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To our valued current and former members,

The past year has immeasurably changed the landscape of our law enforcement profession. COVID-19 continues to impact all of us, from how we work to how we conduct our daily lives. Police officers across this country have learned to adapt and become even more resilient during this time. Also, our non-sworn members ability to navigate their companies and businesses through this pandemic cannot be overstated. As if a global pandemic was not difficult enough, the current political climate weighs heavily on us all with the “defund the police” and anti-police rhetoric at the highest levels it’s ever been.

More than a year since the start of global lockdowns, CRIA continues to be focused on providing our members with exceptional training. Although we had to postpone this year’s conference, we are happy to announce our 49th Annual CRIA Conference is scheduled for February 15-17, 2022, at the Peppermill Resort in Reno, NV. This seminar will provide our members with the latest advanced investigation methods as well as state- of-the-art tools available to assist in solving robberies, crimes of violence, and property crimes (including organized retail crime). This will also provide much needed in person networking, collaboration, and support for one another in these turbulent times.

To those who have stayed active with us, thank you for your continued membership with CRIA. If you are former member and are considering renewing your membership, we want to welcome you back. Now more than ever we need to look out for one another, reconnect, and reaffirm our goal of pursuing justice through training and education.

Best regards,


CRIA, President North Chapter Board


CRIA, State Association President


CRIA, President South Chapter Board


The California Robbery Investigators Association was founded in 1972 to promote closer relationships between robbery investigators throughout the state, as well as professionals in private industries related to robbery investigation. 

We strive to:

  • Aid in solving robbery cases by encouraging more effective dissemination and exchange of information

  • Support legislation to curb robberies and to ensure that adequate sentences are imposed on defendants
  • Prevent robberies by engaging the community and private industry through education
  • Provide educational opportunities for investigators and private industry professionals
  • Encourage the development of new methods, techniques, and technologies to assist investigators in identifying and apprehending robbery suspects

Apply for membership today!

We represent and celebrate more than four decades of dauntless commitment to the California law enforcement community.


    CRIA welcomes any full-time or retired law enforcement officer or civilian employee of a recognized law enforcement agency.  We also welcome civilians employed in private industry with an interest in robbery investigations.

    Active Membership benefits include: 

    • Access to our exclusive members-only content
    • Training and networking events, like our annual conference and local robbery meetings
    • Resources and links 
    • Eligibility to nominate your children/grandchildren for our scholarships
    • Eligibility to nominate for our Officer of the Year awards
    • Cell phone app with access to member contacts, register for events and change your contact information
    • Online access to all Active member contact information - an indispensable resource!
    • The ability to update and change your contact information
    • Additional benefits and resources are in development!

    All for just $20 a year!

    Membership is required to register for the Annual Training Conference.  If you do not already have a log-in ID to this site, you will need to click "Join Us" above, complete a membership application and submit payment prior to registering.   Memberships are valid for one year from the date joined.

    For the security of our members' contact information, all membership applications are approved by a board member before Members Only site access is granted.

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    The 2022 Conference will be held February 15-17 2022 at the Peppermill in Reno.



    CRIA Officer Of The Year

    This award is presented annually to California law enforcement officers working in a uniformed, non-investigative capacity, who distinguishes him or herself for outstanding police work related to a robbery investigation. Each year, the North and South Chapter boards each honor an officer(s) selected from candidates nominated by our investigator members.

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