ICI Core Course

Course Description

This is the Core Course of POST’s Institute of Criminal Investigation. The Institute is an elective program offering a wide variety of investigative specialty courses, leading to a POST certificate of recognition. This course includes a number of field exercises and/or simulations related to crime scenes, surveillance, interviews and interrogations, etc.

All ICI courses are based upon adult learning principles. The classroom activities are practical, “hands-on,” and interactive. Completion of the ICI Core Course is required if the student wishes to earn a Certificate of Recognition as a graduate of the Institute.


Course Topics

  • Identifying and Handling Evidence
  • Documentation and Case Preparation
  • Managing the Crime Scene
  • Surveillance
  • Case Management
  • Working with Victims and Witnesses
  • Investigator Attributes
  • Sources of Information
  • Search and Arrest Warrants
  • Working with the Media
  • Interview and Interrogation
  • Case Preparation to the District Attorney and Court

Course Prerequisites

There are some prerequisites for this ICI Core Course.  You must meet all of these in order to attend this course.  If you have any questions or issues 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 investigations is essential to your job. With that in mind, the following have been established as a minimum baseline for students attending this course:

1. POST Online Search Warrant Fundamentals course on the POST Learning Portal (must print and bring certificate of completion).  Click here to be taken to the POST Learning Portal.  Completion of this online course does give 3 hours of CPT credit.

2. All students must 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.

Please Note:
1. If possible, students should drive an unmarked agency vehicle on the second Tuesday of the class, for use in the surveillance exercise.
2. Bring copies of the search warrant form used in your agency.


Course Certification Number: 9070-26000
Course Certification Hours: 80


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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 is $2,082.90 for courses held in San Diego, and $2,167.70 for all other class locations. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

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


Course Disclaimer:

COURSE HOURS:

Week 1:
Mon & Wed 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tues & Thurs 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri 7:00 am to 2:00 pm

Week 2:
Mon & Wed 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tues & Thurs 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
Fri 8:00 am to 1:00 pm

 


Course Date(s)

  • 05/15/17 – San Diego
    May 15, 2017 - May 26, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 06/12/17 – San Diego
    June 12, 2017 - June 23, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 06/19/2017 – San Diego
    June 19, 2017 - June 30, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 07/24/17 – San Diego
    July 24, 2017 - August 04, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 9/18/2017 – Orange County
    September 18, 2017 - September 29, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 10/16/2017 – Irvine
    October 16, 2017 - October 27, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 1/18/2018 – San Diego
    January 08, 2018 - January 19, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 3/12/2018 – Irvine
    March 12, 2018 - March 23, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 5/14/2018 – San Diego
    May 14, 2018 - May 25, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 6/18/2018 – San Diego
    June 18, 2018 - June 29, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • 8/13/2018 – San Diego
    August 13, 2018 - August 24, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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