Humane Society Police Officers
Legislation has been passed to allow for the appointment of Humane Society Police Officers. Individuals who are nominated by a Humane Society have undergone the required training and have been sworn in and appointed by the courts as a Humane Society Police Officer. The Humane Officers have the power to initiate criminal proceedings or prosecute people who violate the animal cruelty laws of the state.
Humane Society Police Officers of Lebanon County are not employees of any local or federal government. They are employees of the Humane Society of Lebanon County who have been sworn in and appointed as Humane Society Police Officers by the courts of Lebanon County.
Keep in mind that these laws are laws like any other and can be enforced by the local or state police department if need be. However it is suggested that you contact the Humane Society first. If they need assistance from the Police Department they will request it.
If you suspect someone of committing animal cruelty you are encouraged to contact us so we may begin a thorough investigation into the matter.
Currently the Humane Society of Lebanon County has two Humane Society Police Officers.
If reporting animal cruelty, please be sure to include an accurate name and address of the suspect, as well as your name and phone number if we need additional information. All information will be kept strictly confidential.