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Domestic Violence Investigations for Patrol

Oct. 18, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
Champaign Police Dept.
82 East University Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820
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This course is certified by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board.

Training Mandates

This course meets state guidelines for the following mandated subject areas:

  • Law Update  (annual)
  • Civil Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Cultural Competency  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Human Rights  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Procedural Justice  (every 3 yrs.)
  • Psychology of Domestic Violence  (every 5 yrs.)


Domestic violence incidents are one of the most frustrating and repetitive tasks for law enforcement.  This 1-day course, created from a law enforcement and prosecution perspective, is designed to assist officers on scene in conducting a thorough victim-centered investigation of domestic violence in order to assist victims and aid in effective prosecution. The training is designed for patrol officers, first-line supervisors, investigators, and command staff interested in fulfilling mandates on Domestic Violence, providing the State’s Attorney’s office with prosecutable cases, and reducing repeat domestic calls through police intervention.


  • Domestic violence laws and interpretation
  • Determining the primary aggressor
  • Domestic violence investigations:  from the 911 call to offender sentencing
  • Evidence collection:  physical and testimonial
  • Problems that arise in prosecution and ways to overcome them
  • Trauma-based interviewing techniques
  • Orders of protection; stalking and civil no contact orders; bond conditions
  • Strangulation investigation
  • Reporting of domestic violence
  • Impact of police response; failure to respond


Danielle Malone, Officer
Shorewood Police DepartmentRead more

Amie Simpson, Former Prosecutor
Will County Domestic Violence UnitRead more