JAIL GANG INTELLIGENCE & INTERVIEWING TECHNIQUES FOR CORRECTIONS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT
Domenic Cappelluti CFI, is a veteran street cop and detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and a former Group Supervisor of the elite Lake County Major Crime Task Force (Illinois). With over 20 years of experience Domenic has specialized in high profile violent street crimes, to include homicides, murder for hire cases on gang and drug officers, and officer involved shootings. During his career, Domenic has worked in patrol, and avidly supervised the Criminal Investigations Division and the Gang Suppression Unit. Domenic has proudly conducted and directed hundreds of gang and drug related operations throughout his county and the Chicago metropolitan area targeting Chicago based street gangs. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian and has successfully conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations in Spanish with today’s Hispanic street gang members.
Having personally been targeted in a large scale murder for hire plot, Domenic has been an intricate part in receiving federal funding and working with members of Congress to establish a clear understanding of the war against gangs. He continues to combat the media and has dedicated his career to fighting Freedom of Information Act violations, protecting officers’ rights and the work quality of experienced interviewers from the mirage placed on society from today’s media bias.
Domenic is a nationally recognized lecturer for his vast experience in interviewing and interrogation, homicide and street gangs. He has testified as an expert witness in interviewing and interrogation and homicides across numerous states. Domenic is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his accomplishments. He has been honored by his police department, the State of Illinois, Congress, and numerous newspapers for his efforts.
Domenic passionately teaches law enforcement officers and Federal agents across the United States and Mexico. He has been selected to represent a US government agency, internationally, in providing interview and interrogation training and effective street-interviewing techniques. Domenic is the creator and lead seminar instructor of the Gang Combat Dynamics Series, Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy (C.R.I.M.E. 123), Investigating Street Homicides, Testifying in High Profile Cases and much more. Dom is the author of: “Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy- An Easy Step-by-Step Guide.” Still working the street and interview rooms today, Domenic’s teaching technique and fresh approach always make for an enjoyable class and a great experience!Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
This course is specifically designed to prepare Officers to successfully identify gang members, monitor gang activity, effectively gather gang intelligence, and properly conduct successful interviews with hard-core gang members in jail. Blocks of instruction will include:
o Proper gang identification and documentation
o Successful introductions and mindset
o Monitoring gang presence & activity
o Gang intelligence gathering
o Working with other Law Enforcement Agencies
o Handling jail informants
o Conducting successful interviews in jail
o Establishing a prisoner’s behavioral “norm” and patterns
o And much more………………………………………………………
Each prisoner and contact in Jail is different and the information in Correctional Facilities is always changing. Being able to effectively gather this information can lead to finding contraband, identifying gang members and affiliations, solving other crimes within the jail and saving an Officer’s life.
You have to be creative and ingenious while having a simple conversation with an inmate. Having good presence and a congenial personality goes much further than a harsh or callous attitude. Learn how to “talk-the-talk” and not over do it. Know how to control the direction of the conversation without making your contact feel like he or she is being interrogated. Just like anything else, this comes with practice.
Gang members are getting smarter every time they are arrested and incarcerated. Building your gang knowledge will benefit you in identifying who you’re dealing with, creating self-confidence, and at the same time, establishing yourself amongst gang members themselves. The OFFICER has to be confident, not cocky, in his or her approach. It is also crucial to guard against becoming lax.
THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING: Cultural Competency, Civil Rights, & Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority