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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.

Audience

Patrol officers, newly assigned and seasoned detectives, investigations supervisors, crime scene technicians, medical examiner and coroner investigators and military investigative personnel - Class is restricted to sworn law enforcement officers and those personnel assigned directly to law enforcement agencies.

Course Length

40 hours

Note(s)

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

What Our Students Are Saying

  • “Very informative and beneficial class. Instructor is very knowledgeable.” – Det. J. E.
  • “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.
  • “Really enjoyed the experience of this course. Definitely will recommend to others.” – C.O. C.H.
  • “Instructor is very knowledgeable and has an abundance of information. Very helpful.” – DRE Inst. C.T.
  • “This course went above my expectations. Truly a treasure.” – Officer D.M.
  • “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.

 

Interviews and Interrogations
    4/6/2020 - 4/10/2020 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

Interviews and Interrogations
    5/4/2020 - 5/8/2020 Scott Louisiana    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Location Information:  Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Room TBD,  1825 West Willow Street, Building 2 Scott, LA 70502-3508
Instructor(s):
 

Interviews and Interrogations
    8/3/2020 - 8/7/2020 Jacksonville  Florida    
Class times:  8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Fee: $795.00
Hotel and Location Information:  IPTM - University of North Florida
Adam W. Herbert University Center, 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville, FL  32224
Instructor(s):
 

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Registration and Fees

Full payment must accompany all registrations. You may register online at www.iptm.org 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 a class to run as scheduled. When the minimum criterion has been met, written confirmation will be emailed to you.

Please do not 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. Ground transportation, food and lodging are the responsibility of the student. Special rates have been negotiated at select hotels in Jacksonville for IPTM students. For more information, please visit the Locations/Lodging tab on our website at www.iptm.org or call us at (904) 620-4786.