Course Description: The purpose of this course is to teach practical interviewing skills that will enable an officer to conduct effective interviews. A law enforcement investigator interviewing a homicide witness, a patrol officer interviewing a witness to a traffic crash or a domestic violence incident, and a correctional officer interviewing an inmate or probationer about possession of contraband can use the same techniques with effective results. This course focuses on two main topics: preparing for an interview and conducting an interview. In addition, the relevant case law related to interviews and interrogations is covered.

Participants will gain practical experience in conducting interviews through role-play exercises.

Instructor(s): Multiple School of Justice instructors