Geographic Profiling Analysis II (Advanced)

Learn how to create and use geographic profiles to find your offender! This course builds on Geographic Profiling - Basic and instructs students on how to create operational geographic profiles.  Students learn to use the Criminal Geographic Targeting (CGT) algorithm to determine the area of likely offender residence and produce an operational geographic profile that will be used by officers and detectives to find the offender. This course is taught in a computer lab setting, and students work through several cases that illustrate how to use geographic profiling techniques in a property crime investigation to create an optimal search strategy for detectives and patrol.

Mandatory Prerequisite: Must have completed the Geographic Profiling - Basic Course.

Students will be using Rigel Software geogrpahic profiling systems and related geospatial analysis techniques. Students will have access to the software for 3-4 months after the class to use on a trial basis.


$541.00 - 40 Hours, POST Plan IV POST Reimbursement Suspended per Bulletin No. 2018-07

2023-2024 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
23001 October 23-27, 2023 Buena Park PD Closed

Course Control Number



Buena Park Police Department 
6640 Beach Blvd. 
Buena Park, CA 90622

**Cancellations one week prior to the course will be subject to an additional $100 software fee. Standard cancellation fee also applies.**


Completion of Geographic Profiling Analysis Basic Course and proficiency in Microsoft Office.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon possible. Please have your training department contact the Center for Criminal Justice at CSULB or call 562.985.4940 to make your 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)
  • Email address for Attendee(s)

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 wait list will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.

Course Outline

Topical Areas

  • Create operational geographic profiles
  • Use a computerized geographic profiling system for case analysis
  • Import crime and suspect data from external databases
  • Analyze and interpret geo-profile findings
  • Prioritize suspects using the geo-profile
  • Develop investigative strategies
  • Communicate geographic profile to field personnel