Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Presented by: William P. Schreiber, REID & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, March 19 - 21, 2019, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, March 22, 2019, 8 AM - 3 PM

Tuition: $130

MN POST training hours: 8

* Participants who have previously attended the three-day basic course are eligible to attend the advanced session only. 

Registration coming soon.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Objectives for the basic course are 1) to provide the fundamentals necessary to conduct a proper interview and interrogation, 2) to provide a structured frame of reference for those interviewers who have some experience but also may not have had any formal training in the area and 3) to improve the efficiency of all participants in obtraining the truth from suspects, witnesses and victims in a legally acceptable manner.

Objectives for the advanced course are 1) to provide additional tactics and techniques designed to obtain confessions from the deceptive suspect in more expedient manner, 2) to provide finesse tactics dealing with the psychology of interrogation to enhance the investigators ability to acquire confessions that might not have otherwise been obtained and 3) to provide a logical guideline that may be used to profile out any type of suspect for interrogation.

More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended these programs since it they were first offered in 1974. Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U.S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:


Distinguishing between interview and interrogation
Legal aspects of interview and interrogation
What makes an excellent interviewer
Factors affecting a subject’s behavior
Behavior symptom analysis (see detail below)
Five points to follow when evaluating behavior
Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview™
Baiting techniques

The REID Nine Steps of Interrogation (see detail below)
1. Behavior symptoms analysis
2. Evaluating Attitudes
3. Evaluating Non-verbal Behavior
4. Evaluating Verbal Behavior
5. Evaluating Paralinguistic Behavior
6. Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview™
7. The Baiting Technique
8. Analyzing Factual Information Prior to the Interview
9. Asking Behavior Provoking Questions

THE REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION
1. The Positive Confrontation
2. Theme Development
3. Handling Denials
4. Overcoming Objections
5. Procuring and Retaining the Suspect's Attention
6. Handling the Suspect's Passive Mood
7. Presenting an Alternative Question
8. Detailing the Offense
9. Elements of Oral and Written Statements

ADVANCED TOPICS INCLUDE ABOVE TOPICS AS THEY RELATE TO:

Advanced concepts in behavior symptom analysis, behavioral interview and REID approach to interrogation:
Difficult suspects that give the interrogator problems and specific tactics to get them to confess
Defiant, neutral and accepting suspects - how to move suspects out of a stage for best end results
Distinguishing elements which identify need, lifestyle, impulse and esteem criminal characteristics
Additional interrogation tactics.

Solutions to Problem Employees

On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 16, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0001)

$149/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Problem 11-16-18


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Problem employees can cause problems and wreak havoc within their organizations. Left unaddressed, problem employees are often allowed to infect the organization without providing value.

This upbeat and interactive course provides real world, successful examples on how to deal with different types of problem employees. Every government agency struggles with employees that are insubordinate, lazy, abuse sick time, display negative attitudes, and commit misconduct. Many executives and supervisors are ill equipped to deal with these problems other than with traditional discipline. On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees provides the government professional with the knowledge and tools necessary to deal with all types of problem employees.

This course will influence participantsopinions and attitudes and provide specific and proven ways how to handle problem employees!

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Defining the problem employee

• The organizational or supervisory role and the cause

of the problem employee

• Morale in this department horrible!

• Understanding if the employee is a problem or troubled

• Preventing employees from becoming problems

• The role of positive discipline in shaping employees

• The impact of negative discipline

• The concept of dynamic counseling session

• The power of expectation

Handling morale killers in your organization

 

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that manage employees.

Media Relations for Police and Fire Services

Media Relations for Police and Fire Services

Presented by: Ross Rice, On-Target Solutions Group

November 14  - 15, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10035-1118)

$249/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement, and to register, click here: 

South Metro Media 11-14-18

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL: 

Police and Fire Chiefs/Sheriffs, Command Officers, or individuals assigned to Media Relations and PIO duties attending this 2-day, 14-hour program will develop the skills necessary to build a positive and professional public image of their agency. Program participants will gain practical experience in preparing for and delivery of departmental information at press conferences and media interviews at a variety of simulated "Breaking News Events" i.e. major crime events, fires/natural disasters, and terrorist acts.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 

• Development of Media Policies

• Media Relations

• Pre-Planning Interviews

• Media Traps

• Challenges of Television News

• What is News?

• Crisis Communications

• Freedom of Information

• Social Media/Messages/Technology

Rules of Pre-Trial Publicity

• What Reporters Want to Know in a Crisis

Changing Details in a Crisis/Getting Out the Good News

• Importance of Knowing Your Media Market

• Holding Reporters Accountable

• Reacting to Web/Blog Comments

• Tips on Improving Media Relationships

Future for PIOs/Police Media Challenges


 

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Internal Affairs & Professional Standards for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 14  - 15, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$249/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course announcement, and to register, click here: 

South Metro IA 11-14-18

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL: 

The professional standards model is a must for law enforcement and government officials to be prepared before a critical incident occurs. This course sets the stage for law enforcement professionals to create an agency wide practice of professional standards for all agency operations. In the covered material, attendees will understand "best practices" including how to avoid the problems before they occur and properly address issues that do arise.

