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Dates:    August 15, 2023 

Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Cost: $100 

This class will take place prior to the CHIA Conference

California Wiretap Class, Las Vegas

  • 15 Aug 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa



California Wipetap Class

Registration Fee: $100

No Refunds after July 7, 2023

Red Rock Casino Resort and Spa

CHIA is hosting a California Wiretap Class at the Red Rock Casino and Resort.

Class Description:

This 8-hour course is for peace officers and qualified individuals assigned to intercept and record wire communications ("wiretaps"). This class covers the legal basis for California wiretap operations as well as the practical and tactical aspects of operating and monitoring a wiretap. Penal Code Section 629.94 requires successful completion of this course before seeking authorization for, or participating in, wiretap operations.

Who Should Attend:

Qualified individuals assigned to investigate narcotics, murder, solicitation to commit murder, gangs, bombing of public or private property, aggravated kidnapping, or conspiracy to commit any of those crimes, and who will be involved in a court-authorized state wiretap.

Class Objectives:

Upon completion of this course and a written examination, students are certified by the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California to participate in wire intercept operations.

Class Outline:

  • General Legal Issues
  • Electronic Surveillance
  • Pen Registers
  • Minimization Requirements
  • Preparing the Application
  • Obtaining the Order
  • Audio Minimization Exercise
  • Wire Room Procedures
  • Written Examination


This course will be hosted by CHIA. There is a tuition charge of $100 per student, to be paid prior to attending class. Students from California POST reimburseable agencies will receive 8 hours of CPT credit for attending.

For additional information, please contact Tricia Nelson, Program Manager at or (916) 210-4442.

The California Wiretap Class will be held on Tuesday, the day before the CHIA Conference. A perfect opportunity to become wire certified for California and attend a great conference. To attend the conference must be a member of CHIA and register separately for the Conference.

Early check-in for CHIA Conference for all members attending the wiretap class. Class will be limited.

***This class is restricted to local, state, or federal law enforcement personnel (including linguists, or other staff that could be used to monitor foreign languages).

CHIA Conference Flyer 2023.pdf

*** A 3% processing fee will be assessed to all cancelations before July 7, 2023. No refunds after July 7, 2023.

For questions regarding the upcoming conference, please contact Executive Director Amber Heinlein at email:


California Homicide Investigators Association

PO Box 6298  
San Jose, CA 95150


Contact Amber Heinlein @ 916.524.8176
OR email:

California Homicide Investigators Association



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