Domenic Cappelluti 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!
Gang Combat Dynamics
C.R.I.M.E 123: Interviewing & Interrogation
Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile cases
Street Strategies Homicide Investigation Seminar
Jail Gang Intelligence
Gangs in Schools: Prevention to Investigation
“My C.I.” Cultivating and Effectively Handling today’s Top Confidential Informants