This 40-hour course will provide investigators with the information and skills to successfully investigate gang related crimes and testify as a gang expert. The course is designed for active, hands-on participation by all students. Course work will include preparation for submitting a gang wire tap affidavit, understanding gang association warrants, a review of both prosecution and defense strategies in gang cases, and preparing for expert testimony. The seminar will conclude with a mock–courtroom exercise, administered by gang D.A.’s. The student will have an opportunity to practice their gang expert testimony skills with both direct and cross examination.
The topics for the Advanced Gangs Course are currently under revision to align with the new ICI Gangs Foundation Specialty Course.
There are several prerequisites for this ICI Advanced Gang Investigations course. You must meet all of these in order to attend this course. While this is not a search warrant writing class, it is recognized that writing a proper search warrant in relation to gang investigations is essential to successful investigations. With that in mind, the following have been established as a minimum baseline for students attending this course:
- Attended the two week ICI Core Coure
Taken the POST Online “Search Warrant Fundamentals” Class on the POST Learning Portal (must print and bring certificate of completion). The Learning Portal can be accessed at www.lp.post.ca.gov. Completion of this online class does give 3 hours of CPT credit.
- All student are required to bring a laptop computer that has wireless internet capabilities, Microsoft Word installed and administrator rights or the ability to install software on the computer, and a USB drive with them to the course.
If you have any questions or issues about these prerequisites, please contact the RTC as soon as possible.
Course Certification Number: 9070-23181
Course Certification Hours: 40
Course Fee Information:
Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Student travel and per diem reimbursement will be via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for POST reimbursable agencies only.
Non-Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $793.20. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.
Please note: Tuition price will change as of December 1, 2017.