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Criminal Investigation Course

The Criminal Investigation Course (CIC) provides NYPD investigators with comprehensive, high-quality instruction in investigative fundamentals, techniques, and current detection trends. The intense 15-day course gives investigators an opportunity to cultivate their analytical, intuitive, and investigative skills, building a strong foundation of academic and practical information.

CIC teaches investigators to meet the challenges of sophisticated and evolving criminal behavior by applying cutting edge methods to their investigations. The Criminal Investigation Course also emphasizes basics such as the necessity of teamwork and proper utilization of resources.

Some of the topics the Criminal Investigation Course include:

  • Domestic and International Terrorism
  • Criminal Investigative Report Writing
  • Latent Prints
  • Subpoenas
  • Surveillance and Search Warrants
  • Forensic DNA and Trace Evidence
  • Crime Scenes and the Medical Examiner
  • Hate Crimes
  • Interview and Interrogation Techniques
  • Juveniles
  • Real Time Crime Center
  • Computer Crimes/Identity Theft/Fraud