Course Description

This ICI Foundation Specialty course is designed for peace officers who are currently assigned or will be assigned to investigate gang 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 conduct a comprehensive gang investigation. Instruction in this course is provided through a coordinated, experience-based adult learning approach which addresses case law review, search warrants, informant management, social media investigations, gang documentation, expert testimony and gang subcultures.


Course Topics

  • STEP Act Review/Case Law Update
  • Informant Management
  • Gang Search Warrants
  • Gang Case Study
  • Social Media Investigations
  • Gang Documentation
  • Expert Testimony
  • Prison & Street Gang Subcultures
  • Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs (OMGs)
  • Gang Sub-culture

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
    OR
  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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have attended the ICI Advanced Gang Investigations up to June 2010, it is recommended that you NOT attend this class, as much of the Advanced curriculum has been transferred over to accommodate the Gang Foundation Specialty Course.  A new Advanced Gang course curriculum has been developed and will include higher level training topics such as: conducting wiretaps, court room testimony and advanced investigative techniques.

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


Course Certification Number: 9070-26011
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 $746.16. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

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

01/09-13/2023 – Orange County
January 09, 2023 - January 13, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

04/24-28/2023 – San Diego
April 24, 2023 - April 28, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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