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Managing the Homicide Investigation: “From 911 to the Jury”

Hours: 16
Tuition: $295

Program Information:

The successful investigation of homicides is predicated on the hard work of investigators and detectives. Equally important is the essential management aspect that these cases require. 

The 16-hour program follows the step by step process of a homicide investigation from its inception to completion. The curriculum also places emphasis on the management of the various components within these investigations, i.e. staffing, tasks, etc. Upon completion of this program law enforcement personnel will have the foundation necessary to successfully lead a homicide investigation.  This training will also be of great benefit to recently promoted detectives, detective supervisors and patrol personnel.

* This program integrates many actual case studies to highlight success strategies as well as understanding potential pitfalls. 

Objectives of this class:

  • First responder responsibilities

  • Defining the role of the scene supervisor

  • Preliminary crime scene investigation & common problems

  • Structure of the Death Investigation Process

  • Lead management & case coordination

  • How to handle task force involvement

  • Utilization of the Media

  • Report Writing Requirements

  • Search and Seizure/Rules of Evidence

  • A review of investigative and  interrogation methods (the risk of false confessions)

  • Police investigating and reporting of exculpatory evidence

  • Victimology

  • Preparing for prosecution

  • Suicide

  • Cold cases

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

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Fax: (630) 942-3766


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