The purpose of this training program is to afford those in the criminal justice system the information necessary to be effective in identifying those responsible for the criminal activity and collecting the evidence to obtain a conviction. Until now our state, like most other states, did not have an established curriculum to provide the overall skills to investigators for them to do their job in the best way possible.
This course consists of 400 hours of classroom material given in 5 separate sessions that are two weeks in duration each. This format was devised so that departments would have their investigators absent from their duty post for a reasonable period of time throughout the year while completing the program. Planning is underway to offer additional specialized training to address specific criminal problems that graduates of this program have identified within their jurisdiction.
It is envisioned that this course will be a continual work in progress by always changing for the better as new technology and techniques are developed. This is an opportunity for Mississippi to take a leadership role in the development of the law enforcement professional and become a model for other states to adapt.
Email completed application to RCullom@dps.ms.gov or fax application to Robert Cullom at 601.933.2200.
Certified Investigator Program Director