Keith Zupec, CFI®, brings over 23 years of law enforcement experience to the seminars he conducts for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ). Since 1997, he has been a law enforcement professional with the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department. Besides his current position as Deputy Chief of Investigations, Keith has served as a patrol officer, detective, sergeant of detectives and a commander. Keith has also served as second in command of the department’s SWAT Team for 10
During his 18 years assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division, Keith conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations in over 200 death and homicide investigations. All of the homicides he handled as a detective, or that he supervised, have been successfully concluded either through arrests or by outstanding arrest warrants. Due to his years of experience, particularly in interviewing and
interrogation, Keith’s main concentration within law enforcement is investigations.
Keith has a Bachelor of Arts from Western Illinois University. He attended Northwestern University Center for Public Safety, School of Police Staff and Command, as a graduate with honors in the 319th class. Keith is also a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFI®). A CFI® demonstrates an understanding of legal aspects of interviewing and proficiency in interview preparation, behavioral analysis, accusatory
and non-accusatory interviewing, documentation, and presentation of findings. As an instructor, Keith has presented to thousands of law enforcement officers throughout the country over the past 10 years in the areas of interviewing and interrogating along with homicide investigations.
Keith is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Law Enforcement Immigration Task Force, Lake County Chiefs of Police Association, International Homicide Investigators Association, Illinois Homicide Investigators Association, and the International Association of Interviewers. He has also received numerous state and local awards for his law enforcement service.
March 2, 2021 - March 3, 2021:
0830 - 1630
This 2-day Wicklander-Zulawski Seminar on Tactical Field Interviewing is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the field interviewing process for the patrol officer, field investigator, detective, police…
Mandates: Civil Rights, Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Human Rights, Lead Homicide Investigator, Legal Updates, Procedural Justice
April 19, 2021 - April 21, 2021:
0830 - 1630
This 3-day seminar is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the interview and interrogation process for the professional investigator. This training course offers a broad range of…
Mandates: Civil Rights, Constitutional Use of Law Enforcement Authority, Cultural Competency, Human Rights, Lead Homicide Investigator, Legal Updates, Procedural Justice