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Interviews and Interrogations   

This truly practical course will provide you with the skills to gain high quality information from individuals, no matter what their status might be in the investigation.

Topics Include

  • The verbal communication process
  • Witness memory enhancement
  • Flow of information
  • Interviewing process
  • Kinesics interview techniques
  • Detecting deception
  • Videotaping and recording interrogations
  • Interview of rape victims
  • Interview of child witnesses and victims
  • Criminal personality profiling for interviews
  • The effective interrogator
  • Legal aspects
  • Psychology of interrogations

The first three topics will stress the methods you can employ to establish rapport, improve feedback and become more discerning through efficient listening. An examination of the interviewing process will give you a structured interview to expand your ability to obtain accurate information and detect deception.

Through criminal personality profiling, you will be able to more accurately determine the personality type you are confronting and some of the interviewing techniques best suited to elicit information from that individual.

This course focuses on skill development and will enhance your ability to conduct effective interviews and interrogations.


Patrol officers, newly assigned and seasoned detectives, investigations supervisors, crime scene technicians, medical examiner and coroner investigators and military investigative personnel

This class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

40 hours


For Florida Officers, this course will not qualify for Salary Incentive Credit for FDLE course "Interviews and Interrogations."

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Mr. Jones is an excellent instructor. The way he teaches invigorated me to go back and apply his lessons in my everyday work. I’ll be a better detective thanks to him. IPTM will be my first stop for future training courses.” – Det. R.G.
  • “Interviews are conducted every day and in almost every case. It is good to gain the knowledge of different techniques. I wish I had taken this course earlier in my career.” – Det. M. P.
  • “The use of real life examples to supplement course work was very beneficial. Great course. Highly recommended. Provides a great framework to continue learning and practicing. Mr. Jones is extremely knowledgeable and presented material using methods that enhanced learning.” – Spec. Agent B.B.
  • “This course should be taken by every investigator or any law enforcement detective who does interviews” – Det. L.N.
  • “I gained knowledge and tools which I can use to help my investigations as a new deputy. The instructor was very knowledgeable and created a very fun and easy learning environment.” – Det. B.H.
  • “Awesome class; learned a lot of information I can use in every aspect of my cases.” – Det. C.D.G.
  • "The whole course was beneficial. The boating scenario role playing was awesome! I appreciate Mr. Jones' knowledge/experience and humor. He provided great insight and has a wealth of knowledge." – Special Agent T.L.
  • "Amazing course. Mr. Jones is the best instructor I've had at one of these courses." – Det. R.C.





Schedule Changes

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received an official confirmation email prior to the first day of class, please contact us at (904) 620-4786 or before traveling or making airline reservations.

Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online and pay with your Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express credit card, or you may download a Registration Form and mail it to IPTM with a check.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Complete the Cancellation Request Form and return it to IPTM. No telephone cancellations will be accepted. A 20% administrative fee will be assessed to all refunds if the cancellation request is received within 14 days of the course start date. In lieu of a refund, student substitutions can be made or a credit can be issued for a future course. No refunds will be given for no-shows. If materials for an online course were sent to the student, the appropriate materials and shipping costs will be deducted from the refund amount. Materials may be returned to IPTM in their original condition at the student's expense. Once IPTM has received and inspected them, the refund will be processed.

Due to the automated format of online independent study courses and Videos on Demand (VoDs), no refunds or substitutions can be made after registration.

Course Confirmations

A minimum number of registrations must be received for an in-person class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you. Please do not travel or make airline reservations until you receive written notification confirming that the course will run as scheduled.

Transportation and Lodging

Most locations are served by several major airlines. Transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. For information on training locations, please visit our Locations page or call us at (904) 620-4786. For courses in Jacksonville, the University of North Florida maintains a list of area hotels on the Campus Travel Management page.

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