This is an ICI Foundation Specialty Course that will provide both novice and experienced detectives with the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct successful investigations of domestic violence. Students will learn specific investigative techniques, problem-solving skills, and case management skills related to the various types of domestic violence including cross-cultural, elder abuse, stalking, and officer-involved, with the goal of improving clearance and issuance rates.
All ICI courses are based upon adult learning principles. The classroom activities are practical, “hands-on,” and interactive. This 40-hour course is one of the Foundation Specialty courses of POST’s Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI).
- Dynamics of Domestic Violence
- Officer-Involved Domestic Violence
- Investigative steps and techniques
- Interviewing suspects, victims, and children
- Impact on Children
- Evidence, including medical evidence and photographs
- Lethality Assessment
- Elder Abuse
- Officer Safety
- Dominate Aggressor
- Court Orders
- High Profile Suspects
- Legal Mandates
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 has 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 taken to the POST Learning Portal. Completion of this online class does give 3 hours of CPT credit.
Course Certification Number: 9070-32415
Course Certification Hours: 40
8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday and Thursday
8:00 am – 6:00 pm Tuesday and Wednesday
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Friday
Course Fee Information:
Reimbursement Plan II: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. As a POST Plan II, student travel and per diem are normally reimbursable via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR) for this course. POST has temporarily suspended tuition and travel reimbursement for all courses, with the exception of classes outlined in POST Bulletin No. 2017-39. This course is not listed as an exempt course. However Scholarship Funding is available for this course through the California Office of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Training Program Grant PO17048519. Please contact Lauren Bunn at email@example.com for details on how law enforcement personnel investigating domestic violence (or their agency) are eligible for travel reimbursement for this course.
Non-Reimbursable agencies: No tuition. Scholarship Funding is available for this course through the California Office of Emergency Services Law Enforcement Training Program Grant PO17048519. Please contact Lauren Bunn at firstname.lastname@example.org for details on how law enforcement personnel investigating domestic violence (or their agency) are eligible for travel reimbursement for this course.
This project is supported by Grant No. PO17048519 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 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 McCullough at email@example.com for approval.
03/12-16/2018 – Orange County
March 12, 2018 - March 16, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
6/18-22/2018 – Bay Area
June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
9/24-28/2018 – San Diego
September 24, 2018 - September 28, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm