Animal/Plant Joint Criminal-Epidemiological Investigations Course (May 14-15 OR May 16-17)

Meeting Dates: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2024 to Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Thursday, May 16, 2024 to Friday, May 17, 2024
Meeting Time and Location: 

Lansing, MI

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

Choice of:

  • May 14-15, 2024 
  • May 16-17, 2024



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