Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation

Presented by: REID & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

November 1st - 4th, 2022, 8 AM - 3 PM

Tuition: $600

For more information and to register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

We have integrated all of our material from our standard three day program and our one day advanced program into a single presentation using our new 202 page outline book to give participants a complete presentation of the Reid Technique in a single seminar. The participant will receive 24 hours of Continuing Professional Education credits.

This new 4-day format includes the material from our 3-day Interview and Interrogation program as well as our 1-day Advanced program. This is the most complete program available regarding the Reid Technique.

SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Interview and Interrogation Preparation
  • Distinction Between an Interview and Interrogation
  • Proper Room Environment
  • Factors Affecting the Subject's Behavior

BEHAVIOR SYMPTOM ANALYSIS

  • Evaluating Attitudes
  • Evaluating Nonverbal Behavior
  • Evaluating Verbal Behavior
  • Evaluating Paralinguistic Behavior

BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS INTERVIEW

  • The Benefits of Conducting the interview prior to any interrogation
  • Analyzing Factual Information Prior to the Interview
  • Reid Behavior Provoking Questions
  • The Baiting Technique
  • Asking Investigative Questions
  • Asking Hypothetical Questions

THE INTERROGATION

  • Preparation prior to the interrogation
  • Assessing the Suspect's Fears prior to the interrogation

THE REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION

  • Step 1: The Positive Confrontation Benefit of the Transition Statement
  • Step 2: Theme Development First Person Themes Third Person Themes and Personal Stories Identifying the suspect's Needs for committing the crime
  • Step 3: Handling Denials Addressing Suspect Challenges Addressing the Suspects Request to see evidence Introducing Evidence Tactics to gain trust Tactics to change the suspect's perception
  • Step 4: Overcoming Objections Handling Logical Challenges
  • Step 5: Procurement and Retention of the Suspect's Attention Use of Role Reversal Challenging the Suspect's Values and Traits Addressing the Suspect's Fear of Consequences Addressing the Futility of continued denials
  • Step 6: Handling Suspect's Passive Mood Having the suspect verbalize agreement
  • Step 7: Presenting the Alternative Question Understanding the Alternative Using Positive and Negative Supporting Statements
  • Step 8: Having the Suspect Orally Relate the Details of the Crime Committing the Suspect to the crime Guard Against False Confessions
  • Step 9: Elements of Oral and Written Statements

Benefits of Attending

Some of the many benefits realized by individuals who attend a REID® training program include learning a time tested process

  • that is in compliance with the guidelines established by the courts
  • that respects the rights and dignity of the individual
  • that is flexible, adaptable and versatile so as to meet the challenges of an ever changing environment
  • that will increase your ability to successfully resolve a wide variety of investigations
  • that will enhance your ability to eliminate the truthful and identify the deceptive individual
  • that has built in safeguards to protect the integrity of the confession
  • that will significantly enhance your interviewing and interrogation skills

Individuals who attend a REID® training course will learn how to

  • assess the credibility of the information provided by a victim, witness or subject during the investigative interview
  • structure the investigative interview
  • solicit the subject’s story, version of events, or explanation of what happened by using open-ended questions
  • determine the appropriate follow-up questions
  • properly phrase the investigative questions
  • use behavior provoking questions during the interview
  • use persuasion techniques to learn the truth from the deceptive individual
  • to determine the best persuasion approach to use as based on subject insights developed during the interview
  • evaluate and implement from a variety of approaches the most effective as determined by the individual and case characteristics

From recent participants:

"Just a little info - I have 37 years law enforcement experience...retired Chief from Burnsville MN. I also served as an Assistant Commissioner at the MN Department of Public Safety for 3.5 years. My feedback would be..."Whether you are a 2 year frontline officer, or seasoned veteran of 20+ years, the skills and techniques that you acquire through the John E. Reid Courses are priceless. I used them through my entire 37 year career!"

Bob Hawkins
Continuing Education Coordinator
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training

At every course we typically hear such comments as:

“I wish I had this course a few months ago….”
“I can’t wait to get back and try these techniques”
“This is so much more in depth than any interview training I have been to”

If you are interested in hosting this four-day training program for your organization or association, please contact Julie Rock / 855-479-3959 / jrock@reid.com.

