Policing in a Digital World, Peru PD, Peru

Policing in a Digital World, Peru PD, Peru

01-14-2025 8:00 AM - 01-15-2025 5:00 PM
Peru Police Department Training Room
Address: 2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354
2650 North Peoria Street Peru, IL 61354


Brian Fengel, Director

Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu

Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

Policing a Digital World

Instructor: Ben Sullivan

January 14-15, 2025

8am – 5pm

 Class will meet at: Peru PD, 2650 N. Peoria, Peru, IL

Enrollment Deadline:  January 7, 2025

Course Size:  Minimum –15 Maximum – 30

This is a hands-on training and officers are encouraged to bring a cellphone, tablet, or computer.  

Course Objective

Smart phones and mobile applications have undoubtedly changed nearly every aspect of how we operate in our day to day lives.  Law Enforcement is no different.  Criminals now use social media, peer-to-peer payment platforms and numerous other mobile applications to commit various crimes.  Simply put, if you’re not up to date with current trends, you’re going to be left behind.

The Gangs, Narcotics and Street Crimes in a New Era course teaches officers how to turn the tables on criminals.  It will educate those who attend to use mobile applications in conjunction with law enforcement tools, to build strong, effective cases from a patrol level through major investigations.  This course provides live update investigative examples.  Class material has been reviewed and approved with prosecution prior to being presented in class.

Course Content

  • Case Foundation and Courtroom Preparation
  • Investigative Tools
  • Undercover Use of Social Media and Investigative Techniques
  • Peer to Peer Payment applications
  • Cellphone Downloads/Searches
  • Arrest Techniques
  • Report Writing and Affidavits
  • Advanced Searching Techniques


About the Instructor

Ben Sullivan has been a law enforcement officer for 14 years.
His back- ground includes, gang detective, narcotics officer, street crimes detective, SWAT, K-9, patrol, corrections, and multiple specialty assignments. Ben is currently serving as a detective on the Salt Lake County Gang Task Force and TFO with HSI.

 Ben has used/developed the techniques taught in this course to investigate, and arrest numerous suspects involved in a variety of criminal activities including drugs, weapons crimes, property crimes, fugitive apprehension, human trafficking, homicides, robbery, gang related crimes, and criminal enterprises. Ben provides up to date examples geared to teach officers on any level and help them apply the technique.

Mobile In-Service Training Team # 7 Illinois Enforcement Training and Standards Board

MTU #7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board

Meets the following mandatory training criteria: Civil rights 1 hour, Const. Use of LE Authority 1-hour, Procedural Justice 6.50 hours, with 16 hours of Lead Homicide Investigation continuing ed.

Policing in a Digital World, Peru PD, Peru