Interview and Interrogation Techniques for Investigators and Patrol Officers (Arapahoe County)
This course is designed for new investigators and patrol officers. The course provides a basic foundation of information and knowledge on the basic tools and skills necessary for interview and interrogation techniques.
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.