Police Investigation

The basic training program in police investigation allows the police officer wishing to become an investigator, to develop the basic skills required for an effective intervention in common and everyday situations, namely regarding criminal law, crime analysis, work planning and organization, problem solving, ethics, rules of professional conduct, as well as the general methods of police investigation.

Target Clientele

The basic training program in police investigation applies to police officers wishing to become investigators or those officers currently employed as investigators but who have yet to complete the required training.

Content

The basic training program in police investigation consists of 5 university-level courses, totalling 285 hours, broken down as follows:

  • Criminal Law applied to police investigation (3 cr.)
  • The Investigative Process (3 cr.)
  • Criminological Analysis: police investigation (3 cr.)
  • Elements of Applied Ethics (3 cr.)
  • Police Investigation Integration Activity (6 cr.)

The first 4 courses may be offered off campus if there is sufficient demand. They are prerequisite to the Police Investigation Integration Activity.