Crime Analysis Core Course

This course is designed for entry level and intermediate level analysts and those whose job functions would include the identification, linking, and development of crime series patterns and trends. This includes strategies to disseminate information to all levels of a law enforcement agency. This course teaches data mining of local, state, and federal database systems as well as public and open source information and social media. Students will also learn analytical writing skillsets as it pertains to their position.


$452 - 40 Hours, POST Plan IV

2023 - 2024 Dates

23001September 11-15, 2023Sheraton Garden GroveCancelled
23002March 11-15, 2024Sheraton Garden GroveClosed

2024-2025 Dates

24001November 4-8, 2024   Sheraton Garden GroveOpen

Course Control Number



Sheraton Garden Grove
12221 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840
(714) 703-8400

Great Wolf Garden Grove
12681 Harbor Blvd
Garden Grove, CA 92840

For those participants who will be flying in, the John Wayne Airport (SNA) is the closest airport.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon as possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Name and Date of Class
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)
  • Attendee's Email Address

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a waitlist will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Crime analysis fundamentals
  • Crime trends, series, and patterns
  • Computer skills and advanced Excel
  • Investigative analysis techniques
  • Tactical crime analysis
  • Predictive analysis strategies