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Home Animal/Plant Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course - Lansing, Michigan

Animal/Plant Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course - Lansing, Michigan

Animal/Plant Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course - Lansing, Michigan

Dates: May 14-15, 2024 and May 16-17, 2024

Location: MSUFCU Headquarters Building 2, 3899 Coolidge Rd, Lansing, MI 48823

Registration deadline: May 3, 2024

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Training Objectives:

  • Understand law enforcement and animal-plant health agency roles, responsibilities, and authorities during an outbreak of an unusual, suspicious, and/or high consequence animal or plant disease incident
  • Law enforcement threat assessments, intelligence, and criminal/terrorism investigations
  • Animal/plant health (animal and plant disease, unusual disease incidents, epidemiological investigations)
  • Determine if disease introductions are accidental, natural, or intentional (criminal/terrorism/espionage) incidents
  • Recognize and report suspicious triggers and establish tripwire programs
  • Identify assets and capabilities for each discipline
  • Demonstrate types of information collected by law enforcement and animal/plant health experts, and how and when to share it
  • Discuss best practices for conducting a joint threat assessment, joint investigations, joint interviews, and evidence collection
  • Develop inter-professional relationships between law enforcement and animal/plant health experts

Target Audience:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture-APHIS (Veterinary Services, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Wildlife Services,
  • Investigative and Enforcement Services, others)
  • State department of agriculture (animal health, plant/crops)
  • Livestock/farmers market personnel
  • State fair directors and security personnel
  • Local/state/tribal law enforcement personnel
  • Agricultural/rural crimes investigators/brand inspectors
  • U.S. Department of Defense installation veterinarians and public health personnel
  • Army National Guard Civil Support Teams (CSTs)
  • Emergency Management Agency/hazmat Teams
  • State-federal Forestry Service personnel
  • Wildlife/game and fish biologists and investigators
  • Private-public service veterinarians
  • Academia/university personnel (colleges of agriculture, veterinary schools)
  • Public health department personnel
  • Biological research-and-development programs/laboratories (public, private, corporate, academic)
  • Tribal officials and personnel (health care, agriculture, emergency management)
  • Commodity/producer groups/professionals (crops, livestock, others)
  • Farm Bureau Cooperative Extension Service personnel
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection personnel
  • Animal and plant disease diagnostic laboratory personnel / LRNs
  • Public health and food safety professionals
  • U.S. Attorney's Office personnel
  • Anyone who may respond to health, safety, and weapons-of-mass-destruction emergencies involving food, livestock, and crop production
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