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Lead Homicide Investigator

Presented by Law & Order

Jun. 2 - 6, 2025
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuition:  Free
ILEAS Training Center
1701 East Main St.
Urbana, IL 61802
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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:

  • Civil Rights (1hr)
  • Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority (8.5hrs)
  • Cultural Competency (.5hrs)
  • Human Rights (.5hrs)
  • Legal Updates (8hrs)
  • Officer wellness/mental health (.5hrs)
  • Procedural Justice (10hrs)
  • Psychology of Domestic Violence (.5hrs)
  • Lead Homicide Investigator (40hrs)


This training features interactive lectures and discussions of actual case histories, videos, and laws specific to homicide investigations.  This comprehensive seminar provides instruction in conducting investigations and prosecuting death cases from the start of the investigation, through evidence collection, suspect interaction, press conferences, trial testimony, and ultimately conviction.

This class uses a combination of actual homicide case studies, so participants work through a case from the beginning, through case closure.  The training provides participants the techniques and structure to lead a professional and lawful investigation.  


Lou Tessmann

Lou Tessmann, Lead Instructor
Law & OrderRead more

Jeffrey J. Pavletic

Jeffrey J. Pavletic, First Asst. State's Attorney
Lake County State's Attorney's OfficeRead more


Please register for this course by May 19.