$280.50 – $364.50

Interviewing and Interrogation Seminar - Intermediate/Experienced Officers

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Vermont Fire Academy

93 Davison Drive

Pittsford, VT 05763

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This three-day seminar focuses on improving investigative techniques involved with Interview and Interrogation. The class is aimed at improving the effectiveness of the investigator who has experience as a police officer and wants to become more effective and successful in investigations. The Full-Time Basic VPA Interview and Interrogation class imparts the fundamentals. This Intermediate/Experienced Officers class reviews, refines, shares new tips, and skills to help make a more polished and skilled investigator. The emphasis is on felony crimes which typically require more time and effort to solve.

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Obtaining thorough, sworn statements while assessing the credibility of the subject by observing their verbal and non-verbal expressions.

Interrogation strategies and methods will be discussed, with an emphasis on the importance of the use of information system resources and information learned from the suspect during the interview.

Focus on the psychology of both the investigator and the subject during the investigation. There is discussion on proper mindset, preparation, strategies, tactics, and tips to clear the innocent and obtain confessions from the guilty. A renewed emphasis on working to preclude false confessions is also discussed.

Day One and Two focus on interview and interrogation respectively. Day Three consists of some review with a focus on interactive role-play. Practical application of information learned in front of peers can help make abstract concepts more concrete. Immediate feedback and constructive criticism from the instructor as well as student peers can improve technique and accelerate understanding, not just of the material, but how the individual officer can become more successful.

(Suggested police experience minimum: three years)

Instructor: Detective Sergeant Edward Twohig (VSP-Retired)

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Vermont Fire Academy

93 Davison Drive

Pittsford, VT 05763

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