Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Ends On: Friday, May 04, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Northern Illinois Training Advisory Board
527 Colman Center Dr.
Rockford, IL 61108

The Southern Police Institute is a division of the Department of Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Louisville. It is an advanced education and training institute whose mission is to enhance the professional development of law enforcement practitioners. We accomplish this mission by providing educational and career development programs that are designed to challenge and to prepare law enforcement practitioners for the demands of today and tomorrow. The Southern Police Institute consistently is ranked among the top law enforcement educational and training schools in the nation.

Since the creation of the Southern Police Institute in 1951, its program of instruction has been grounded in the belief that law enforcement is a demanding activity requiring the highest level of professional preparation. The Southern Police Institute was established by its founders to provide a place where that preparation can be undertaken. The present faculty and staff dedicate themselves to this mission and continue to maintain the standards of excellence established by our founders. They are uniquely qualified as researchers, consultants, teachers and former law enforcement practitioners to guide and to direct the educational needs of today's law enforcement professionals Member's Fee: $1195
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $1195

This course will be co-sponsored with MTU #1, #2, and #4.  It will be held in Rockford.  The tentative dates are April 23-May 4, 2018.   Illinois Valley Crime Prevention Commission will assume the tuition for eight full-time, sworn law enforcement officers.  This training does NOT meet the 40 Hour Lead Homicide Instructor training requirements but it will meet the 32 hour continuing education for a Lead Homicide Instructor.
Any questions ………  please contact the office.
Course Description:
Since 1955, the Southern Police Institute has provided law enforcement officers worldwide with quality homicide investigative training. SPI’s HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION course provides participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to conduct competent and complete homicide/death investigations.
Carefully selected case studies are used throughout the program to explore every aspect of homicide/death investigations, including autoerotic fatalities, and suicides.   An expert in a specific field of specialization leads each program segment.   Court certified, these experts provide the participant valuable exposure to years of field experience and a variety of investigative techniques.  The course is an intensive eighty-hour program delivered over 10 days.  Each participant is granted the opportunity to individually interact with the instructors and review cases, including their own cold cases and active investigations.  Cases will be examined through discussion, questions, and answers as well as an evaluation of evidence by participants and instructors.  The learning environment and assignments, including practical and scenario-based exercises, is highly interactive with frequent group discussions in order to draw on the experience and expertise of the participants themselves as well as from the experience the instructors being to the classroom.   At the completion of the program participants have the ability to differentiate between accidental, suicidal, and homicidal death.
Course Topics and Areas of Study:
  • Scene Response & Protocol
  • Scene Analysis with Student Case Study
  • Law Enforcement Tools & Technology
  • Case Management & Small Group Case Work
  • Suicide Investigation
  • Court Preparation & Testimony
  • Criminal Profiling Techniques for Homicide Detectives: Introduction
  • Application of Methodology Utilized When Analyzing Violent Crimes
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis Program
  • Equivocal Death Evaluations
  • Cold Case Analysis - Forensic Linguistic Examination
  • Cold Case Analysis - Missing Persons Case
  • Statement Analysis
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction - Sexual Homicide
  • Legal Issues in Homicide Investigations and Prosecution of Homicide Cases
  • Forensic Evidence and Crime Scene Collection
  • Trace & Biological Evidence
  • Identification of Blood - Small Group Practical
  • DNA Evidence
  • Bloodstain Pattern: Analysis, Recognition & Classification, Mechanics in the Crime Scene, and Documentation
  • Clandestine Graves
  • Introduction to Forensic Pathology
  • Blunt and Sharp Force Injuries
  • Deaths Associated With Fire and Electricity
  • Deaths From Asphyxia
  • Injury and Death Associated With Gunshot Wounds
  • Death in Childhood: SIDS/SUID/SUDI
  • Death in Childhood - Common Causes of Accidental and Homicidal Death in Children
Who Should Attend:
Enrollment is limited to law enforcement officers, (uniform or detective), investigators, supervisors, and other authorized officials who are responsible for investigating homicides (crime scene technicians, medical examiner/coroner investigators, military investigators, criminal analysts, or prosecutors).

THIS COURSE MEETS THE FOLLOWING REQUIRED MANDATED TRAINING:  Lead Homicide Investigator (this class will only count towards the 32 hour re-certification mandate)
MTU 5’s request for certification of this course is PENDING through 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