WICHITA, Kan. - More than 100 Wichita officers are training with the Humane Society of the United States.
The group is offering training sessions across Kansas, to teach police departments more about veterinary forensics, forensic entomology, and investigating and prosecuting animal crimes. The training will also touch on how to spot signs of animal fighting.
Wednesday's training is taking place at the Law Enforcement Training Center, at Wichita State's Innovation Campus.
The Humane Society of the U.S. is working with local animal care groups and law enforcement. Animal forensic expert, Dr. Melinda Merck, and HSUS Senior Manager of the Animal Crimes, Animal Cruelty, Rescue and Response team, Janette Reever, are presenting the classes.
Law enforcement officers are able to get the training for free.
Wichita is the third of four stops across Kansas where the training is being offered. Sessions wrap up Thursday, at Pittsburg State University.