 

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Leadership for Law Enforcement

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 7, 2022, 8 AM - 4 PM
7 hours (MN POST Board Approved #10444-0016)

$175/ officer

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Leadership Oct. 7, 2022

COURSE SUMMARY:

Who should attend: This course is a designed for all government 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
• Effective mentoring
• Trust and its importance in leadership

Solutions to Problem Employees

On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 6, 2022, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0001)

$175/ officer

To view the course flyer and to register, click here.:

South Metro Problem Oct. 6, 2022

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that manage employees.
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 participants’ opinions and attitudes and provide specific and proven ways how to handle problem employees!
Topics Include:
• 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

Management And Supervision Of Investigative Units

Management And Supervision Of Investigative Units

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 4 - 5, 2022, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0011)

$295/ officer

For more information and to register, click here:

Management and Supervision of Investigative Units Oct. 4-5, 2022


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This seminar is designed for: Law enforcement officers and supervisors responsible for case evaluation and management, or for commanders who are planning or developing improved case management processes to improve productivity. Additionally, this course will be valuable to senior investigators assigned to small units or small agencies who are primarily responsible for managing investigations in an informal leadership role. This training is appropriate for large or small agencies.
The objectives of this program are: addresses the administrative requirements for managing the investigative processes; focuses on managing the operations of the investigative unit, and the evaluation of investigative personnel. We will discuss selection of investigators and supervisors, proper auditing procedures, evaluation of personnel, making impactful changes as necessary for effectiveness, the need to triage cases for assignment as well as investigative techniques.
Topics Include:
• Fundamental principles of investigation from initial on-scene to follow-up investigations
• Evaluation of investigators, investigative work and criminal cases
• The use of case management principles
• Leadership, management and supervision of the criminal investigators
• Case priority and investigative resources
• Caseload and performance management
• Relationships with the judicial system to include prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, etc.
• Selection of investigative personnel
• Specialized unit issues and concerns

Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 29, 2022, 8 AM - 4 PM, 7 hours (POST #10444-1112)

$175/ officer

For more information and to register, click here: South Metro Evaluations April 29, 2022

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This one day course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that evaluate employee performance.

What if we could take the angst out of conducting employee evaluations?

This frustration is not only on the part of the evaluator, but also the employee receiving the evaluation. This training will provide concrete solutions on how to easily complete these forms and improve employee motivation and effectiveness.
Organizations, as well as those supervisors that complete employee evaluations, must understand the importance of this critical function.

By completing accurate, detailed, and specific evaluations, evaluators will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees. In addition, quality employee evaluations are defensible for future employment actions should it be necessary. The outcome of this training is to understand the purpose of employee evaluations is not to deliver a rating, but to improve performance!

Topics Include:

  • Best Practices for Employee Evaluations
  • Why are evaluations so important?
  • Differences between quantitative and qualitative measurements
  • Planning for the review process and the need for supportive documentation.
  • Legal considerations
  • The importance of equitable evaluations
  • Performance evaluation language samples
  • The need for ongoing feedback sessions

On-Target Solutions for Law Enforcement Supervisors

On-Target Solutions for Law Enforcement Supervisors

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 27 - 28, 2022, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0002)

$275/ officer

For more information and to register, click here: South Metro Supervision April 27-28, 2022

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course would be applicable for: Anyone law enforcement person who supervises or manages employees from the executive level to experienced or new front line supervisors, or those who desire to understand impactful supervisory practices.

This dynamic two day course is a career development tool to enhance and refine the leadership skills of law enforcement supervisors across a variety of organizations. Good supervision transcends agencies and provides the core principles of quality supervisory techniques. It also lays a strong groundwork of knowledge for those striving to be promoted to supervisory positions. Concentrating on the idea that people are the true assets of their agency, participants will understand the importance of their role in maximizing employee performance through strong supervision techniques. You will understand the value in developing flexibility in your leadership approaches to garner peak performance and meet organizational goals.

