Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Friday, June 02, 2017
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Streator Police Department
204 S. Bloomington St.
Streator, IL 61364

Elias Mendiola is a nineteen year veteran officer with gang investigative experience in local, state and federal agencies.  Have been assigned to Bloomington Vice Unit, Bloomington Street Crimes Gang Unit, Bloomington Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT), Bloomington Crime Scene Investigations, Illinois State Police Drug Unit and Drug Enforcement Administration Task Force. 

Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $100

Performance Objectives:      This one day course has been designed to give officers an introduction into gang and terrorist identifiers, culture, background, and history.  The course will give officers an understanding of Illinois law what constitutes a gang and the documentation of gang members into LEADS.  Officers will be taught investigative methods, tactics, and the development of informants. Case law and suppression hearing findings will be discussed.  Officer safety and tactics will be covered.

Course Overview:     The focus of this course is to provide officers with an overview of street gangs /domestic terrorism groups.

Course Goals:                       

  • Gang and domestic terrorist group histories
  • Gang and foreign terrorist group identifiers
  • Gang and terrorist groups ideologies
  • Gang and terrorist open source intelligence
  • Terrorist signs of radicalization
  • Terrorist field investigation initiation
  • Tactical mindset and pat down misconception
  • Field interviews and asking the "right" questions for gangs and terrorist groups
  • Field contact initiation and first question to ask
  • Top non-verbal signs for weapons and contraband
  • Weapons and attacks
  • Target enforcement
  • Cultivation of informants
  • Reconnaissance and surveillance techniques
  • Investigative techniques: interviewing gang members, furtherance of traffic stops/calls, drugs, cash seizures and suppression hearing circumvention 
  • Combat mindset and legal uses of force to prevent "Ferguson hesitation"
THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING:  Cultural Competency, Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Legal Updates

MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Course enrollment must be made by the agency CEO or designated training officer.  Registration may be made using our on-line course registration link on this website.  All officers enrolled by their department will be assumed to be on duty unless otherwise noted

Mobile In-Service Training Region #5 –Assist Program

Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Serving the Counties of: Bureau – La Salle – Marshall – Putnam - Stark