Kevin D. Hearst Sr. was hired by DeKalb County Animal Control in August 1994, where he received several commendations for outstanding service. Hearst has severed 24 years with DeKalb County and was promoted to Chief Cruelty Investigator in 2008, and joined DeKalb County’s first Animal Cruelty Taskforce with two sworn Police Officers.
Hearst was afforded to opportunity to become an instructor for The Humane Society of United States (LEO teaching program) and Law Enforcement Training Institute (National Animal Cruelty Investigation Schools) and (Animal Law Source); where he continued his passion for teaching. With his robust teaching style and high energy presentations!
He also serves as expert witness involving (blood sports, ritual sacrifice, and dangerous animal, animal cruelty investigations). He donates countless hours to his surrounding law enforcement agencies, to help guide them with case support, network resources and investigative work.