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.
Hilton Garden Inn
765 Airport Blvd.
Burlingame, CA 94010
Call (650) 347-7800 for hotel reservations. Mention "South Bay IC Homicide" for special rates. Cut-off for special rate reservations is April 6, 2013
Reservations must be made by 8/24/12.
No fees for POST REIMBURSABLE agencies -
Fees for NON-POST REIMBURSABLE agencies: $2,130
Monday-Friday; 0800-1700 hrs (Exact times may vary).
Agency personnel: please email or phone in the following information:
Self-sponsored individuals for Basic Academy, Modular Program and/or Requal courses: Click here for complete reservation details and to download registration documents. You can make a reservation by phone with a minimum required deposit; however, all registration documents and course fees must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course.
Self-Sponsored students: Call (408) 270-6458 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.
Cancellation / Refund Policy
Out of consideration for people who are on a waiting list please cancel your reservation no later than 21 days prior to first day of class. After the 21-day cancellation period, students will forfeit N/A. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another (qualified public safety) member is permitted.
Each class has a minimum enrollment requirement. If the minimum enrollment is not reached for the course three weeks before the class begins, the class will be cancelled, and deposits will be refunded in full.
*ALL FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. NO EXCEPTIONS. When possible students will be advised of any fee changes prior to course start date. Tuition fee increases made at anytime by the State Chancellor's office may require collection of additional fees from students. We Accept Visa, MasterCard, Money Order, Cashier's Check, Cash or Agency Billing (by arrangement). Make Money Order or Cashiers Checks payable to: SBRPSTC
Out of State or Non-Affiliated students who have not lived in California for at least one (1) year and one (1) day prior to state of college semester are subject to "out of state" college registration fees in addition to the fees listed above. Please check with our staff for details and exact costs.
This program is presented through the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training Consortium of Community Colleges (SBRPSTC), which includes Evergreen Valley College, Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, DeAnza College, Hartnell College and the College of San Mateo. Courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcript and certified through one of these accredited institutions.