Training: Law Enforcement Interview Tactics

Dates & Locations (2 day class)

November 14 & 15, 2019

Somerset County Sheriff’s Office
131 East Madison Rd
Madison, Maine 04950


Law enforcement professionals routinely interview suspects, victims and witnesses in order to conduct a thorough investigation. An officer’s poor approach or lack of preparation can lead to negative results during the interview. GSPCC’s interview tactics class is designed to teach you how to properly prepare for an interview, as well as how to utilize a variety of tactics that can greatly assist you with obtaining a better and more truthful dialogue. Being a good interviewer requires you to have a variety of tactics and approaches. Law Enforcement Interview Tactics will help provide you with the tools you need to greatly increase your odds of a positive interview outcome.

This class will teach you:

  • Defining Interviews
  • Good Communication Skills
  • How We Communicate and Why
  • Perception vs. Reality
  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication
  • Defining Interview & Interrogation
  • Good and Bad Listener Characteristics
  • Bad Habits to Avoid
  • Characteristics of a Good Interviewer
  • Proper Preparation
  • Room Setup / Background Information
  • Interrogation Techniques & Approaches
  • Miranda: When? Why? Why Not?
  • Listening: Active Listening & Passive Listening
  • Assessing Behavior (Suspect, Witness, Victim)
  • Confrontations
  • Guiding Cooperative Encounter
  • Truthful Behavior vs. Deceptive Behavior
  • Themes and Theme Development
  • Handling & Controlling Denials & Objections
  • Approaching the Breaking Point
  • Analogies (More Themes)
  • Alternative Questions
  • Getting the Confession
  • Oral then Written Confessions
  • Breaking Down Suspect
  • Subliminal Non-verbal Selling
  • Self Confidence
  • Resistant Subjects
  • Selling to their emotions
  • Important points
  • Defense Mechanisms
  • Stress and Coping
  • Stress Related to Interviewing
  • Denial, Repression, Fantasy, Projection, Displacement, Rationalization, Etc.
  • Adjusting to Life Stresses
  • Plus much more!