Interviewing is the exchange of information
with a particular goal in mind. For police officers, that goal usually means
using your skills to discover information, learn the facts of a crime, and
present evidence in court. This two-day course will take your interviewing
skills to the next level by introducing the art of cognitive interviewing when
dealing with suspects, witnesses, and victims and when testifying in court.
Topics include influence and persuasion with difficult witnesses and suspects,
interpretation of body language for deceit and truthfulness, and best practices
for testimony and reframing cross examination. You will learn methods to observe
brain-based deceptive behavior and neuro-linguistic programming techniques, in
both face-to-face and virtual communications. The instructor will break down the
foundational concepts pertaining to how the brain interprets and recalls
information, providing an essential framework for more effective communication.
There is a strong focus on communication in the courtroom, from testimony to
building rapport to "reading" a jury.
classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if
the minimum class registration threshold is not met.