Course Description

There is no other crime that accounts for a higher dollar loss to victims than real estate crime. It has far reaching impact to individual victims as well as business and the national economy as a whole. This type of crime comes in many forms and as suspects devise more creative ways to accomplish this crime, law enforcement must remain a step ahead by enlisting proactive and preventative methods to circumvent these crimes.

This POST training course will provide law enforcement investigators the tools needed to respond to these concerns. Financial crime investigators, regardless of level of experience, are encouraged to participate in this very timely and interactive training course.


Course Topics

  • Principles of Real Estate Transactions
  • Uses of Search Warrants in Investigation
  • Selection of Real Estate Laws
  • Evidence Collection Processes
  • Issues Related to Victim Support
  • Filing Concerns of a Real Estate Case
  • Comparing and Explaining Methods of Committing Real Estate Crimes
  • Interviewing Techniques for Victims, and Suspects of Real Estate Crime
  • Creating Investigative Strategies for Investigating Real Estate Crimes
  • Procedures for Training Patrol Officers and for Public Education
  • Investigative Resources

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 course does give 3 hours of CPT credit.

Course Certification Number: 9070-21724
Course Certification Hours: 32


Course Fee Information:

Tuition: $675.00 

Special Note regarding Tuition for ICI Classes: POST has suspended funding to most ICI courses effective April 1, 2018. GTA/RTC will continue to present the course, but will need to charge a tuition to cover the cost of the course. Effective April 1, 2018, the tuition for this course is $675.00 per student. You can pay the tuition fee by either sending or bringing a check to class or call this office with a credit card number.

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: Tuition is $675. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

Non-POST Reimbursable agencies: Tuition is $675. There is no reimbursement for travel and per diem.

11/13-16/2018 – San Diego
November 13, 2018 - November 16, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

01/28-31/2019 – Glendale
January 28, 2019 - January 31, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

05/20-23/2019 – Orange County
May 20, 2019 - May 23, 2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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