Cost: $650 USD

The process of analyzing crime and the incorporation of crime analysis units into the main-stream of police operations is still a relatively new phenomenon. As such, few training programs are designed to acquaint crime analysts and their supervisors with the tasks they need to perform when assigned to these units. Fewer still provide any instruction that actually shows them how to perform these tasks. Whether or not your title is “crime analyst,” if all or any part of your job involves analyzing crime, forecasting future criminal occurrences, identifying suspects, tracking crime patterns and series, monitoring crime trends, preparing statistical crime reports managing the analysis function or using crime data to support field operations or community policing programs, then this Crime Analysis Applications Training course is for you!

This is an 8-week (40 hour) course that provides you with techniques you can use immediately to solve the real-world problems that daily confront crime analysts, patrol and investigative officers, and community policing personnel. Presented in a comfortable, non- threatening, limited-seating environment that permits individualized coaching, the training takes a “learn-by-doing” approach that gives you many opportunities to actually perform the tasks associated with crime analysis work. This format of instruction allows for not only a highly-interactive exchange between you and the facilitator, but creates a climate which is conducive to the learning process. Translation: You’ll learn a lot and have fun, too!

Benefits of Our Crime Analysis Course

Because this is an online course, it is offered continuously throughout the year. You may enroll in the course at any time and will gain immediate access once you do. Starting from your enrollment date, you will have 8 weeks of access to complete the course. Most students can complete the course in 3-4 weeks and then enjoy their remaining access time communicating with other students and exploring the many resources that become available with your enrollment in the course.

Remember, this is an online course that provides you with the flexibility to complete its requirements from anywhere, and at anytime. Sign up as soon as you can and then complete the course on your own schedule and at your own pace! Here are some benefits of an online course:

No travel required!
Log on anytime and from anywhere in the world
Take the class on YOUR schedule
Quick and convenient signup
No travel costs
Satisfy a certification requirement
Enroll individually or with a group


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“I found all of the topics presented in this course to be very high value. However, I most enjoyed Topic 5 dealing with predicting the date, time, and location of future crimes. The step by step presentation of the methodology made me anxious to put it into practice in preventing future victimization. Particularly intriguing was the discussion of Statistical Graphical Analysis facilitating the deployment of patrol personnel to areas where they will have an enhanced probability of on viewing and interrupting an offense. I had seen an example of this methodology on the Los Angeles Police Department’s website but just barely comprehended how it worked. Now it’s part of my personal toolbox. I thought this was a robust, practical, high value course of instruction placing an engaged student in a position to function as a fully mission capable crime analyst on day one of employment with a broad range of tools. It exceeded my expectations and filled a major gap in my skill set in the area of quantitative analysis. This is truly saying something because I have considered myself math phobic most of my life.”


“Excellent! I learned so much in this course and I’ve bragged about it to other analysts that have taken other courses in comparison to this course. The best idea I gained from the course was l earning how to predict the next date and time of an offense in a crime pattern/series. The workbook and the interactive PowerPoints were also fantastic tools in helping me understand certain concepts.”


“This is the best crime analyst course I’ve ever taken, and more practical than any of the classes I’ve taken in the Law Enforcement Intelligence and Analysis Master’s program at Michigan State University. I was immediately able to apply what I learned and frequently reference the notes I took during the units. I learned how to do predictive analysis, and now I can predict what days, times, and locations a suspect from a crime series will strike again. I really liked that we had a textbook, workbook, and slides to go through at the same time. It is obvious that the instructor took a lot of time to create this class, and there were even funny moments in the instructions and narratives.”


“As a first timer in the world of crime analysis, I believe this course did a tremendous job of introducing me to crime analysis and providing me with an array of tools to utilize and reference in my future endeavors. It also gently introduced the basic statistical concepts required to interpret data, and it was explained in a way that was relatable and easy to understand. For anyone nervous about stats, this course made it easy and gave me confidence! I also enjoyed the tutorial and instructions on how to perform functions in Excel, and found that very helpful. Being taught and provided the tools and theory to be able to predict the number of arrests over a period of time bettered my Excel skills and was extremely useful, and learning about strategic forecasting, more specifically, the trend line analysis technique, was one of my favorite parts of the course. I also enjoyed the interactive features of the course modules. I am very much a hands on learner, and being required to answer questions and see the results after a concept was taught really helped to keep me on track and made sure I understood one concept before moving on to the next one.”


“It was all very new to me! I enjoyed every idea and concept because it helped me have a method to what I had already been trying to do for my officers during my shift. This is a very good course and I would recommend it but I don’t want to because I don’t want com petition for the next job opening!”


Meet the Instructor

Steven L. Gottlieb, M.P.A., began his law enforcement career in 1968 and served as a sworn police officer with the West Covina, California, Police Department and Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles County, California, Sheriff’s Department. LEARN MORE ABOUT STEVE