Course Description

This course will focus on building and developing the skills of a detective supervisor (sergeant) or manager (lieutenant) to effectively and efficiently run a detective unit. A failure to properly investigate a criminal case can and has led to criminals going free, convictions overturned and civil liability for a cause of action called “Negligent Investigation.” Supervisors and managers who lack the proper training and experience to ensure that a criminal incident is properly investigated expose themselves and their agency to possible civil liability and punitive damages. This course will emphasize both leadership skills and interpersonal communication. This course is for all law enforcement agencies and members, sworn and non-sworn, that have supervisory or managerial responsibility for detective units.

This course is restricted to those supervisors or managers that have detective operations oversight, unless there is prior approval from their agency OR there is space available in the course. This course is an Institute of Criminal Investigations (ICI) elective.

Course Topics

  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Crime Analysis
  • Leadership and Generational Issues
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Case Control Procedures
  • Special Investigative Considerations
  • Risk Management
  • Personnel Management
  • Legal Issues

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.  

Enrollment Restrictions: Sergeants, Lieutenants or Equivalent Civilian Supervisors that oversee Detective Operations

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

Course Certification Number: 9070-31488
Course Certification Hours: 40

Course Fee Information: $622

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: Tuition for POST reimbursable agencies is $622.00. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).

Non-Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $622. There is no reimbursement for tuition, travel and per diem.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations received more than ten (10) business days prior to the start of the class will not be charged. If payment has already been made, it will be refunded. Cancellations received ten (10) or less business days before the start of the class will be charged at full price. This late cancellation charge compensates GTA for the non-refundable costs incurred prior to the start date of the course.

No Shows: A No Show on the day of the class will result in a full charge for the class.