GPA Orlando 2014

CGPATC Training

Geographic Profiling Analysis – Course Overview

This program is designed to give analysts, investigators, detectives, and managers the background and skills to interpret geographic profiles correctly and to make actionable recommendations. Students learn through presentations given by subject matter experts, through the study of real cases, group dialogue, and a field exercise as well as hands-on training with the professional geographic profiling software RIGEL. This course is approved by the Committee for Geographic Profiling Analyst Training and Certification (CGPATC), and graduates are eligible for certification as Geographic Profiling Analysts.

GPA I – Concepts

Location: Orange County Sheriff’s Office, 2500 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando, Florida 32801, United States
Date: Mar 31 – Apr 4, 2014
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm
Course Fee: $850

Course Overview: Basic introduction to the concepts and theory of geographic profiling. It covers the mathematics and statistics behind the techniques. Topics covered include environmental criminology, behavioral geography, crime pattern theory, criminal hunting methods, mental maps, hunting areas and linkage analysis.

GPA II – Practical WEBINAR

Date: Apr 7-11, 2014
Time: 8:30am-5:00pm (EST)
Course Fee: $850 ($800 if combined with GPA-I above)

Course Overview: Hands-on instructional course that focuses on applying geographic profiling techniques to actual cases (historical or active). Emphasis is on effective analysis, strategy and scenario development and final report generation. The RIGEL Analyst software is introduced and is used extensively in this part of the course.

This course will be given by webinar. Students must have their own computer capable of running Rigel software, and an internet connection.

Who Can Attend?

Crime and Intelligence Analysts, Detectives, Investigators, and Law Enforcement Personnel

Students who have previously completed GPA-I may register for the GPA-II webinar.

Course Contacts

Instructor: Lorie Velarde, Irvine Police Department
Orlando host: Lauren Sykes, CFIX


To register for the Geographic Profiling Analyst course, please fill out and submit the following form. An email confirmation will be sent to the email address you list.

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Course fees paid in advance are fully refundable up until the Feb 28, 2014 cancellation deadline. After the cancellation deadline, course fees are not refundable.

Courses are subject to cancellation at any time up until the start date. If a course is cancelled, all fees paid in advance will be fully refunded or credited against a future GPA course at the registrant’s option. The course organizer accepts no responsibility for any non-refundable expenses incurred by the registrant in case of cancellation.

All registrations are subject to review by the course organizer and lead instructor prior to being accepted to ensure that registrants meet the course requirements. Paid registrations may be switched to an alternate person, subject to review and acceptance. Registrants will be notified promptly of acceptance.