Courtroom Success: Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile Cases

Courtroom Success: Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile Cases

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05-03-18 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
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Courtroom Success:Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile Cases

Instructor: Dom Cappelluti, Public Grants & Training Initiatives

May 3, 2018
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in our classroom (above)
Enrollment Deadline: April 26, 2018
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 50
Course Objective

This advanced eight hour training seminar will provide you with the most cutting-edge and enjoyable courtroom training to help you perform at your very best. You will learn more about testifying in homicides and other high profile cases than you ever imagined. No, we are not attorneys. This is a unique training seminar that has been developed especially for you by those who sit in your seat. “Courtroom Success” is for Police Officers, Investigators and other law enforcement professionals who are dedicated and committed to outperforming defense attorneys, hold prosecutors accountable for their responsibilities and simply win court cases.

Course Content

Your expert instructors will discuss their experiences, share current success stories, and most importantly focus on crucial mistakes. You will learn your individual strong and weak points when testifying, and then discover today’s newest techniques that are guaranteed to help you become the “superstar witness”. Remember, being nervous in court is acceptable; being unprepared is not!

Blocks of Instruction:

  • Self-evaluation: Are you a target in court?
  • Effective case preparation
  • Physical considerations that make or break the trial
  • Victim and witness preparation
  • Successful verbal and nonverbal behavior when testifying
  • Reading the jury
  • Handling defense attorney tactics, strategies and trap questions
  • Understanding today’s courtroom procedures during homicide trials
  • And much more….
Instructor Biography

Domenic Cappelluti, CFI, is a Detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and is currently the senior homicide detective assigned to the elite Lake County Major Crime Task Force (Illinois).  With over 13 years of experience, Domenic has specialized in high profile violent crimes, such as gang shootings and homicides, murder for hire cases on gang-drug officers, and officer involved shootings.  During his tenure with the police department, Domenic has worked in patrol, followed by investigations, and has supervised the gang suppression unit for 7 years.  Domenic successfully conducted and supervised hundreds of gang and drug related operations throughout Lake County and the Chicago metropolitan area targeting Chicago based street gangs in Waukegan.  Domenic has been an intricate part in receiving federal funding for Waukegan and other suburbs by establishing a clear understanding, through the media, of the growing number of “gangs in the suburbs”.  In doing so, the gang unit at that time was the first to take the congressional representative to the streets on several high profile operations to support the need for gang suppression funding.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been  approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following: Lead Homicide Investigator