Advanced Tactical Interviewing

Within the law enforcement context, nonverbal behavioral analysis and statement analysis are powerful investigative tools when used separately and until now, these techniques have traditionally been taught separately to law enforcement officers. This course combines the two techniques into a more powerful investigative interviewing and interrogation tool. This technique, combined with other interview and interrogation techniques, makes the investigator more efficient and effective and instills greater confidence in his beliefs regarding veracity and deception.


This course will teach students to identify evidence-based behavioral indicators that occur when an individual lies under high-stakes situations. These indicators include nonverbal “hotspots” – the micro and subtle facial expressions and other nonverbal behaviors that are part of the emotional leakage, and linguistic and grammatic cues based on statement analysis techniques learned concurrently. Once the indicators are identified, strategies are employed to conduct more in depth interviews. This course is designed to provide administrators and investigators with a structured method of examining behavioral indicators during investigative interviewing.


Students will develop specific tools and scientifically proven strategies to use in analyzing the behavioral indicators exhibited by employees, applicants, witnesses, victims and suspects.Within the law enforcement context, nonverbal behavioral analysis and statement analysis are powerful investigative tools when used separately. Both are used to gain insight into an individual’s thoughts and motivations, to identify signs of veracity, and to detect deception. Nonverbal behavior analysis does so through the analysis of facial expressions, gestures, voice, and body movements when providing statements. Statement Analysis does so through the analysis of written or verbal statements.


Participants learn how to:

  • Conduct investigative interviews by combining two heretofore independent investigative interviewing techniques – statement analysis and nonverbal behavioral analysis.
  • Utilize the combined techniques, to gain insight into an individual’s thoughts, motivations, and ideas, and to evaluate truthfulness and detect deception.
  • Improve the quality and substance of their interviews, regardless of the context, including a protocol (or guideline) for conducting interviews based on the combined techniques.

This course really opens your eyes on interviewing and reading people’s reactions. I would highlight recommend the course to every investigator. Excellent material.

~Detective Sergeant Jason Clark, Mill Creek MetroParks Police


 

Lisa was the best instructor I’ve had for the last 15 yrs of my law enforcement career.

~Detective Brian McGivern, Canfield Police Department


Featured Instructor:

Our featured instructor for this workshop is Lisa Skinner, a retired Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Supervisory Special Agent.

 

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