Group photo of animal control officers
Christina Lindquist and attendees of the second training for Bay Area animal welfare officers.

Forensics Training for Animal Control Officers

VGL's Associate Director of Forensics provided training to animal control officers in the Bay Area. Over 7 agencies attended the DNA evidence training including officers from San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Yolo County, Hayward, Santa Clara County, and Hayward. Over 40 were trained in evidence collection methods for future DNA analysis in animal cruelty cases.

Our officers enjoyed the training. The information that you provided will help us with future investigations. - Captain Terrado, San Jose Animal Care and Services

This training is available to any interested animal control agencies or animal welfare groups who are involved in cruelty investigations. Interested law enforcement officers should contact our customer service team ( to learn more about scheduling this training.

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