Course Description

This 24-hour course has been designed to provide experienced sexual assault detectives advanced strategies for investigating reports of adolescent and adult sexual assault. Building on the knowledge and skills gained in the 40-hour ICI Sexual Assault Investigations course, students will have the opportunity to go in-depth on issues that commonly arise when investigating cases of adolescent or adult sexual assault. Students will learn about current trends and advanced investigative techniques for these often complex cases in order to assist them in preparing a case for successful prosecution.

Course Topics

  • Victim Interviewing Techniques
  • Social Media
  • Digital and Biological Evidence
  • Pre-Text Call Strategies
  • Suspect Dynamics and Interviewing

Course Prerequisites

Recommended – ICI Core Course and ICI Sexual Assault Course

Course Certification Hours: 24

Advanced Sexual Assault for Investigators Flyer

Course Fee Information:


POST Reimbursable agencies:  There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Student travel and per diem reimbursement will be via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).
Non-POST Reimbursable agencies:  There is no tuition for this course. POST will not reimburse travel or per diem expenses. If you have a question as to eligibility, please contact your training manager. As a general rule, all state and federal agencies are considered non-reimbursable agencies and must pay tuition as well as their own travel and per diem.

Course Disclaimer:

This project is supported by Grant No. PO14018519 awarded by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibit are those of the author(s) and not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women or the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES). The the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Service (Cal OES) reserves a royalty-free, nonexclusive, and irrevocable license to reproduce, publish, and use this material and to authorize others to do so.


If you are not Law Enforcement you must have prior approval to attend this course.  Please contact Marisa Messier at for approval.