4 hr. Fundamentals of Investigations for Patrol Officers-CANCELED

Registrations are closed for this event
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2020
Registration Deadline: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Instructor Location:
Stewart Center West
2900 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL
Instructor: Jeffery Kline, Special Agent (retired), Illinois State Police/ General Criminal Investigations and FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force
Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $50

This Class has been Canceled

This course will:

-Provide the student with a clear understanding of the basic steps they should follow upon arrival to any potential crime scene to which they respond.

-Emphasize the importance of their role in the preliminary investigation, and how vital these duties and responsibilities are towards attaining a successful conclusion to the subsequent investigation.

-Explain the common basic principles and methods of criminal investigations.

-Provide case examples of the application of the above investigative principles and methods towards specific types of criminal investigations.

-Expose the student to different types of crime scenes to which they may come across as an initial responder.

-Discuss current issues that are pertinent to the student’s knowledge and understanding of criminal investigations (i.e. resources, technology, DNA, witness identification practices, interrogation techniques, case law, etc.)

-Explain concepts such as scene security, “kill zone”, first aid duties, modus operandi, informant development and management, witness identification, neighborhood and business canvasses, intelligence and specialty unit resources, forensic animation, surveillance techniques, etc. to broaden the student’s overall knowledge regarding proactive and reactive investigations.


Jeffrey Kline served 28 years with the Illinois State Police, where he was assigned as a Special Agent on the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force from 2004 to 2009 and the General Criminal Investigations Unit in Zone 7 (Effingham) from 2009 until his retirement in 2018.

As an Investigator he wrote numerous applications and orders for Eavesdropping. These cases covered in these orders included Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault, Arson and Murder for Hire.