Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

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

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, November 3 - 5, 2020, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, November 6, 2020, 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.

FBI-LEEDA Reflective Leadership Institute (RLI)

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

October 26 - 30, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695.

To register, click here.

To view the course flyer, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY:

The FBI-LEEDA Reflective Leadership Institute course represents the next level of leadership education for law enforcement professionals. This dynamic course focuses on learning to lead an inclusive culture within our law enforcement agencies. The goals of this 4½-day program include: creating a fair, unbiased, and inclusive police culture for the agency and community; effectively guide law enforcement agencies to realize the practical and moral value of cultural awareness and cultural intelligence; incorporate best practices for successfully navigating the complexities of our contemporary cultural with integrity; assemble concrete pathways for fair and unbiased leadership development of all employees in the agency; and, help create leaders with cultural wisdom and integrity as models for their internal communities and the public that they serve.

The RLI course focuses on leading an inclusive culture within our law enforcement agencies. The goals of the Reflective Leadership Institute are:

  • Create a fair, unbiased, and inclusive police culture for the agency and community.
  • Effectively guide the leaders of law enforcement agencies to realize the practical and moral value of cultural awareness and cultural intelligence.
  • Incorporate best practices for successfully navigating the complexities of our contemporary cultural context with integrity.
  • Suggest concrete pathways for fair and unbiased leadership development of all employees in the agency.
  • Help create leaders of cultural wisdom and integrity as models for their internal communities and the public that they serve.

This course may be seen as the next level of training for leaders who have completed the FBI-LEEDA Trilogy and who know that they must consider the diverse needs of the people in their current and future workplace contexts.

  • The registration fee for this program is $695.
  • Registration includes the cost of training and course materials; the fee does not include meals or travel expenses.
  • For further information concerning this program, or if you would be interested in hosting this program in your area, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 877-772-7712.
  • SEMINAR REGISTRATION IS OPEN TO ALL LAW ENFORCEMENT - SWORN AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF.
  • YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO BE A MEMBER OF FBI-LEEDA TO ATTEND.

Cancellation Policy:  FBI-LEEDA, Inc. makes every attempt to complete all of our scheduled courses, however, we may have to postpone or cancel any course because of insufficient paid enrollment, host agency request, or for any unforeseen circumstance, such as weather or illness. If FBI-LEEDA postpones or cancels a course, the student will have the option of enrolling in another course or be refunded the course registration fees in full. Re-enrollment must be done within 30 days from date of cancellation or a refund will be issued. FBI-LEEDA is not responsible for any travel costs or fees incurred by the student for any cancelled or postponed course. A student may request to be withdrawn from any course by emailing lweber@fbileeda.org  at least two business days prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds for student-initiated cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. All registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

Contact Sgt. Jess Irmiter for more information.
(jirmiter@edenprairie.org) 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712

 

FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute (ELI)

FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

Monday - Friday, October 5 - 9, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695

To register, click here.

To view the course flyer, click here.

COURSE SUMMARY:

The FBI-LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute is an innovative 4 1/2-day program designed for executive-level law enforcement leaders and focuses on the emerging challenges facing 21st century police leaders. This highly interactive program follows the FBI-LEEDA “cops talking to cops" model of professional development. The course first looks inward to identify the forces of change and emerging trends within law enforcement, such as the challenges of merging the perspectives of traditionalist, baby boomer, generation X and Millennial employees and presents leadership strategies to manage and adapt to future conditions

The following is a list of topics covered in the ELI program:

  • Trends in law enforcement, implications of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing
  • Public trust and legitimacy, bias and diversity
  • Employee wellness
  • Power, transformational leadership, social and emotional intelligence

The cost of the Executive Leadership Institute is $695.

Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA courses.  You do not have to be a member to attend a course. Each student must register for courses under their own Username and Account.

For further information regarding this or any other FBI-LEEDA course, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712 or email us at: info@fbileeda.org.

 

Cancellation Policy:  FBI-LEEDA, Inc. makes every attempt to complete all of our scheduled courses, however, we may have to postpone or cancel any course because of insufficient paid enrollment, host agency request, or for any unforeseen circumstance, such as weather or illness. If FBI-LEEDA postpones or cancels a course, the student will have the option of enrolling in another course or be refunded the course registration fees in full. Re-enrollment must be done within 30 days from date of cancellation or a refund will be issued. FBI-LEEDA is not responsible for any travel costs or fees incurred by the student for any cancelled or postponed course. A student may request to be withdrawn from any course by emailing lweber@fbileeda.org  at least two business days prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds for student-initiated cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. All registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

 

Contact Sgt. Jess Irmiter for more information.
(jirmiter@edenprairie.org) 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712

 

FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute (CLI)

FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute

Presented by: FBI-LEEDA

Monday - Friday, April 20 - 24, 2020, 8:30 AM - 5 PM.

