Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, January 07, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
La Salle County Sheriff's Department
707 E. Etna Road
Ottawa, IL
Instructor: Larry Rafferty is a retired Commander of the Criminal Investigations Division for the Cook County Illinois Sheriffs Police Department. Larry has been with the Cook County Sheriffs Police Department for 28 years. During that time he has worked as a patrol officer and detective. Larry spent 13 years as a detective and was assigned as a property crimes, violent crimes and then to the homicide team. Larry also spent 16 years as a member of the South Suburban Major Crimes Task Force. He began as a task force investigator and later became a team leader, squad leader and for six years the commander of the homicide team. As commander of the task force, Larry commanded 85 investigators and 15 supervisors. Larry oversaw the entire criminal investigation including crime scene technicians, search warrant teams, leads and case managers and the social media team. Larry worked on and supervised over 125 homicides with the task force. Larry as a Detective Sergeant supervised the Cook County Sheriffs Police Departments Cold Case Squad for three years. Larry supervised four detectives and his unit was recognized by the Chicago Crime Commission for an outstanding Cold Case Criminal Investigation. Larry retired at the rank of Detective Division Commander and oversaw the entire Investigation Division. Larry has spent 23 years in the Detective Division and has worked on more than 200 murder cases. He has conducted dozens of Overhear wiretapped homicide investigations involving the use of Confidential Informants and jail inmates. He has also been involved in many high profile media cases. Larry teaches at the Cook County Sheriffs Police Training Academy and is an instructor for both the North East Multi Regional Training and Tri-River Police Training.
After retiring from the Cook County Sheriffs Police Department, Larry is employed by the Midlothian Illinois Police Department as their Deputy Chief in charge of police operations.
  Member Fee: $0
Non-Member Fee: $100

This one day, 8 hour course has been designed by an expert from the field of Investigations, to provide detectives and investigators with the skills necessary for conducting thorough, legally defensible investigative processes and techniques when investigating cold homicides and high profile media cases.
COURSE OVERVIEW:    Students will review the role of a criminal investigator during the investigative process and learn practical and effective investigative techniques for investigating cold homicides and high profile media cases.  Detectives will examine cold homicide investigations and high profile media cases. Detectives will be given techniques to assist in the solving of these cases. This class emphasizes the use of informants in solving cold case homicides and the handling of high profile media cases.
Key topical areas to be addressed include the following:
  • Physical evidence recognition
  • Investigative strategies for crimes against persons  
  • Solvability factors for different crimes
  • Solvability matrix for cold homicide cases
  • Resource implementation
  • Electronic recording of homicide interviews
  • The use of Confidential Informants
  • Establishing informants and the evidence need for a Consensual Overhear Order (Wire)
  • Never give up mentality towards solving cases
 COURSE GOALS: The goals of this course are to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to:
  • Effectively utilize technologies when presenting evidence in court and recording confessions
  • Manage informants and obtain evidence need to conduct a Consensual Over Hear Order
  • Utilize social media in solving cold cases
  • Utilize tracking methods such as GPS, I-Pass, cell signals, and credit card records when obtaining information
  • Apply several different  solvability factors to any investigative situation
  • Evaluate cold homicide cases to determine solvability
  • Managing high profile cases and methods that help solve the case
  • Managing and debriefing Confidential Informant
 MTU 5’s request for certification of this course, as well as Mandate Approval, has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standard’s Board.
  Civil Rights   X Constitutional and Proper Use of Law Enforcement Authority.
  Cultural Competency   Procedural Justice
  Introductory Mental Health Awareness   Legal Updates
  Human Rights   Use of Force (must include scenario based or similar approved training)
  X Lead Homicide Investigator   Sexual Assault Trauma Informed Response
  Sexual Assault Investigator Training    
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