Sunday, June 04, 2023


Behavioral 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 all 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 33,000 Investigators.

All of our Classes are opened to Sworn and Non Sworn Investigators in the United States including but not limited to Fire Investigators, Federal, State, City, County Investigators in Non Sworn positions, Administrative Investigators, Background Investigators and PATROL Officers.

About Our Courses:

Our 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 29,000 graduates from most California law enforcement agencies as well as many State agencies and Federal organizations, including the FBI and Secret Service. The program is also a "universal elective" course in the POST Institute of Criminal Investigation. Tuition: $575.00.  POST PLAN IV.

Our Cognitive Interview & Statement Analysis (CA POST Plan IV Certified 9590-31455) course 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.  POST PLAN IV

Our 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. POST PLAN IV.

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 $100.00.

Our 8 Hour Course, Documenting Use of Force - Report Writing (CA STC Approved 10052-0274090  / CA POST Approved 9590-21652-21001) is a course to establish a strong framework that will enable students to document any use of forse 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 the use of force. This class is designed for line staff and command staff at all levels.  Tuition is $100.00




Classes Just Added



Forensic Written Statement Analysis/Cognitive Interview:



February 13-17, 2023


Feb 27-March 3, 2023


March 13-17, 2023


Basic Inv. Interview & Interrogation:


Jan 23-27, 2023

Fresno Sheriff

Jan 23-27, 2023

Turlock PD


Documenting Use of Force Report Writing Class


Jan 19, 2023

San Diego LECC

Feb 21, 2023

Rialto PD

Feb 22, 2023

Westminster PD

Feb 24, 2023

San Gabriel PD

April 12, 2023


Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Class

 San Diego LECC

Feb 23,2023

San Diego LECC

Email if you would like to Host any of the 4 classes.


Class Updates

Classes Just Added:

Forensic Written Statement Analysis/Cognitive Interview:

September 11-15, 2023

San Diego

October 23-27, 2023

San Bernardino

Basic Inv. Interview & Interrogation:

July 10-14, 2023


July 17-21, 2023


July 31-August 4, 2023


August 7-11, 2023


August 14-18, 2023

San Diego

August 21-25, 2023


Kern County SO

September 18-22, 2023

San Bernardino

September 25-29, 2023




Timnath, CO.

Las Vegas, NV.

October 2, 2023

Grover Beach

Albuquerque, NM.

October 16-20, 2023

Lake Tahoe

October 23-27, 2023


Santa Cruz


November 6-10, 2023




San Diego

November 13-17, 2023


December 4-9, 2023

Paso Robles

December 11-15, 2023

Folsom, Granite Bay State Parks


Documenting Use of Force Report Writing Class:

 July 12, 2023

San Bernardino

San Leandro

July 20, 2023


July 21, 2023

Citrus Heights

August 15, 2023

Citrus Heights

August 28, 2023


August 30, 2023

San Leandro

September 6, 2023


October 4, 2023


Santa Fe Springs

November 1, 2023


November 7, 2023


Outlaw Motorcycle Gang Class:

July 12, 2023

Sana Fe Springs

July 19, 2023


August 9, 2023

San Diego

September 13, 2023



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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

Course Registration

Click Here to Register Now for our latest courses

Class 1 - Investigative Interview & Interrogation

Class 2 - Cognitive Interview and Forensic Statement Analysis

Class 3 - Interviewing For First Responders

Class 1 = 40 Hours
Class 2 = 40 Hours
Class 3 = 8 Hours


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

Contact Us


( 530-432-0283 )

PO Box 5168

Auburn, CA 95604