Cumberland County hires animal-cruelty investigator
The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office has a hired its first full-time officer to investigate reports of animal cruelty, including puppy mills and animal fighting.Posted — Updated
Detective Jonathon Perkins, 30, will coordinate with a staff of civilian investigators at Cumberland Animal Services.
"The position was created to provide in-depth felony investigations and enhance public awareness about roadside puppy mills, dog and cock fighting and reports of neglect," says a release from the sheriff's office. "These crimes have become a concern for many citizens throughout the United States."
Perkins holds national certification as a animal-cruelty investigator and has worked as a sheriff's deputies for the past three years. He previously served in the U.S. Army.
The position will be paid by Animal Services.
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