Doug Eddins

Wanted: Infrared Thermometry Instructors

The American Animal Cruelty Investigations School (AACIS) is looking for experienced animal control and law enforcement officers who are interested in joining the AACIS instructional team for our Infrared Thermometry (IRT) Certification course. Due to the increase in demand for this training, AACIS is looking to add 1-4 instructors per state depending on the size of…

AACIS To Provide $150,000 of Training Scholarships in 2019

The American Animal Cruelty Investigations School has approved $150,000 in training scholarships that will be awarded across the United States in 2019.  The goal of the scholarships is to promote officer training in the field of animal cruelty investigations.  The training is centered around conducting thorough, professional investigations of incidents involving dangerous dogs, intentional cruelty,…

Sarantopoulos v. State of Florida

Sarantopoulos v. State of Florida (1993) Subject: Privacy Fences and the Fourth Amendment 629 So. 2d 121 (1993)James SARANTOPOULOS, Petitioner, v. STATE of Florida, Respondent.No. 80485.Supreme Court of Florida.December 9, 1993.Rehearing Denied February 11, 1994.Denis M. de Vlaming, Clearwater, for petitioner.Robert A. Butterworth, Atty. Gen. and Elaine L. Thompson, Asst. Atty. Gen., Hollywood, for respondent.OVERTON,…

AACIS Gives $2,400 in Training Scholarships to Florida Officers

The American Animal Cruelty Investigations School (AACIS), provided the Florida Animal Control Association with training scholarships to help officers in the state attend investigations training courses.  The scholarships will allow agencies to provide additional training for their officers that may have otherwise been cost prohibitive due to budget constraints. Each scholarship is worth $600.00.  There…

The Best Dog Bite Prevention Tools For Officers

In today’s world, most every law enforcement officer and animal control officer risks encountering dangerous or potentially dangerous dogs on a daily basis.  Dog bites cost millions of dollars every year to agencies in the form of workers compensation claims, medical expenses, lost manpower, and damaged equipment.  Additionally, the potential civil liability to the agency…

AACIS Instructor Receives Medal of Commendation

On October 6, 2016, AACIS instructor and Animal Cruelty Investigator Sgt. Stephanie Nowlin received a Medal of Commendation from Escambia County, Florida Sheriff David Morgan. The medal was in response to her dedication to excellence in all aspects of her job duties and her desire to bring all agencies (sheriff’s office, animal control, and state…