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Interview and Interrogation

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. 

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:

  • List the traits of a good interviewer.
  • Explain the difference between an interview and interrogation.
  • Explain proxemics and how it is used during interviews and interrogations.
  • List types of questions to ask during an interview and interrogation.
  • Detect truthful and non-truthful behavior.
  • Explain the verbal and non-verbal behaviors that are indicative of deception.
  • Generate and apply behavior provoking questions.
  • List the Nine Steps of Interrogation.
  • Explain how written statement analysis could benefit an investigation.

Course Completion Requirements:  Attendance and successfully pass (75% or above) a written examination.

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.

Academy3/23/2020 9:00 AM3/25/2020 3:00 PMCpl. Charity A. Farrell, 717-533-9111, ext. 344No
Maximum of 180 students
NETC2/3/2020 9:00 AM2/5/2020 3:00 PMNETC Commanding Officer, 570-288-3659No
Maximum of 42 students
NWTC2/3/2020 9:00 AM2/5/2020 4:00 PMNWTC Commanding Officer, 814-332-6888No
Maximum of 30 students
Other, See Notes4/14/2020 9:00 AM4/16/2020 3:00 PMNETC Commanding Officer, 570-288-3659No
Maximum of 20 students
This class will be held at:
Troop F, Montoursville
899 Cherry Street
Montoursville, Pennsylvania
SWTC4/13/2020 9:00 AM4/15/2020 3:00 PMSWTC Commanding Officer, 724-832-5250No
Maximum of 40 students

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