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Bucks County SPCA appoints new humane society police officer


Lizz Knight was recently sworn in as the Bucks County SPCA’s newest humane society police officer (HSPO).

Since 2018 Knight has served in various animal care positions with the organization, most recently providing assistance to BCSPCA Chief Humane Society Police Officer Nikki Thompson.

In October, Knight successfully completed the rigorous HSPO training, which includes law enforcement, animal cruelty law and animal husbandry. She was sworn in by Judge Robert J. Mellon at the Bucks County Justice Center on Jan. 17.

As a humane society police officer, Knight’s responsibilities will include investigating claims of animal neglect and cruelty, educating the public, helping to find solutions for animal-related issues and prosecution of crimes.

Report concerns of animal cruelty in Bucks County using BCSPCA’s toll-free tip line 24/7/365 by calling 844-SPCA-TIP (844-772-2847) or online at

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