C.R.I.M.E. 123, Peru PD, Peru, IL

C.R.I.M.E. 123, Peru PD, Peru, IL

09-19-2023 8:00 AM - 4:00 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

C.R.I.M.E. 123

Criminal Related Interview Made Easy

Instructor: Domenic Cappelluti

Public Grants & Training Initiatives

September 19, 2023

8am– 4pm

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

 Enrollment Deadline: September 12, 2023

Course Size:  Minimum – 15   Maximum – 30


Course Object

This 8 hour course has been specifically designed by the instructor, Detective Domenic Cappelluti, to prepare all detectives, investigators, agents, supervisors, gang officers and uniformed patrol officers to become effective interviewers when conducting criminal investigations and other professional duties as directed by their respective agencies.


Course Content

The focus of this course is to provide law enforcement personnel with specialized interview and interrogation training that will assist in developing the knowledge and skill level needed to effectively and professionally conduct interviews and interrogations with today’s most experienced criminals.  Each specific module has been designed for every participant to focus on self-evaluation and address their own strong and weak points as they prepare to become professional interviewers.

From newer officers to the more experienced detectives, participants will learn to easily separate the interview and interrogation process in three easy steps.  Each crucial step provides simple and straightforward how-to’s that will assist in obtaining difficult confessions and solving criminal cases.

Course goals and objectives:

Understand the process of interviews and interrogations

Accurately and systematically get the truth and avoid false confessions

Learn successful preparation steps

Understand the interviewer’s and suspect’s physical and verbal behavior

Choose the appropriate interrogation approach depending on the circumstances

Obtain and protect voluntary confessions


 About the Instructor


Domenic Cappelluti CFI, is a veteran detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and a former Group Supervisor of the elite Lake County, IL Major Crime Task Force. With over 24 years of experience Dom has specialized in high profile violent street crimes, gang homicides, murder for hire cases on gang and drug officers and officer involved shootings. During his career, he has worked in various divisions, and avidly supervised the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Gang Suppression Unit. Dom has proudly conducted and directed hundreds of gang and drug related operations throughout Lake County, Cook County and the Chicago metropolitan area targeting Chicago based street gangs. He is fluent in Spanish and Italian and has successfully conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations in Spanish with gang members from various gangs.

Having personally been targeted in a large scale murder for hire plot, Dom has been an intricate part in receiving federal funding and working with members of Congress to establish a clear understanding of the war on gangs and the approach that’s needed for successful. He continues to combat the media and has dedicated his career to fighting Freedom of Information Act violations, protecting officers’ rights and defending the work quality of experienced interviewers from the mirage placed on society from today’s biased media.

Dom is a nationally recognized lecturer for his vast experience in interviewing and interrogation, homicide and street gangs. Dom passionately teaches law enforcement officers and federal agents across the United States and Mexico. He has successfully testified as an expert in gangs, homicide and interviewing and interrogation in various courts across the United States. Dom is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his accomplishments. He has been honored by his police department, state and federal agencies, Congress and various newspapers.

Dom was proudly selected by a government agency to represent the United States, internationally, in a joint governmental operation that provided interview and interrogation training that is currently being used to target members of various Mexican street gangs and drug cartels. Dom is the creator and lead seminar instructor of the Gang Combat Dynamics Series, Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy (C.R.I.M.E. 123), Investigating Street Homicides, and Courtroom Success: How to Testifying in High Profile Cases. Dom is now the author of: “Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy- A Step-by-Step Guide.” Still working the streets and interview rooms today, Dom’s teaching style and fresh approach always delivers an awesome experience for audiences of all sizes. Enjoy!

 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 3 hours, Constittuiional and Proper Use of LE Authority 3 hours, Procedural Justice 2 hours, and Lead Homicide Investigator 8 hours (LHI – Mandated 32 hours every four years after initial training)

C.R.I.M.E. 123, Peru PD, Peru, IL