This ICI foundation specialty course provides investigators with the information and skills to aid them in a proficient homicide investigation. This course is designed for detectives who investigate homicides and is modeled in adult based learning. Each block of instruction will include hands on activities which require active participation from the class, or small group collaboration. Students/investigators in this class are required to investigate a fictitious homicide which will involve them in collecting/packaging evidence at the crime scene, following up on information provided to them, preparing a search warrant(s) and presenting their case to a panel of legal experts. Students are also required to attend a site visit / tour of a crime lab and coroner's office; and participate in an outdoor crime scene practical in which they learn methods for determining a potential burial site, how to excavate a body and how to collect insect evidence.
This course includes instruction in: the mindset shift; crime scene and case management; role of the criminalist; forensic pathology and odontology; homicide law and case preparation; forensic entomology and anthropology; homicide interviews and interrogations; child death investigations; elder death investigations; arson and terrorist investigations; officer-involved shootings; electronic investigations; investigative resources (including gang murders); media relations; interaction with the victim's family; and investigator wellness.
At the conclusion of this course the student/investigator will be able to: interpret and apply homicide laws; and successfully prepare for and assist in the prosecution of a homicide case.
Full-time Law Enforcement personnel only.
No fees for POST reimbursable agencies.
No college credit.
POST Plan IV
Certificates issued upon completion of course.
Students are required to bring a laptop computer for use in this course. Students also required to complete the Search Warrant Fundamentals - POST Learning Portal Online Training Course (certificate of completion required on first day of class). Prior completion of ICI Core Course recommended.
DoubleTree by Hilton
835 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Call (650) 344-5500 for hotel reservations. Mention "South Bay" Reservation Code "C-ICI" for special rates.
No Fees for POST reimbursable agencies.
Fees for NON-POST REIMBURSABLE agencies: $1,579
Monday-Friday; 0800-1700 hours (Times may vary).