80 hr. Homicide Investigation-Rockford

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor Location:
NITAB Training Room
527 Colman Center Drive
Rockford, IL 61108
Instructor: Various instructors from Southern Police Institute
Member's Fee: $595
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $1195

Member Fee: $595*       Non-Member Fee: $1,195

*MTU1 will assist MTU 1-member agencies with $600 towards tuition expense, but agencies must contact our office first for specific instructions before registering through SPI


COURSE CONTENT:  The Homicide Investigation course provides participants with advanced knowledge, skills and abilities required for the successful resolution of death investigations.

Carefully selected case studies are used to explore every aspect of death investigations. An expert in a specific field of specialization leads each course segment. These experts are court certified and provide participants with valuable exposure to years of field experience and a variety of investigative techniques.

This course is an intensive 80-hour course. Each participant is granted the opportunity to individually interact with the instructors. Reading material and small group problem solving supplement the classroom instruction. At the completion of the course, participants have the ability to differentiate between accidental, suicidal and homicidal death.  

Course topics and areas of instruction include:

  • Scene Response & Protocol                   
  • Scene Analysis with Student Case Study            
  • Law Enforcement Tools & Technology  
  • Case Management & Small Group Case Work
  • Suicide Investigation                              
  • Court Preparation & Testimony
  • Criminal Profiling Techniques for Homicide Detectives: Introduction
  • Application of Methodology Utilized When Analyzing Violent Crimes
  • Criminal Investigative Analysis Program
  • Equivocal Death Evaluations
  • Cold Case Analysis - Forensic Linguistic Examination
  • Cold Case Analysis - Missing Persons Case
  • Statement Analysis                                 
  • Crime Scene Reconstruction - Sexual Homicide
  • Legal Issues in Homicide Investigations and Prosecution of Homicide Cases
  • Forensic Evidence and Crime Scene Collection
  • Trace & Biological Evidence
  • Identification of Blood - Small Group Practical
  • DNA Evidence
  • Bloodstain Pattern: Analysis, Recognition & Classification, Mechanics in the Crime Scene, and Documentation
  • Clandestine Graves
  • Introduction to Forensic Pathology                   
  • Blunt and Sharp Force Injuries   
  • Deaths Associated With Fire and Electricity
  • Deaths From Asphyxia • Injury and Death Associated With Gunshot Wounds
  • Death in Childhood: SIDS/SUID/SUDI
  • Death in Childhood - Common Causes of Accidental and Homicidal Death in Children

Enrollment is limited to law enforcement officers, investigators, supervisors, and other authorized officers who are responsible for investigating homicides (crime scene technicians, medical examiner/coroner investigators, prosecutors).

REGISTRATION:  MTU1 member agencies - Please contact our office for registration and tuition assistance information. (Registration will be completed through Southern Police Institute).

All registrations are received on the MTU#1 website. Find Registration instructions here


Important Information to Access Rockford Classroom -to be allowed entrance to the NITAB’s Rockford building (527 Colman Center Drive), students must have visible law enforcement/ correctional officer identification at the NITAB entrance.  Identification can be a Dept. I.D. or Dept. badge.  This will show the person controlling building access that you are authorized to enter the building for training purposes, without going through the process of signing in as a guest.

NOTE-NITAB has moved go to their website for parking and entrance directions http://nitab.org/page/19/driving-directions