GPA – Winston-Salem 2013

Course Host

Winston-Salem Police Dept.
North Carolina

Winston-Salem Police Dept.

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 gradutates are eligible for certification as Geographic Profiling Analysts.

GPA I – Basic

Dates: April 15 – 19, 2013 (5 days)
Location: Winston-Salem Police Dept. Training Center, 1200 N Patterson Av Winston-Salem, NC
Course Fee: $850
Course Overview: Basic introduction to the concepts and theory of geographic profiling. It covers serial crime, case linkage analysis, criminal hunting methods, environmental criminology, behavioral geography, crime patterns, routine activities, criminal hunting methods, and journey-to crime research. Case examples are used to illustrate major points.

GPA II – Advanced

Dates: April 22 – 26, 2013 (5 days)
Location: Winston-Salem Police Dept. Training Center, 1200 N Patterson Av Winston-Salem, NC
Course Fee: $850 ($800 if taken together with GPA I)
Course Overview: This course builds on the GPA I and instructs students in the methodology of geographic profiling by using the Criminal Geographic Targeting (CGT) algorithm to determine the area of likely offender residence. This class is taught in a computer lab setting and consists of several cases which illustrate how to use geographic profiling techniques in a criminal investigation. Law enforcement personnel only.

Who Can Attend?

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


Lorie Velarde, Crime Analyst and Certified GPA Instructor, Irvine CA Police Dept.

Dr. Kim Rossmo, Professor, Texas State University


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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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An invoice will be sent to you for payment.

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 host agency and course organizer prior to being accepted to ensure that registrants meet the course requirements.