Law Enforcement

Complex Child Abuse Investigations

May 16 2017 - May 18 2017


This course is intended to address three specific child abuse investigative functions for which, there is only limited training in a general overview format. They are (1) child abuse investigations involving multiple victims and suspects, and; (2) those in which child custody is an issue, as well as (3) testimony by law enforcment investigators as expert witnesses in support of case investigations. These three areas are highly technical, time consuming and areas wherein common mistakes often defeat the case in court because of insufficient training and inadequate case preparation. This course will offer specific steps, case management tools, and background information in greater detail not normally discussed in the general overview courses on child abuse investigation.


Seth Goldstein, Former DA's Investigator, Child Abuse Units Santa Clara and Napa Counties, Attorney and Expert Witness; Lesley Klein, Los Angeles Co. DA's Office, Deputy District Attorney in Charge of Long Beach Juvenile, Former Deputy DA in Charge of Victim Impact Program; Sgt. Pam Lawson, POST Master Instructor, Child Abuse Investigator, San Diego PD.


Designed For

Although intended for investigators with primary assignments handling child abuse cases, this course will address every level of investigation. First responders are encouraged to attend.


Basic Police Academy or equivalent, and DOJ Clearance.






P.O.S.T. Plan IV 


Certificate awarded upon completion of the course.

College of Record

Ohlone College


Training Location:
Monterey Peninsula College Public Safety Training Center
2642 Colonel Durham St., Room 106
Seaside, CA 93955

Hilton Garden Inn - Monterey
1000 Aguajito Rd.
Monterey, CA 93940
Call the hotel's direct line at 831-373-6141 Option #1 and refer to the South Bay Regional Public Safety Training "Complex Child Abuse Invest” for special rates ($125+ per night). or CLICK HERE



POST Course Control Number: 2540-31521-16-001


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

Tues-Thurs, 0800-1700 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.