Interview and Interrogation Class 1 day
Law enforcement and correctional officers will learn practical interviewing skills to apply in every investigation. Interviewing is an important phase of an investigation because through the interview process a majority of case information is obtained and cases are solved.
The purpose of this course is to teach the knowledge, skills, techniques, and attitudes 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.
Topics of the class include
- Differentiate between interview and interrogation.
- Identify the purpose of conducting an interview or interrogation.
- Legal Issues such as case law that affects the use of police interviews.
- Identify when Miranda warnings are required
- Explain what conditions constitute custody
- Identify how courts evaluate an interrogation for Miranda purposes.
- Preparing for an Interview
- Interview Techniques
- Conducting an Interview
- Establish rapport with an interviewee.
- Interviewing Juveniles
The Instructor Sgt Eric Smith is a 21-year veteran of the Charleston Police Department. During his 21-year career Sgt. Smith has received numerous awards and commendations. Prior to being promoted, Sgt Smith worked as a Detective in the Charleston Police Departments Special Enforcement Unit. A detective with the Criminal Investigation Division, during that time Sgt Eric Smith was assigned to investigate Cold Case Homicide case and then as the Intelligence officer for over 7 years in the Charleston Police Departments Criminal Investigation Division. Upon retiring from the Charleston Police Department Eric Smith took on the role of Director of Public Safety where he currently supervises employee’s over two campuses.
The tuition is $150 per student for the One-day class The Class is certified for 8 hrs of in-service credit Agencies and or Organizations who wish to host a class will receive a flat rate and or discounted seats. For more information please contact KTS Law Enforcement Training at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-437-4202.