Topics Include:

  • Qualities of excellence in supervision
  • Developing the leader within
  • Leadership, management and supervision strategies
  • Making a difference in your agency
  • Communicating effectively both up and down
    the chain of command
  • DISC personal profile system
  • Goal setting and implementation –
    the supervisor’s role
  • Preparing meaningful performance evaluations

Recruiting & Applicant Background Investigations

Recruiting & Applicant Background Investigations

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 25 - 26, 2022, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST Board Approved) #10444-0015

$275/ officer

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Backgrounds April 25-26, 2021

COURSE SUMMARY:

Anyone who is involved or supervises recruiting and background investigations for their agency including sworn officers, civilians, Human Resources, or anyone wanting a better knowledge of the hiring process. Example forms will be provided to those at the training.

Participants will learn the importance of not only recruiting but also retention of quality personnel. An organizational assessment should be the first step in the process and the need to break the cycle of mediocrity.

Background investigators will leave with the knowledge of their role in the selection process, the legal aspects of the background investigation, background interview sources of information and preparing the investigation report. Background investigations affect the future of an organization in many ways, thus selection practices are vital to ensuring that future law enforcement employees and supervisors are suited for the variety of duties expected from the populations they serve. This course will provide techniques and procedures for the background investigator.

Topics Include:

  • The importance of a recruiting plan
  • Assessment of you organization
  • Organization wellness
  • What type of employees do you want
  • Marketing and selling your organization
  • Professional standards model for backgrounds
  • Why background investigations are necessary
  • Sources of information/Investigative techniques
  • Conflicts vs. responsibilities for investigators
  • Pre-interview procedures
  • Job-related inquiries
  • On-line data bases/social networking sites

Internal Affairs and Professional Standards

Internal Affairs and Professional Standards

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 5 - 6, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0004)

$275/ officer

For more information and to register, click here: South Metro IA April 5-6, 2022

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

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.

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.

Topics Include:

  • 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

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation

Presented by: REID & Associates, Inc., Chicago, IL

March 29th - April 1st, 2022, 8 AM - 3 PM

Tuition: $600

For more information and to register, click here: To register, click here.

For the course flyer, click here: MN Edina TB 032922

Early registration discount :$50 per person if the registration is completed a month prior to the start date when noting the code ‘Early$50’

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

We have integrated all of our material from our standard three day program and our one day advanced program into a single presentation using our new 202 page outline book to give participants a complete presentation of the Reid Technique in a single seminar. The participant will receive 24 hours of Continuing Professional Education credits.

This new 4-day format includes the material from our 3-day Interview and Interrogation program as well as our 1-day Advanced program. This is the most complete program available regarding the Reid Technique.

SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE

  • Interview and Interrogation Preparation
  • Distinction Between an Interview and Interrogation
  • Proper Room Environment
  • Factors Affecting the Subject's Behavior

BEHAVIOR SYMPTOM ANALYSIS

  • Evaluating Attitudes
  • Evaluating Nonverbal Behavior
  • Evaluating Verbal Behavior
  • Evaluating Paralinguistic Behavior

BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS INTERVIEW

  • The Benefits of Conducting the interview prior to any interrogation
  • Analyzing Factual Information Prior to the Interview
  • Reid Behavior Provoking Questions
  • The Baiting Technique
  • Asking Investigative Questions
  • Asking Hypothetical Questions

THE INTERROGATION

  • Preparation prior to the interrogation
  • Assessing the Suspect's Fears prior to the interrogation

THE REID NINE STEPS OF INTERROGATION

  • Step 1: The Positive Confrontation Benefit of the Transition Statement
  • Step 2: Theme Development First Person Themes Third Person Themes and Personal Stories Identifying the suspect's Needs for committing the crime
  • Step 3: Handling Denials Addressing Suspect Challenges Addressing the Suspects Request to see evidence Introducing Evidence Tactics to gain trust Tactics to change the suspect's perception
  • Step 4: Overcoming Objections Handling Logical Challenges
  • Step 5: Procurement and Retention of the Suspect's Attention Use of Role Reversal Challenging the Suspect's Values and Traits Addressing the Suspect's Fear of Consequences Addressing the Futility of continued denials
  • Step 6: Handling Suspect's Passive Mood Having the suspect verbalize agreement
  • Step 7: Presenting the Alternative Question Understanding the Alternative Using Positive and Negative Supporting Statements
  • Step 8: Having the Suspect Orally Relate the Details of the Crime Committing the Suspect to the crime Guard Against False Confessions
  • Step 9: Elements of Oral and Written Statements

