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Facility Dogs: Community Policing and Tribal Court Partners

13 Tue
November 2018

On Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 2:00 PM EST, the National Criminal Justice Training Center (NCJTC) will host a 75-minute webinar entitled, "Facility Dogs: Community Policing and Tribal Court Partners."

Learn what a facility dog is and how the dog is utilized in various settings. Often times, the biggest role of the facility dog is to calm and support an individual during stressful situations. Although facility dogs are utilized in many scenarios, during the webinar we will cover just a few of those unique settings; as school resource officer partner in elementary schools or as a tribal court partner. Subjective observations, as well as data collected will be discussed.

Chief Judge Kim McGinnis earned her Ph.D in neuropharmacology in 1999 and graduated from Boston University School of Law in 2004. She worked in the area of public defense until her move to Taos, New Mexico in 2008. She established a family law practice centered on representing victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in state and tribal courts. The Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Council appointed her associate judge in 2013 and chief judge in 2015. She presides over the Path to Wellness Court. In April, 2018, courthouse facility dog Kiki joined the Pojoaque Tribal Court team.

Officer Jeff Jorgenson works for the Menasha, Wisconsin Police Department and is a school resource officer serving six elementary schools in the Menasha Joint School District. He has more than 20 years of experience in law enforcement with assignments in crisis response, crime prevention, honor guard, and bike patrol. Officer “Geller”, the Menasha PD facility dog has been Officer Jorgenson’s partner for almost three years.

Register here.