The ICI Fundamentals of Cybercrime Investigations course is an ICI foundation specialty course designed for peace officers currently assigned, or will be assigned, to investigate cybercrime investigations. This course is designed to enhance the effectiveness of the individual criminal investigator’s skills in performing the multi-disciplined, multi-leveled tasks necessary to successfully investigate aspects of investigations involving cybercrime. Instruction in this course is provided through a coordinated, experience-based adult learning approach addressing technology crimes, basic computer components, internet and basic networking, internet crime investigation techniques, digital forensics and seizures, intelligence gathering, cellular phones, cloud-based investigations and emerging trends.

Course Topics

  • Overview of Cybercrimes
  • Basic Computer Components
  • Introduction to the Internet and Basic Networking
  • Investigative Techniques
  • Legal
  • Digital Forensics & Seizures
  • Evidence Gathering
  • Cloud Based Investigations
  • Understanding Cellular Phone Evidence
  • Emerging Trends

Course Prerequisites

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:

  1. Have taken the 2-week ICI Core Course
  2. 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.

If you have any questions or issues about these prerequisites, please contact the GTA/RTC as soon as possible.

Course Certification Number9070-23415
Course Certification Hours40

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 $922.88 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.

10/14-18/2024 – San Diego
October 14, 2024 - October 18, 2024

03/10-14/2025 – Orange County
March 10, 2025 - March 14, 2025

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