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Officer Training

The Animal Control unit is composed of five specially trained officers, who provide service to the City of Waco, as well as assists the McLennan County Sheriff’s department as needed. All Animal Control Officers must attend a 2 to 3 day course that is provided by the Department of State Health Services.

The officer then obtains their certification through the Texas Animal Control Association (TACA). Each officer has to complete 40 hours of continuing education to maintain their “certified’ status with TACA.

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