Seminar Title

3-Day New Detective and New Criminal Investigator: Tactics, Techniques, Procedures and Case Management

Dates of Events

01/12/2022 through 01/14/2022

Last Updated: 09/15/2021
Instructor(s): Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Location: ILEAS Training Center - 1701 E Main Street, Urbana, IL 61802
Hotel: Comfort Suites, Urbana - 2001 N. Lincoln, Urbana, IL 61801
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Robert G. Lowery, Jr.

Robert Lowery was the 5th police official to be appointed as Commander of the elite 35-year Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, a multi-jurisdictional violent crime task force concerned with the high profile murder investigations in Missouri and Illinois. Serving 2.5 million citizens across 12 counties. Formed partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United State Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Internal Revenue to maximize resources available for in-progress homicide cases. Robert created the Technical Operations Group, a specially trained team designed to provide electronic support in tracking and locating suspects. Robert created the Family Liaison Program which provided specially trained investigators to work with families of victims of homicide cases, investigated violent crimes with 500 Law Enforcement Investigators from over 100 local, county, state, federal agencies and managed high-level murder cases in collaboration with numerous officers and agencies.

Robert is a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Quantico, Virginia, United State Department of Justice, Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children, Washington DC, International Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Academy Association.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
This 3-day training is designed for the newly assigned detective/criminal investigator and provides a comprehensive overview of techniques and the investigative steps that are necessary to investigate criminal incidents (no matter the type of crime) whether it be a homicide, child death, sexual crime, property crimes or financial crimes. Applying basic principles of scene preservation, recognizing and applying 4th amendment issues, understanding the type of forensic evidence that may be available, other types of physical evidence and the methods of locating, seizing and preserving for laboratory examinations/data base searches to help identify the person(s) responsible.
While technology (the internet, communications and cellular/smart phone capabilities, security cameras, databases, social media, etc.) plays an important role in today’s criminal investigations and may be very helpful in solving cases, we must still rely on traditional methods, such as neighborhood canvasses, developing leads and information, face-to-face interviews of victims and witnesses, understanding criminal behavior and the vital importance of documenting and facts and circumstances into an accurate, understandable and comprehensive report necessary for successful prosecutions and other purposes.
Today’s detective and criminal investigator must be proficient in a wide variety of knowledge and skills – from the basics, such as interview and interrogation to report writing, the ever changing legal requirements, search and seizure and the 4
th amendment, crime scene issues, and suspect development while also keeping up-to-date with the latest in science and laboratory capabilities, technologies and data availability to assist in identifying criminals, managing “big data,” and new techniques on forensic evidence like genetic genealogy. The contents of this course will address all of these issues.