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Advanced Interviewing for Law Enforcement Investigators

5 Training Days
Locations Offered


The Advanced Interviewing for Law Enforcement Investigators Training Program (AILEITP) is designed to enhance the skills of law enforcement professionals as they conduct interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects. During their initial law enforcement training, students are taught the basic steps of a law enforcement interview. While these steps are important to learn, understand and apply, this initial training laid only the basic foundation needed for the beginning investigator. The AILEITP is a science-based course and will provide the students with an arsenal of methods and skills to use during the week of instruction highlighting various interview and interrogation situations they will face on a daily basis. The AILEITP instruction will teach students how to obtain information effectively through various interview and interrogation methods, techniques and theory.
Throughout the AILEITP, students will take part in lectures, hands-on exercises with immediate instructor feedback, the AILEITP will have various break-out sessions where students will have more one-on-one time with an instructor, thus enhancing the entire training experience. Furthermore, students will have the opportunity to practice their craft through a series of interviews designed to utilize the skills taught during the AILEITP. Students will be divided into interview teams and will conduct a series of interviews related to their particular case. These interviews are with professional role-players in field and office settings. These interviews are videotaped and used to further refine the investigator’s skills.

Topics covered in the course of instruction include Motivational Interviewing, The Cylinder Model, Caildini’s Principles of Persuasion, Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE), Timeline Techniques, Cognitive Interviewing, and Interpersonal Communications techniques. On day five of the AILEITP a guest Research Psychologist is brought in to lecture on their field of study and emerging trends. 


  1. Applicant must be a law enforcement officer/agent with arrest authority in the prevention, detection, apprehension, detention and/or investigation of felony criminal laws who conducts criminal investigations.
  2. Employees of a federal, state, local, tribal or international agency who perform functions directly related to a law enforcement organization or Department of Homeland Security (DHS) mission; regulatory investigators or regulatory inspectors may also find this material beneficial and may attend the program.
  3. Must have a minimum of two years law enforcement field experience actually conducting criminal/civil investigations or three years of experience performing functions directly related to a law enforcement organization or the DHS mission.

Required Training Materials


Program Syllabus/Curriculum

  • Advanced Cognitive
  • Interviewing Strength and Weakness Forum
  • Behavioral Baselines and Emerging Trends in LE Interviews and Interrogations
  • Theories and Methods for gathering Information and Detecting Deception
  • Components of Advanced Rapport Strategies
  • Question Types to Elicit Admissions
  • Overcoming Resistance through Motivational Interviewing
  • Interrogation Case Study
  • Interrogation Laboratory

Program Contact Info

Glynco: (912) 261-3726
Artesia: (575) 746-8343
State and Local: (912) 261-4566

Program Registration