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"Don’t Shoot the Dog" Encounter Training for Law Enforcement

Instructor: Reno DiDomenico, Vice President for Law Enforcement, Humane Society of Greater Rochester

  • Date: Feb. 6, 2019
  • Time: 9 - 11 a.m.
  • Location: Pioneer Lounge, Pioneer Center, Alfred State College
  • Cost: $45

This course gives officers information and prepares them for the mental and physical mindset needed when dealing with aggressive dog encounters. The course covers legal liability and qualified immunity and the role it plays in dog shootings. Class discussions using real life examples of officer involved incidents test the knowledge and comfort level of the class. Officers will learn about dog body language and characteristics, how to react, and report documentation when the officer uses deadly force to protect themselves or others. What physical defenses are at their disposal?

For more information, please email ccet@alfredstate.edu.


Below 100 Training Course

Free Training

This training is free and its principles are simple. Agencies that have put forth an effort to follow the five tenets of Below 100 have seen positive results. This training is helping save lives! Sign up today.

New York States Law Enforcement Officers face numerous serious and deadly threats each day in the course of serving the public. Many incidents they are involved in could lead to being seriously injured or killed. While many threats to an officer’s safety are beyond the individual control of those involved in a particular scenario, there are specific practices that can be employed to greatly improve officer safety and survival. Officer safety is both the responsibility of the agency and the individual officer. Officers can also serve as role models and leaders in highway safety in regards to proper speed for the situation/conditions, seat belt use, and not engaging in distracted driving.

This training is offered FREE to law enforcement and is being hosted by the Allegany County Sheriff's Office, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, SUNY Alfred and the NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee.

Attendees successfully completing the training will receive NYS DCJS training credit for the course.

The day will consist of a Below 100 training course from 8 a.m. to noon (open to all in the LE community such as dispatchers, spouses, administrative personnel, etc.) and a Below 100 instructor course from 1 to 5 p.m. (open to LE only).

The instructor portion of the training is recommended for certified instructors (IDS/IDC) and has limited seating. Only those trainers who will deliver the Below 100 curriculum at the recruit level, or as an in-service training (academy or within their department), should apply. Instructor applicants will need to attend the full day of training and need to submit the 8-hour application.

About Below 100-

Our Vision:

To permanently eliminate preventable line of duty deaths and injuries through innovative training and awareness.

Our Mission:

To influence law enforcement culture by providing innovative training and awareness, through presentations, social media, and webinars on identifying the leading causes and current trends in preventable line of duty deaths and injuries.

The Five Tenets-

  • Wear your belt
  • Wear your vest
  • Watch your speed
  • WIN—What’s important now?
  • Remember: complacency kills!

The training is being held: March 13, 2019 at Alfred State College.

The content of the Below 100 program is suitable for both in-service and basic course presentation.

There is no course fee to attend. Enrollment for this training session is limited. Therefore, you must receive confirmation on attendance. Please select the appropriate link four the session you wish to attend and submit a completed course application no later than two weeks prior to the start of the course. The application(s) can be found here:

4 hour - Below 100 Intensive Training: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4780957/Below-100-4-Hour-Training

8 hour Below 100 Instructor Course: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4780985/Below-100-8-Hour-Training

Directions to the training site and additional course information will be included in your confirmation notice. If you have any questions about the training, please contact Scott Neff by email at Scott.Neff@dcjs.ny.gov or by phone at 518-485-7542.