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Harness the Predictive Power of Geography This course introduces students to the theory and methodology of geographic profiling, a process that uses crime locations to prioritize areas to search for an offender.  This class is designed for police investigators, crime analysts, and others interested in the geography of crime and its application to criminal investigation. Topics include environmental criminology, behavioral geography, crime pattern theory, routine activity theory, mental maps, criminal hunting methods, search behavior, journey to crime, serial crime, temporal patterns, and case linkage analysis. The concepts are applicable to both property and violent crime.  Students participate in a variety of activities and real cases are used to illustrate major points



$395.00 - 40 Hours, POST Plan III POST Reimbursement Suspended per Bulletin No. 2018-07

2019-2020 DATES

  • January 27-31, 2020


  • 5270-23401


  • Buena Park Police Department
    6640 Beach Blvd.
    Buena Park, CA 90622

For those participants who will be flying in, the Orange County Airport (SNA) is the closest airport.


Because classes fill up quickly, we strongly encourage registering as soon possible. Please have your training department call (562) 985-4940 or e-mail to make your reservations. If you make a reservation via email please include the following information:

  • Name and Date of Class
  • Training Managers Name
  • Training Managers Phone Number
  • Training Managers Email Address
  • Agency Name
  • Name of Attendee(s)
  • POST ID # for Attendee(s)

You will receive a confirmation email letting you know that we have registered you for the class. Reservations are on a first come first serve basis, a wait list will be established once the maximum number of students has been met.