Law Enforcement

ICI Environmental Crimes Investigations

Feb 13 2017 - Feb 17 2017



This ICI foundation specialty course provides investigators with the knowledge, skills and techniques for recognizing and investigating an environmental crime.  This course is designed for law enforcement investigators and government regulators who investigate environmental crimes 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 environmental crime which will involve them in collecting/packaging evidence at the crime scene, following up on information provided to them, determining what search warrants would be required, what interviews/interrogations to conduct, and, at the conclusion of the course, presenting their case to a legal expert(s). 

This course includes instruction in:

  • Environmental crimes terminology
  • Crime scene safety considerations and management
  • Law and regulations
  • Resources and allied agencies
  • Access and search warrants
  • Evidence collection, sampling, and analysis
  • Interviewing techniques
  • Investigative sources and methods
  • Case preparation.

At the conclusion of this course the student/investigator will be able to: interpret and apply environmental laws and statutes; and successfully prepare for and assist in the prosecution of an environmental case.

Designed For

Law enforcement investigators and government regulators who investigate environmental crimes.







Certificates issued upon completion of course.


Prior to the first day of class, students are required to complete the following online courses:

1). FEMA Courses: ICS-100.b (Introduction to Incident Command System) & ICS-700.A (National Incident Management System (NIMS)
2). POST Learning Portal Online Course: "Environmental Crimes Investigations."

Certificates of completion must be turned in on the first day of class.


Training Location:
Northern California Regional Public Safety Training Authority
2409 Dean Street (North/West Corner of Dean Street & Forcum Ave.)
McClellan, CA 95652.

Lions Gate Hotel, 3410 Westover Street, McClellan, CA 95652.
Call (866) 258-5651 and refer to "Environmental Crimes Investigations, Group Code ECI2017" for special rates ($95+ per night).
Cutoff for hotel reservations is January 13, 2017.


No fees to POST-reimbursable or state agencies.
$1,120.50 for non-POST reimbursable or non-state agencies.

All classes require full payment or a designated deposit at time of reservation. We accept Visa and MasterCard (a transaction fee of 2% will apply), cash, money order and cashier's check (made payable to SBRPSTC). Agency billing may also be arranged. Financial aid and VA benefits may be available. All fees subject to change.

Meeting days/times

Monday-Thursday: 0800-1700 hrs. Friday: 0800-1200 hrs.


Agency personnel: please phone in (or email to: the following information:

  • Class Requested
  • Agency Name
  • Training Officer (TO) Name
  • TO's Email Address
  • Phone Number
  • Attendee Name(s), Email Address, DOB

Self-sponsored students: Contact our main office at (408) 229-4299 to register. Be prepared to submit partial or full payment, depending on the class. All registration documents and final payment must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the start date of the course. Only certain courses have downloadable registration materials; click here to view a list of those courses.

All students are required to pay for the course by the first day of class.

All students are required to apply through OpenCCC. Refer to the College of Record, listed previously on this flyer, then click here for step-by-step instructions according to that college. (Exceptions: POST Management Course or any other Contract course.)

Non-U.S. Citizens

If you are not a U.S. citizen but have a Permanent Resident card, email a copy of the front and back of the card (indicate the class in which you are registering) to:

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All classes require full payment due by or before the first day of class. 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 a minimum of $50 for materials expenses associated with unexcused cancellations. Substitutions or transfer of registration to another student is permitted upon approval.

Course Cancellation

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 start 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 Gavilan College, Monterey Peninsula College, Ohlone College, Hartnell College, Foothill College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Mission College, College of San Mateo, and Cabrillo College.

Only courses and programs presented for college credit will be funded, transcripted and certified through one of these accredited institutions.