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Interview and Interrogation for Investigators and Patrol Officers

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will have gained the knowledge of:

Best Practices – Miranda, case law, and documenting interviews.

Profile of a Successful Interviewer – Basic skills needed for an interview and interrogation. Posture, eye contact, tone of voice, and building rapport.

Interview preparation – Room setting, case preparation, and background investigation.

The Interview Process – Question formulation, the don’ts of interviewing, telephone interviews, the cognitive interview, memory retrieval techniques, and corroboration process.

Behavioral Symptom Analysis – Physiological and psychological principles of behavior symptom analysis, and distinguishing deceptive response.

Behavioral Analysis Interview – A questioning process to elicit verbal and non-verbal indicators of truthful and deceptive responses.

The Interrogation Process – Interrogation theme, handling denials, signs of surrender, alternatives, and false confessions.

Please see attached flyer: Interview and Interrogation for Investigators and Patrol Officers

Students must notify the sponsoring training region/provider at least 14 days prior to the training if they are not able to attend the training. If sufficient notification is not provided, your agency may be restricted from receiving future regional POST grant funding (class, scholarship, training equipment) for a period of up to six (6) months. Any penalties issued will be at the sole discretion of the training region boards.

If you have any questions, please contact the Greater Metro Training Region.


Nov 14 - 16 2023


Day 3 is a half day
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Thornton P.D. Training Center
9000 Colorado Blvd, Thornton, CO


Greater Metro Training Region Coordinator
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