This is a comprehensive course covering the entire internal affairs process through final discipline. Participants will learn the skills necessary to review, investigate and complete internal affairs investigations based on sound investigative techniques and within legal guidelines.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: 

• Current climate between public and police

• Breaking the cycle of mediocrity

• The professional standards model

• 5 root causes of discipline problems

• Stakeholders and their perceptions

• Types of internal investigations

• The complaint process

• The investigation process

• Officer involved shootings and major incidents

• Applicable case law

• Employee rights

• Appropriate discipline procedures

• Workplace searches

• False Complaints

• Official hearing requirements

• How discipline is determined

• The effect of untruthfulness


Who should attend: This nationally acclaimed course is for law enforcement executives, supervisors, internal affairs investigators, human resource personnel and anyone who desires to understand law enforcement professional standards and internal affairs investigations.

 

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 13, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (MN POST Board Approved #10444-0006)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Leadership 11-13-18

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

Who should attend:

This course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals who strive to be an effective leader. Without understanding leadership and developing strong leadership skills, organizational success can suffer. Effective leaders get employees to want to provide quality service.

Why another program on leadership?

Leadership has been a recognized discipline for thousands of years in the military, business, politics and government. Understanding leadership differences along with similar approaches across disciplines can be of great value to government executives. Advances in the understanding of leadership as it pertains to government service have found that the best leaders must have an overlapping skill set.

This compelling and powerful program provides real world, successful examples on how leadership in government has evolved. Participants will take away a clear understanding of leadership styles and strengths, and what it takes to become an even more effective leader. You will understand the value in developing flexibility in your leadership approach to garner peak performance and meet organizational goals.

Topics Include:

• What is leadership - do not follow the fads
• How has leadership advanced in government
• The difference between leadership, management and administration
• The 5 levels of leadership
• Preventing employees from becoming problems
• Symptoms of leadership deficit
• What gets measured gets done
• 21 irrefutable laws of leadership

Women’s Self Defense Pistol Training- November 10, 2018

Saturday, November 10, 2018

9AM-2PM

$125

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This course provides four hours of combined classroom and firearms simulator-based training exercises. Students build on their marksmanship fundamentals, developing simple defensive tactical skills and situational awareness needed to safely operate a pistol for self- and home defense.

STUDENT OBJECTIVE:

  • Will understand firearm storage & transport
  • Will be introduced to situational awareness concepts and mindset
  • Will develop students’ ability to move, shoot, and take cover/concealment
  • Will learn strategies for skills development such as how to safely draw from the holster, move and     shoot, use cover and concealment, and respond to common self-defense situations.

STUDENT UNDERSTANDING:

Students will understand essential ethical, technical and legal responsibilities associated with carrying a firearm

Students will use an advanced indoor, video-simulation system usually available only to law enforcement.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Jennifer McDowell is a life-long member of the Air Force Association, volunteered with the AFROTC program at St. Thomas University, and was volunteer instructor with Junior Achievement. She holds NRA certifications as Pistol Instructor and Range Safety Officer, and has completed various defensive and tactical shooting courses.

For more information regarding this class, please contact Jennifer directly at jennifer@astrid-defense.com or visit her website at http://astrid-defense.com

Introduction To Handguns: November 6 & 8, 2018

Tuesday, November 6 & Thursday, November 8, 2018, 6 PM- 10 PM

To register, click here.

 

COURSE SUMMARY:

This program is designed to provide a hands-on experience in firearms safety for people who are new gun owners or are thinking of purchasing a firearm for personal safety and/or recreational shooting.

Classes will take place over two evenings. On the first night, participants will:

Learn important safety procedures for handling of pistols and for use of firearms range;
Familiarize with the different types of pistols, their parts and operation;
Learn about ammunition and its proper use;
Be able to load and unload a firearm using “dummy” ammunition;
Practice firing stance, grip and use of pistol sights;
On the second night, participants will:
Shoot live ammunition on a twelve lane indoor firing range with the assistance of firearms instructors and range safety officers;
Participate in target shooting and tactical exercises using an inter-active police firearms simulator with laser gun technology.
Be informed of state laws and procedures regarding the purchase and carrying of a hand gun.

Students must attend the first night’s instruction in order to participate in the live ammunition and simulator training on the second night. This course is open to people over the age of 18. Because of some adult content, teens, ages 13 - 17 years, may attend with a parent or guardian who is also a participant. Under 13 years, please contact Debra Fields (info below). Pistols are provided. If you already own a handgun, you are welcome to bring it with you.
For more information on the Introduction to Handguns / Firearm Safety course, call (952) 903-5717.

In the event that you are no longer able to attend the class you registered for, the following cancellation policy applies:

more than 30 days notice, a full refund will be returned;
within 30 days notice, full refund if we are able to fill the vacant seat;
within 30 days notice, 80% will be returned if we are unable to fill the vacant seat;
within 14 days notice, full transfer of registration to a later date.

