California Robbery Investigators Association 

CRIA has been uniting California's finest for over 40 years... 

                           CRIA MISSION STATEMENT                                           

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.
Upcoming events

NCRIA Poker Tournament October 23, 2021

CRIA Training Conference Feb 15-17, 2022 

Officer of the Year

Officer of the Year Recipients

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. 

Click to submit a nominee.

Membership Information

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!


Join Us!


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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2021 scholarship application deadline is April 24th!! Visit the Scholarship Page for details!!

Check out our 2020 Scholarship Winners

2020 Scholarship Winners

2022 Training Conference

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

Check back soon for additional details..


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In Memory of LAPD Detective Sergeant Jack "Mr. Robbery" Giroud - EOW 01-05-19

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