Crime 1-2-3: Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy-CANCELED

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Registration Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Domenic Cappelletti, Waukegan PD, Public Grants & Training Institute
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0

This Class has been Canceled

We need to meet the grant minimum at least 30 days prior to avoid having to cancel this class

COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course is designed to prepare investigators, uniformed patrol, supervisors, and task force members to become more effective interviewers and consistently successful in getting difficult confessions. From new officers to more experienced personnel, students will learn to easily separate the interview and interrogation process in three easy steps.

Each crucial step provides simple, straight forward techniques that are fast and effective in any venue or circumstance. Though developed with the patrol office in mind, this training will assist personnel in other units gain critical information and act on that information in a unified fashion.

In one day, attendees will learn easy-to-understand methods that have been used and perfected on hard-core criminals for over sixteen years. The course will be conducted in a dynamic, hands-on learning environment. Students will build self-confidence, learn what works, and become more effective interviewers as they quickly return to the street.


- Prior Intelligence Preparation                                 - Efficient Time Management

- Knowing the Suspect                                              - Establishing Immediate Rapport

- Choosing the Right Interview Technique                - Physical and Verbal Indicators       

- Utilizing Personal Strengths                                    - Homicide Considerations & Legal Aspects

- Communicating with Command & Lateral               - Managing the Media Resources


This project is supported by Homeland Security Funds, awarded by the Illinois Terrorism Task Force through The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board’s Executive Institute.

The Instructor:

Domenic Cappelletti CFI, is a veteran street cop and detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and a former Group Supervisor of the elite Lake County Major Crime Task Force (Illinois).  With over 20 years of experience Domenic has specialized in high profile violent street crimes, to include homicides, murder for hire cases on gang and drug officers, and officer involved shootings. 

During his career, Domenic has worked in patrol, and avidly supervised the Criminal Investigations Division and the Gang Suppression Unit.  Domenic has proudly conducted and directed hundreds of gang and drug related operations throughout his 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 today’s Hispanic street gang members.

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

Domenic is a nationally recognized lecturer for his vast experience in interviewing and interrogation, homicide and street gangs.  He has testified as an expert witness in interviewing and interrogation and homicides across numerous states. 

Domenic is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his accomplishments.  He has been honored by his police department, the State of Illinois, Congress, and numerous newspapers for his efforts. 

Domenic passionately teaches law enforcement officers and Federal agents across the United States and Mexico.  He has been selected to represent a US government agency, internationally, in providing interview and interrogation training and effective street-interviewing techniques. 

Domenic 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, Testifying in High Profile Cases and much more. 

Dom is the author of: “Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy- An Easy Step-by-Step Guide.”  Still working the street and interview rooms today, Domenic’s teaching technique and fresh approach always make for an enjoyable class and a great experience!