Course Catalogue

General Investigative Training - Part I

General Investigative Training  - Part I

Notice: This course is adapted from the Ontario Police College's General Investigation Training Course. As such, some portions of this course are specific to Ontario jurisdictions. Interested participants from outside of Ontario are encouraged to contact CPKN for further information.

The General Investigative Training course is a foundation training activity designed to provide new investigators with the necessary skills and knowledge to transition from the patrol function to the investigative function. The course emphasizes the concepts and principles of good case management practices and the core competencies of a general investigator.

GIT is now offered in a two part blended learning program. Using this approach, officers seeking GIT certification complete Part I via an e-learning course from CPKN and Part II in a condensed classroom session from the Ontario Police College or a designated police service.

GIT provides the basis for further specialization in a specific investigative field. It is a mandatory pre-requisite for most other investigative and senior level courses.

Part I

The e-learning component of GIT contains basic concepts and foundational knowledge-based course material that has been adapted into an e-learning format. Using case scenarios and experiential exercises, Part I is a pre-requisite to Part II and is an introduction to the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to Criminal Investigation
  • Ontario Major Case Management
  • Crime Scene Management & Security
  • Notebooks
  • Canvassing
  • Collection & Preservation of Physical Evidence
  • Human Sources
  • Operational Planning
  • Victims
  • Statement Law
  • Evidence
  • Death Investigation
  • Media

Part II

Part II (classroom component) of the GIT course is available to sworn police officers only. It will deal with a range of additional topics such as search (with/without warrant), interview techniques, informant development and handling, case preparation, and disclosure.

For more information on Part II, please contact:

Thomas Page
GIT Coordinator, Ontario Police College
Tel: (519)773-4213

For more information about this blended learning program, please view the GIT Blended Learning Guide.

Target Audience

Chosen for their skills, experience, knowledge, and potential, GIT course participants are selected by their police service.


Participants who successfully complete Part I (online) and Part II from an OPC-certified trainer will be issued an OPC certificate for "General Investigation Training Course". Otherwise, certification must be issued by the Part II delivery agency/service on completion of the program.

Content Provider

Content for this course has been provided by the Criminal Investigation Training Unit of the Ontario Police College.

Price: $200.00

Content Provider: Ontario Police College

Language: English

Length: 16 hours

Release Date: 2007-09-04