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40 Hr. Lead Homicide Investigator

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Date: Monday, October 05, 2020
Ends On: Friday, October 09, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Edwardsville Police Department
333 S. Main Street
Edwardsville, IL 62025
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Instructor: • Lou Tessmann, CFI - Lou has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations and has obtained over 80 homicide confessions during his 25-year career.
• First Assistant States Attorney at Lake County Jeff Pavletic - Jeff’s 20 years of extensive trial experience includes over 150 jury trials with a concentration in prosecution of homicides and violent crimes.
• Carol Gudbrandsen – Cyber Crimes Analyst – Forensic Evidence

Class Limit: 20
This comprehensive seminar for lead homicide investigators provides instruction in investigating and prosecuting death cases from the state of the investigation through evidence collection, autopsy, suspect interviews, press conferences, trial testimony and ultimately conviction.  It is purposely designed to provide expert “in-the-field” instruction from the “Side of the Badge to the Side of the Scalpel to the Side of the Gavel”  Learn state of the art techniques from and ex-Commander of a Major Crimes Task Force, a highly experiences Prosecutor and a leading Forensic Pathologist.
The course will feature interactive lecture and discussions of actual case histories, videos, statutes and laws specific to the state(s) represented by the seminar participants.  In addition, this program has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training & Standard Board to meet the 40-hour course requirements of Illinois Public Act 96-111 (SB 3491) for a training program in death and homicide investigation for law enforcement officers of local government agencies.  Illinois Officers completing this training program will be issued a certificate by the State and may be assigned as lead investigators in such investigations.