Thursday, April 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



July 8-12, 2024


Boise, Idaho; Sponsored by ADA County Prosecuting Office


December 2 - 6, 2024


CHP-HQ Sacramento; Open to All Agencies


September 22-26, 2025


Santa Clara County Sheriff-Morgan Hill






Basic Investigative Interview & Interrogation Class



April 15 - 19, 2024


Corona PD


Tulare SO


April 22 - 26, 2024


San Joaquin SO - French Camp




April 29 - May 3, 2024


Sacramento Co SO Task Force


Santa Monica PD


May 6 - May 10, 2024


 Murrieta PD


El Cajon PD


May 13 - 17, 2024


Mesa County SO in Colorado


San Diego LECC


Anaheim PD


Danville PD


May 20 - 24, 2024


Hollister PD 


June 3 - 7, 2024


Escondio PD


                             Turlock PD



June 10 - 14, 2024


Chino PD




June 17 - 21, 2024


Riverside PD

Fresno County SO



June 24 - 28, 2024


Fremont PD




June 24 - 28, 2024


Fremont PD


July 15 - 19, 2024


Newport Beach PD 



Interviewing for First Responders Class



April 30, 2024


 Rancho Cordova - CPOA


May 29, 2024


 Santa Monica PD


  July 24, 2024


 Danville PD


July 24, 2024


 North Las Vegas PD


July 30, 2024


 Napa PD


 July 31, 2024


Carlsbad PD 



Documenting Use of Force Report Writing Class



April 30, 2024


Danville PD

May 21, 2024


San Bernardino

May 22, 2024


Danville PD

May 29, 2024


San Joaquin


July 9, 2024


Santa Fe Springs 

Carlsbad PD

August 1, 2024


Visalia - Hosted by Tulare County SO

October 4, 2024 


San Mateo PD

October 8, 2024 


San Mateo PD 


 October 29, 2024 


Riverside PD




Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Class



April 24, 2024


 Visalia - Hosted by Tulare County SO


 May 15, 2024


 Anchorage, Alaska 


June 12, 2024


 Hollister PD



 June 24, 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