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Interview & Interrogation for Patrol Officers and Investigators

 

During the initial stage of an encounter with and individual, whether due to a minor incident or a more serious investigative probe, the anxiety level, of any human being, elevates, which is a normal reflex or internal defense mechanism, during an uncontrollable psychological and physiological activities occur which place an individual in a full defensive state. This state, if not understood and addressed properly, during the initial approach and/or questioning process, can produce resistance and non-responsive answers from the individual as well as a false observable non-verbal body language interpretation by the interviewer. This inaccurate interpretation of body language and lake of deceptive or misleading responses, not only will misguide further questioning composition, but also erodes the ability of the questioner or decipher deceptive and/or acceptable indicators concerning correct responsive or incorrect unresponsive remarks from the individual. Misinterpretation during the initial encounter by the Patrol Officer or Investigator will not only lead to a higher rate of unsuccessful attainment of the truth but, on the street, may also increase the chance of injury during what appears to be a routine traffic stop or other initial responder activities.

          At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to do the following:

·         Think differently regarding the Interview & Interrogation Process

·         Be able to identify deceptive behavior verses nervous behavior

·         Know how to ask a question by knowing what answer is demanded to the question asked

·         Identifying non-verbal behavior that is indicative of deceptive behavior

·         The questioning process

·         The interrogation setting (Field & Prestine) and its impact relating to Officer Safety issues

·         Interview Techniques for traffic and street encounters

·         Attitude of the interrogator

·         Psychology of the interrogator and the interviewee

·         Listening skills

·         The four stages of building the path for a truthful confession

 

 



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