2021 Rural Crime School
The Rural Crime School is an annual course hosted by the Tulare County District Attorney’s Office for those who want to develop an expertise in the area of rural crime. Join us this year from September 27 to October 1, 2021.
This is a 40-hour course designed for patrol officers, investigators, crime prevention personnel, and individuals in fields related to ag security to develop an expertise in rural crime in California or other locations. The student will learn skills necessary for effective rural crime prevention, reporting, interdiction, and investigation. The course includes instruction on basic livestock theft investigation, breed and brand recognition, individual case studies, direct action groups, trespass law, the bureau of livestock identification’s role and responsibilities, tools and technology, agricultural cargo/commodity theft, investigation and inspection, heavy equipment theft, agricultural fraud, equipment OAN and PIN number identification, metal theft, animal fighting, agro-terrorism, and hemp production. Lecture-related field exercises and role-playing are included in this course. Related law enforcement professionals are invited to attend. This class is not P.O.S.T. certified and is open to individuals and companies in the private ag security sector in addition to law enforcement. We welcome out-of-state student participation. This course will have a maximum of 40 students.