***Please note, we are unable to accomodate refunds or transfers with no prior notice.***

 

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Presented by: William P. Schreiber, REID & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, November 6 - 8, 2018, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, November 9, 2018, 8 AM - 3 PM

Tuition: $130

MN POST training hours: 8

* Participants who have previously attended the three-day basic course are eligible to attend the advanced session only. 

To register, click here. 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Objectives for the basic course are 1) to provide the fundamentals necessary to conduct a proper interview and interrogation, 2) to provide a structured frame of reference for those interviewers who have some experience but also may not have had any formal training in the area and 3) to improve the efficiency of all participants in obtraining the truth from suspects, witnesses and victims in a legally acceptable manner.

Objectives for the advanced course are 1) to provide additional tactics and techniques designed to obtain confessions from the deceptive suspect in more expedient manner, 2) to provide finesse tactics dealing with the psychology of interrogation to enhance the investigators ability to acquire confessions that might not have otherwise been obtained and 3) to provide a logical guideline that may be used to profile out any type of suspect for interrogation.

More than 300,000 professionals in the law enforcement and security fields have attended these programs since it they were first offered in 1974. Participants come from both the private sector (retailing, finance, health care, manufacturing, etc.) and the public sector, including all levels of law enforcement and government; from every U.S. State and Canadian Province, as well as countries in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

Distinguishing between interview and interrogation
Legal aspects of interview and interrogation
What makes an excellent interviewer
Factors affecting a subject’s behavior
Behavior symptom analysis (see detail below)
Five points to follow when evaluating behavior
Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview™
Baiting techniques

The REID Nine Steps of Interrogation (see detail below)
1. Behavior symptoms analysis
2. Evaluating Attitudes
3. Evaluating Non-verbal Behavior
4. Evaluating Verbal Behavior
5. Evaluating Paralinguistic Behavior
6. Reid Behavioral Analysis Interview™
7. The Baiting Technique
8. Analyzing Factual Information Prior to the Interview
9. Asking Behavior Provoking Questions

THE REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION
1. The Positive Confrontation
2. Theme Development
3. Handling Denials
4. Overcoming Objections
5. Procuring and Retaining the Suspect's Attention
6. Handling the Suspect's Passive Mood
7. Presenting an Alternative Question
8. Detailing the Offense
9. Elements of Oral and Written Statements

ADVANCED TOPICS INCLUDE ABOVE TOPICS AS THEY RELATE TO:

Advanced concepts in behavior symptom analysis, behavioral interview and REID approach to interrogation:
Difficult suspects that give the interrogator problems and specific tactics to get them to confess
Defiant, neutral and accepting suspects - how to move suspects out of a stage for best end results
Distinguishing elements which identify need, lifestyle, impulse and esteem criminal characteristics
Additional interrogation tactics.

 

To view the course flyer, click here: MN Edina TB 110618

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

November 1, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

$149/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro De-escalation 11-01-18


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Nothing is as important to government services as the relationship between law enforcement and the public that is served. Recent inflammatory actions and news stories have had a severe impact and the perception of law enforcement. Agencies and individual employees must understand their role and that every action and statement that is made reflects on the profession as a whole. This training will focus not only on individual employee attitudes and beliefs, but also organizational concepts that either enhances trust or perpetuates a lack of trust with the communities that are served.

This class is not: Redefining policing, Critical in NATURE, Political correctness

This class is: Critical in PRACTICE, Thinking differently, Protecting our valued profession

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• The concept and foundations of Blue Courage

as they apply to law enforcement authority;

• Service, justice, legitimacy and fundamental

fairness as they apply to the Nobility of Policing;

• Resilience and apply techniques designed to

enhance ability to function in peak capacity;

• Civil and Human Rights

• De-Escalation Techniques

• Policing using influence and control

• The concepts of Procedural Justice

• Cultural Competency

 

Who should attend:

Sworn police officers from the rank of Chief of Police/Sheriff to police officers and deputies. This course is taught by active/retired chiefs of police. This is the training that is sweeping the nation with 1000’s of law enforcement professionals trained in the last year alone!

 

Best Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies

Best Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 31, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1117)

$149/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Best Practices 10-31-18

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Why is this program important? Law enforcement agencies around the country are facing increased scrutiny from the public, media and legal professionals. Law enforcement leaders must understand the focus and targets that are examined after an incident occurs. The United States Department of Justice may evaluate departments agency-wide as reviews are multi-dimensional in an organization.

This program will examine and identify critical areas with solutions and suggestions on how to prepare your agency to handle critical incidents appropriately through "best practice" policies and procedures. Real examples will be discussed and sample policies will be provided.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Why law enforcement is vulnerable

• Breaking the cycle of mediocrity

How do we determine "best practice"

• Finding the right people

Use of force and de-escalation

• Agency internal audits

• The need for expanded training

• Internal affairs and civilian complaints

• Leadership, management, and supervision

• Community policing and oversight

 

Who should attend: This course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from police chief/sheriff to anyone who leads and manages divisions or bureaus, personnel who develop policies for their organizations, and front–line supervisors.