Course Description

Sexual Assault calls present some unique and difficult challenges to law enforcement. This course provides first responding officers with tools to conduct more effective investigation involving adolescent and adult sexual assault cases. The tools are based on the dynamics, law, and victimization associated with these highly traumatic calls for service. Whether your agency has established a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) or not, this course will present strategies which will assist you in completing the investigations that can lead to successful prosecutions.

The instructional team includes a law enforcement officer, a prosecutor, and an advocate, all of whom have extensive experience handling sexual assault crimes.

Course Topics

  • Elements of Crime
  • Legal Update
  • Resources
  • Interviewing Victims & Witnesses
  • Interrogating Suspects
  • Investigative Steps and Evidence
  • Victim Dynamics & Trauma Informed Responses

Course Certification Number: 9070-33433
Course Certification Hours: 8

 Course Fee Information:

POST Reimbursement Plan IV: There is no tuition for POST reimbursable agencies. Travel reimbursement is available via Training Reimbursement Request (TRR).*

*Travel may also be reimbursed through grant funding – Scholarship Funding for travel is available through the California Office of Emergency Services (OES) Law Enforcement Training Program Grant PO23108519. Please contact Alicia Shade at regarding additional questions on how law enforcement personnel investigating sexual assault are eligible for travel reimbursement for this course or review, complete and submit the below form to Alicia Shade at

POST Non-Reimbursable agencies: No tuition. Travel may be reimbursed through grant funding. If you are from a non-reimbursable POST agency and would like to see if your travel could be reimbursed directly to you or your agency, please contact Alicia Shade at or review, complete and submit the below form to Alicia Shade at

PO23 Scholarship Letter to Students & Request for Grant Travel Form

Course Disclaimer:

This project is supported by Grant No. PO23108519 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 Messier for approval.  

07/09/2024 – Corona
July 09, 2024 - July 09, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

08/27/2024 – San Diego
August 27, 2024 - August 27, 2024
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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