INVESTIGATING TODAY'S STREET HOMICIDES

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Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:
Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission Training Room
225 Backbone Road East
Princeton, IL
Instructor: 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. 
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.  Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $50

This 8 hour course is specifically designed to prepare uniformed police officers, supervisors, detectives, gang and drug investigators to successfully respond, evaluate, secure, and investigate today’s violent street crime related homicides.  Blocks of instruction will include:

Handling uncooperative witnesses:   We will discuss a number of effective strategies in handling witnesses in gang and drug related homicides and how to successfully utilize these strategies and procedures when conducting the most difficult of all homicide investigations.  Handling witnesses in these cases are the responsibility of everyone involved.

This block of instruction will also focus on the responsibilities of the first Officer on scene to the most experienced of Detectives.  The instructor will help prepare you to effectively handle this crucial part of the investigation that is often passed from one division to another.

Handling homicide scenes in gang and drug war zones: This block of instruction discusses many variables that contribute to the successful response, investigation, and conclusion of street homicides.  The quality of work and experience of the responding Officers and the investigating Detectives are critiqued during these crucial stages of the homicide that stem from the crime scene.  We will also discuss the importance of how each agency should develop clear and separate policies and protocol for all the officers and detectives involved.

  • Types of Gang and Drug Homicide Scenes
  • Homicide Scene Considerations
  • Officer Safety
  • Securing the scene
  • Handling witnesses/Canvassing
  • Identifying and handling evidence
  • Videotaping scenes and crowds
THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING: Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Legal Updates, Lead Homicide Investigator
 
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s 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