Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Behavior Analysis Training Institute

Behavior Analysis Training Institute (BATI) was founded in 1984 by seasoned law enforcement investigators.


Our Investigative Interview and Interrogation Techniques course, was the first I & I course certified by the California Commission on POST in 1984. All instructors are classified as "subject matter experts" by California POST.

Our training has been designated as mandatory training for many major law enforcement organizations throughout California and has trained over 38,000 Sworn Officers and Civilian Investigators.

Our classes are open to ALL Sworn and Civilian Investigators in the United States, including but not limited to, Fire Investigators, Federal, State, City, County Investigators in civilian positions, Administrative Investigators, Background Investigators and Patrol Officers.




New Course Additions 


Forensic Written Statement Analysis/Cognitive Interview Class



October 14 - 18, 2024


CHP in San Diego; Open to ALL Agencies


December 2 - 6, 2024


CHP HQ in Sacramento; Open to ALL Agencies

September 22 - 26, 2025


Santa Clara County SO in Morgan Hill



Contact us if you are interested in


hosting this course!







Basic Investigative Interview & Interrogation Class



June 17 - 21, 2024


Riverside PD


Fresno County SO


July 15 - 19, 2024


Newport Beach PD


 July 22 - 26, 2024


San Bernardino PD




July 29 - August 2, 2024


Ceres PD 


Santa Ana PD  

August 5 - 9, 2024


CHP in San Diego; Open to ALL Agencies



August 12 - 16, 2024


 Imperial County SO



 August 19 - 23, 2024


Marin County SO in San Rafael


Ontario PD



 September 2 - 6, 2024


Belmont PD



September 9 - 13, 2024


 Danville PD


 Menifee PD 


September 16 - 20, 2024


 Ceres PD


CHP in San Diego; Open to ALL Agencies


Paso Robles PD



September 23 - 27, 2024


North Las Vegas PD 



September 30 - October 4, 2024


Napa PD





Interviewing for First Responders Class



July 24, 2024


  Danville PD

North Las Vegas PD


 July 30, 2024


  Napa PD 

 July 31, 2024  


Carlsbad PD


August 27, 2024


 San Bernardino PD



 September 3, 2024


 Riverside PD



 September 25, 2024


Santa Clara SO




Documenting Use of Force Report Writing Class



July 9, 2024


Sante Fe Springs - Hosted by LA District Attorney


Carlsbad PD

August 1, 2024


Visalia - Hosted by Tulare County SO

September 18, 2024

Marin County SO in San Rafael

October 4, 2024


San Mateo PD


October 8, 2024


San Mateo PD 


October 29, 2024


Riverside PD

November 14, 2024 


Novato PD

December 4, 2024 


Vacaville PD 


 December 11, 2024 


Novato PD




Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Class



June 12, 2024


 Hollister PD


 June 26, 2024


 Hollister PD 


July 10, 2024


 Covina PD



Email if you would like to host any of the 5 courses

About Our Courses:

This 40 - hour course, Investigative Interview and Interrogation Techniques (CA POST Plan IV Certified 9590-31445), is the highest rated POST certified course of its type in California. We have over 38,000 graduates from most California law enforcement agencies as well as multiple state and federal agencies, including the FBI and Secret Service. The program is also a "universal elective" course in the POST Institute of Criminal Investigation. Tuition: $575.00.

This 40 - hour course, Cognitive Interview & Statement Analysis (CA POST Plan IV Certified 9590-31455), is the only one of its kind certified by California POST. Students learn the most effective and scientifically sound methods to detect deception and elicit information from victims, witnesses and suspects. Tuition: $575.00.

The 8 - hour course, Interviewing For First Responders/Initial Interviewer (CA POST Plan IV Certified  9590-31434), is a course for first responders responsible for the initial investigation of any investigation. It teaches the methodology of securing a proper statement from victims, witnesses and suspects that will assist investigators and prosecutors in successful follow-up and prosecution. It incorporates concepts of information retrieval in a legal, professional, and ethical manner. Prior Students are using it as a Refresher Class. Tuition: $138.00.

Our 8 - hour course, Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs & The Biker Culture , is a course for every law enforcement officer or investigator whom wishes to increase their expertise to get up-to-date in the area of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. This class is designed to enhance the officers' knowledge and safety when coming in contact and investigating members of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs. Tuition is $125.00.

Our 8 - hour course, Documenting Use of Force - Report Writing (CA STC Approved 10052-0274090  / CA POST Approved 9590-21652) is designed to establish a strong framework that will enable students to document any use of force properly, and thoroughly, while in the execution of their duties. Lessons learned will provide students with the ability to continuously hone their skills in the art of report writing, specifically related to the use of force. This class is designed for line level and command staff.  Tuition is $138.00



BATI Notice

NOTICE:  As of FEB 6 2023 the Cognitive Interview and Statement Analysis course registration fee is $575

October 1, 2023 - Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Class Tuition will be $125.00

January 1, 2024 - Documenting Use of Force Report Writing Class Tuition will be $138.00


We are pleased to announce our Investigative Interview & Interrogation class is now STC Certified.

Contact Us


( 530-432-0283 )

2913 El Camino Real #234

Tustin, CA 92782