ICI Burglary, Theft and Receiving Stolen Property Investigations

Course Description

This course is designed to provide both novice and experienced detectives with the knowledge and personal skills necessary to conduct successful burglary, theft and receiving stolen property investigations. Detectives new to their assignment will learn specific investigative techniques, problem-solving skills, and case management skills; experienced detectives will update their skills and learn the latest techniques to improve clearance and filing rates.

This 40-hour course is one of the Foundation Specialty courses of POST’s Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigations (ICI).


Course Topics

  • Investigative Techniques: Resident Burglary, Cargo Theft, Safe Burglary, Cell Phone Fraud, Metal Theft, Organized Theft Gangs, Pawn Shop Stings
  • Care and Custody of Property
  • Sources of Information
  • Crime Pattern Analysis
  • The Crime Triangle

Course Prerequisites

There are several prerequisites for this ICI Burglary, Theft & Receiving Stolen Property Investigations course, and you must meet all of these in order to attend the course.  If you have any questions or concerns around these prerequisites, please contact the RTC as soon as possible.  While this is not a search warrant writing class, it is recognized that writing a proper search warrant in relation to burglary investigations is essential to successful investigations.  With that in mind, the following have been established as a minimum baseline for students attending this course:

  •  Have taken the 2-week ICI Core Course
    OR
  • POST online Search Warrant Fundamentals course to demonstrate knowledge of search warrant writing.  Click here to be take to the POST Learning Portal.  Completion of this online course does give 3 hours of CPT credit. 

All students are required to bring a laptop computer and USB drive with them to class that has wireless Internet capabilities, Microsoft Word and administrator rights or the ability to install software on the computer.


Course Certification Number: 9070-31290
Course Certification Hours: 40


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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 $928.26 and there is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Please note: Tuition price will change as of December 1, 2017.


Course Date(s)

  • 01/09/17 – San Diego
    January 09, 2017 - January 13, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 05/22/17 – Santa Ana
    May 22, 2017 - May 26, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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