Domenic Cappelluti CFI, is a veteran detective with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department and a former Group Supervisor of the elite Lake County, IL Major Crime Task Force. With over 24 years of experience Dom has specialized in high profile violent street crimes, gang homicides, murder for hire cases on gang and drug officers and officer involved shootings. During his career, he has worked in various divisions, and avidly supervised the Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Gang Suppression Unit. Dom has proudly conducted and directed hundreds of gang and drug related operations throughout Lake County, Cook 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 gang members from various gangs.
Having personally been targeted in a large scale murder for hire plot, Dom has been an intricate part in receiving federal funding and working with members of Congress to establish a clear understanding of the war on gangs and the approach that’s needed for successful. He continues to combat the media and has dedicated his career to fighting Freedom of Information Act violations, protecting officers’ rights and defending the work quality of experienced interviewers from the mirage placed on society from today’s biased media.
Dom is a nationally recognized lecturer for his vast experience in interviewing and interrogation, homicide and street gangs. Dom passionately teaches law enforcement officers and federal agents across the United States and Mexico. He has successfully testified as an expert in gangs, homicide and interviewing and interrogation in various courts across the United States. Dom is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his accomplishments. He has been honored by his police department, state and federal agencies, Congress and various newspapers.
Dom was proudly selected by a government agency to represent the United States, internationally, in a joint governmental operation that provided interview and interrogation training that is currently being used to target members of various Mexican street gangs and drug cartels. Dom 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, and Courtroom Success: How to Testifying in High Profile Cases. Dom is now the author of: “Criminal Related Interviewing Made Easy- A Step-by-Step Guide.” Still working the streets and interview rooms today, Dom’s teaching style and fresh approach always delivers an awesome experience for audiences of all sizes. Enjoy!
Street Strategies Seminar Series:
C.R.I.M.E 123: Interviewing & Interrogation
“My C.I.” Cultivating and Effectively Handling today’s Top Confidential Informants
Mastering Gang Basics: Your First Line of Defense
Gang Combat Dynamics
Street Strategies Homicide Investigation Seminar
Jail Gang Intelligence
Preparing for Today’s Homicide and High Profile cases
Gangs in Schools: Prevention to Investigation