Handling Birds and Reptiles
  Learn handling tricks on animals you won’t see every day. Once you catch it, what do you do with it?
  Brianna Riesbeck, Curator, Educator, Summer Camp Director, Tanglewood Nature Center and Museum
10:30 a.m. Compassion Fatigue in the Animal Field
  Self-care techniques for those who work closely with animals and emotionally trying situations.
  Wendy Dresser-Recktenwald, MS, CRPS, President Emeritus Hornell Area Humane Society, SPCA Serving Allegany County Board Member, Rescue volunteer
11:30 a.m. Tools of a DCO
  What items should you carry with you?
  Barry Kobrin, Dog Control Officer, Lockport
12 Noon Lunch
1 p.m. Working with the DEC
  What are the reasons you may work with the DEC?
  Dustin Oliver, NYS ENCON Police
2 p.m. Animal First Aid
  Do you know how to recgonize an animal in distress? Practice first aid techniques during this session.
  Sarah DeRosier, Veterinary Technology Program • Alfred State College
4 p.m. Wrap Up and Depart

Contact Us

Center for Community Education and Training
10 Upper College Drive
Alfred, NY 14802
Phone: 607-587-4015