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Course Description: This three-day class will furnish the skills necessary to obtain all available information and elicit confessions from guilty persons.   Topics covered include the proper methods for obtaining all necessary information. The student will learn the traits of a good interviewer and interrogator. They will understand the difference between the two.  Learn how to detect truthful and non-truthful behavior and be able to generate and apply behavior provoking questions.  The student will also be introduced to written statement analysis.  The student will be given a written test at the end of this course and must score at least a 75% on the test.

Instructional Hours: 3 Days / 24 Hours

Instructional Objectives:  Upon completion of this course the student will be able to demonstrate how to acquire information and detect deception. 

After completion, the student will be able to:

  •  Becoming a good interviewer and interrogator.
  •  The difference between an interview and interrogation.
  •  Proxemics - use and understanding.
  •  Types of questions to ask during an interview or interrogation.
  •  Detecting truthful v/s non-truthful behavior.
  •  Detecting verbal v/s non-verbal behavior.
  •  Generating and applying behavior provoking questions.
  •  The nine steps of an interrogation.
  •  Introduction to Written Statement Analysis.  

Audience:  PSP Enlisted; LEO; MP

MPOETC CLEE Hours: 6 - CLEE ID#: CLE00533

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130. All applications must be received 7 days prior to the course start date.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.



Academy10/22/2018 9:00 AM10/24/2018 3:00 PMCorporal Charity A. Farrell, 717-533-9111, Extension 344No
NWTC8/6/2018 9:00 AM8/8/2018 3:00 PMNWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888No
SWTC12/17/2018 9:00 AM12/19/2018 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No

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