Tuition: $695.

To register, click here.

To view the course flyer, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

The FBI-LEEDA Command Leadership Institute is a inspiring and dynamic 4 ½- day course specifically and uniquely designed to prepare law enforcement leaders for command level positions. As part of the Trilogy-series of leadership courses, the Command Leadership Institute focuses on real-life contemporary strategies and techniques for those aspiring to or in already in command-level assignments. Students will be engaged in such topics as command responsibility, discipline and liability, team building, resilient leadership, and leading change within an organization.

The Command Leadership Institute provides real-life, contemporary, best-practice strategies and techniques for those who are already commanders or are aspiring to a command level assignment. CLI faculty members are passionate instructors who have executive level law enforcement and leadership experience.

CLI students will be engaged in such topics as: credibility, command discipline, liability, problem employees, and leading change within an organization.  The Command Leadership Institute is student-centered with a high degree of student involvement.

The cost of the Command Leadership Institute is $695.

Sworn and professional law enforcement staff are welcome to all FBI-LEEDA courses.  You do not have to be a member to attend a course. Each student must register for courses under their own Username and Account.

For further information regarding this or any other FBI-LEEDA course, please contact FBI-LEEDA at 1-877-772-7712 or email us at: info@fbileeda.org.

 

Cancellation Policy:  FBI-LEEDA, Inc. makes every attempt to complete all of our scheduled courses, however, we may have to postpone or cancel any course because of insufficient paid enrollment, host agency request, or for any unforeseen circumstance, such as weather or illness. If FBI-LEEDA postpones or cancels a course, the student will have the option of enrolling in another course or be refunded the course registration fees in full. Re-enrollment must be done within 30 days from date of cancellation or a refund will be issued. FBI-LEEDA is not responsible for any travel costs or fees incurred by the student for any cancelled or postponed course. A student may request to be withdrawn from any course by emailing lweber@fbileeda.org  at least two business days prior to the start of the course. A $75 cancellation fee will be applied to refunds for student-initiated cancellations. Refunds will not be issued for no-shows. All registration fees must be paid in full prior to the start of the course.

Contact Sgt. Jess Irmiter for more information.
(jirmiter@edenprairie.org) 952-949-6216, or FBI-LEEDA 1-877-772-7712

 

Click here to view the course flyer.

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

Interview & Interrogation: Basic & Advanced

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

BASIC COURSE

Tuesday - Thursday, March 10 - 12, 2020, 8 AM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $445

MN POST training hours: 24

ADVANCED COURSE*

Friday, March  13, 2020, 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.

Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

February 21, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1116)

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

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

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

Solutions for Government Managers and Supervisors

Solutions for Government Managers and Supervisors

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

February 19 - 20, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0002)

$250/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here. 


COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This course would be applicable for: Anyone 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
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

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

January 24, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

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

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This training meets requirements to comply with Minnesota Statute 626.8469 Training in Crisis Response, Conflict Management and Cultural Diversity.

This training has been approved by Minnesota POST to cover 8 hours of the mandatory training. Components covered include Conflict Management and Mediation as well as Recognizing and Valuing Community Diversity and Cultural Differences to Include Implicit Bias training as set by POST. Components not covered are the Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises portion of the mandate which is often covered by mental health professionals that provide training in those areas.

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 years alone!

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.

Topics Include:

• 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

Recruiting and Applicant Background Investigations

Recruiting and Applicant Background Investigations

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

January 22 - 23, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM
14 hours (POST #10444-0003)

$250/ officer
$225/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here.

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Who should attend this course: 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

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

De-escalation & Smarter Policing

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

January 15, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0007)

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

For more information and to register, click here:

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This training meets requirements to comply with Minnesota Statute 626.8469 Training in Crisis Response, Conflict Management and Cultural Diversity.

This training has been approved by Minnesota POST to cover 8 hours of the mandatory training. Components covered include Conflict Management and Mediation as well as Recognizing and Valuing Community Diversity and Cultural Differences to Include Implicit Bias training as set by POST. Components not covered are the Crisis Intervention and Mental Illness Crises portion of the mandate which is often covered by mental health professionals that provide training in those areas.

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 years alone!

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.

Topics Include:

• 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