Benefits of Attending

Some of the many benefits realized by individuals who attend a REID® training program include learning a time tested process

  • that is in compliance with the guidelines established by the courts
  • that respects the rights and dignity of the individual
  • that is flexible, adaptable and versatile so as to meet the challenges of an ever changing environment
  • that will increase your ability to successfully resolve a wide variety of investigations
  • that will enhance your ability to eliminate the truthful and identify the deceptive individual
  • that has built in safeguards to protect the integrity of the confession
  • that will significantly enhance your interviewing and interrogation skills

Individuals who attend a REID® training course will learn how to

  • assess the credibility of the information provided by a victim, witness or subject during the investigative interview
  • structure the investigative interview
  • solicit the subject’s story, version of events, or explanation of what happened by using open-ended questions
  • determine the appropriate follow-up questions
  • properly phrase the investigative questions
  • use behavior provoking questions during the interview
  • use persuasion techniques to learn the truth from the deceptive individual
  • to determine the best persuasion approach to use as based on subject insights developed during the interview
  • evaluate and implement from a variety of approaches the most effective as determined by the individual and case characteristics

From recent participants:

"Just a little info - I have 37 years law enforcement experience...retired Chief from Burnsville MN. I also served as an Assistant Commissioner at the MN Department of Public Safety for 3.5 years. My feedback would be..."Whether you are a 2 year frontline officer, or seasoned veteran of 20+ years, the skills and techniques that you acquire through the John E. Reid Courses are priceless. I used them through my entire 37 year career!"

Bob Hawkins
Continuing Education Coordinator
Minnesota Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training

At every course we typically hear such comments as:

“I wish I had this course a few months ago….”
“I can’t wait to get back and try these techniques”
“This is so much more in depth than any interview training I have been to”

If you are interested in hosting this four-day training program for your organization or association, please contact Julie Rock / 855-479-3959/ jrock@reid.com.

Field Training Officer: Basic

Field Training Officer: Basic

Presented by: Kevin Kelleher, Field Training Solutions

Monday - Wednesday, January 24 - 26, 2022, 8:30AM - 4:30PM.   $295

28 hours (POST Board Approved)

To register, contact dianne@ftosolutions.com.

To view the course flyer, click here.Basic-Jan24-26-2022-Edina MN

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

For newly appointed FTOs
28 CEUs (Minnesota POST)
Course content:
• Field training philosophy
• The role of the Field Training Officer
• Communication skills
• DISC personality profile
• Adult learning
• Learning preferences
• Generational differences
• How to create training opportunities
• Performance documentation
• Performance appraisal
• Evaluation exercises

DAY ONE —Training: FTO program history and overview, role of the FTO,
adult learning, learning preferences, training methods, and Department of Justice
recommendations for field training programs.

DAY TWO—Co aching: Feedback, coaching, performance improvement
plans, counseling role-plays, the effect of one’s personality on communication
and evaluation.

DAY THREE —Evaluation: How to write defensible evaluations, the power
of embracing definitions of behavior in programs, and making the case for termination. Attendees will use the rating tool used by their agency for evaluation
exercises or use our San Jose-based DOR.

INSTRUCTOR PROFILE:

Kevin Kelleher served many assignments with the Chisholm (MN), Bloomington (MN), and Wayzata (MN) Police Departments, including patrol, SWAT, investigations, sergeant, K9 supervisor, and oversaw field-training programs for over ten years before retiring as chief of police. He is an alumnus of the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course and the Senior Management Institute for Police. Kevin holds a Master’s Degree in Education and teaches at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, in Minneapolis, and is an instructor and course director for Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety in Evanston, Illinois.