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Field Services and Standards For Recruitment and Training; Criminal Investigators   

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(a) On or before January 1, 1995, the commission shall establish the Robert Presley Institute of Criminal Investigation which will make available to criminal investigators of California's law enforcement agencies an advanced training program to meet the needs of working investigators in specialty assignments, such as arson, auto theft, homicide, and narcotics.

(b) The institute shall provide an array of investigation training, including the following:

(1) Core instruction in matters common to all investigative activities.

(2) Advanced instruction through foundation specialty courses in the various investigative specialties.

(3) Completion of a variety of elective courses pertaining to investigation.

(c) (1) Instruction in core foundation and specialty courses shall be designed not only to impart new knowledge, but to evoke from students the benefit of their experience and ideas in a creative and productive instructional design environment.

(2) Instructors shall be skilled and knowledgeable both in subject matter and in the use of highly effective instructional strategies.

(d) (1) The commission shall design and operate the institute to constantly improve the effectiveness of instruction.

(2) The institute shall make use of the most modern instructional design and equipment, including computer-assisted instruction, scenarios, and case studies.

(3) The institute shall ensure that proper facilities, such as crime scene training areas, are available for use by students.

(Added by Stats. 1994, Ch. 43, Sec. 3.)