Institute for Criminal Investigation Core Course

The Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation (ICI) Core Course is the prerequisite for all subsequent ICI Foundation Specialty Courses. It is designed to enhance the effectiveness of the individual criminal investigators skills in performing the multi-disciplined, multi-leveled tasks necessary to successfully conduct comprehensive criminal investigations. Instruction in this course is provided through a coordinated, experience-based adult learning approach which addresses crime scene management, interviewing and interrogation skills, search and seizure issues, search warrant preparation, surveillance techniques, case reporting, informant management, and courtroom testimony.

Mandatory Prerequisite: Search Warrant Fundamentals (accessible online via POST Learning Portal).

Students are required to bring a laptop for this course.

All attendees must be actively employed by a POST-participating Law Enforcement Agency. Priority will be given to those assigned to a detective role.


2022-2023: $0 ($2,281.30 for non-POST reimbursable agencies) - 80 Hours, POST Plan IV Reimbursable by POST Bulletin 2018-07

2022 - 2023 Dates

CCN Date Location Status
22001 Nov. 28-Dec 9, 2022 Hilton Long Beach Closed
22002 TBD    





Hilton Long Beach
701 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90831

For those participants who will be flying in, Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) or Long Beach Airport (LGB) are closest.


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 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)
  • Email address for Attendee(s)
  • Attendee(s)' Current Assignment (i.e. detectives)
  • Proof of Completion of Pre-requisite Course

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

  • Case Management
  • Managing a Crime Scene
  • Warrant Writing, Planning, and Service
  • Cognitive Interviews
  • Surveillance Techniques and Informant Management
  • Interrogation Law and Behavior-based Interrogation
  • Electronic Investigation
  • Search and Seizure Law Review
  • Case Preparation and Courtroom Testimony