Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy

Homicide Investigation

Course Information

Course ID: 22-010
Course Start: 1/24/2022
Course End: 1/26/2022
Course Time: 1/24/2022 8:00 AM to 1/26/2022 4:00 PM
Course Days: MTW
Course Hours: 0.00

Location Information

705 East 4th Street
Hobart, IN 46342

Pricing Information

Member Tuition: 250.00
Non Member Tuition: 250.00

Class Participant Information

Class Maximum Size: 25

Course Description


Dates: January 24, 25, 26 2022   Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm

Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)

705 E. 4th St. Hobart, IN 46342


This three day course focuses on new and established detectives, and supervisors.

The course covers a variety of topics including: responsibilities of the Homicide Detective; securing the crime scene; the Medical Examiner and Prosecutor's role; suspect development and elimination; documentation and report writing; interview and interrogation; live and digital evidence and family interaction after the incident.

On the last day of the course, Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter will speak, and take questions, regarding the prosecution process. In addition, Detectives will hear the stories of families who lost a loved one to homicide.


The course will be led by Chicago Police Department Homicide Detectives.

Chicago Police Detective John Campbell

25 years with the Chicago Police Department

20 years as a Violent Crimes/Homicide Detective

Cold Case Detective

Incident Response Team Detective

Extensive training regarding scene processing,

interviews, interrogation, report writing and testifying.

Masters Science & Arts, BA Sociology/Political Science


Chicago Police Detective Ed Heerdt

25 years with the Chicago Police Department

3 years as a 24th District Patrolman

2 years as a Gang Investigation's Officer

20 years as a Violent Crimes/Homicide Detective

Certified Lead Homicide Detective

Incident Response Team Detective

Masters Degree in Criminal Justice, Loyola University


Cost per student is $250. Students will receive training credits from the Northwest Indiana Law Enforcement Academy (NILEA)

Registration is payable online through Eventbrite: Homicide Investigations Course.

Agencies can be invoiced with payment received by January 17, 2022. W9’s will be provided.


Contact: Case Files Continuing Education, Lisette Guillen

(219) 973-1878 or

Course Materials