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
  • 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. 

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

Course Fee Information:

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).

Non-POST Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $1,052.60 for FY2425. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

DISCLAIMER: Priority enrollment for this course is to law enforcement from POST participating agencies.

10/07-11/2024 – Orange County
October 07, 2024 - October 11, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

03/10-14/2025 – San Diego
March 10, 2025 - March 14, 2025
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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