The Advanced Interviewing for Law Enforcement Investigators Training Program (AILEITP) is designed to enhance the skills of law enforcement criminal investigators 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 criminal investigator. The AILEITP will provide the students with an arsenal of methods and skills to use during the course of 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, and an end of program interviewing laboratory. 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.
Students will have the opportunity to practice and enhance their skills through many in-class, instructor lead exercises, as well as an end of program interviewing laboratory designed to utilize the skills acquired during the AILEITP. Contract role players are used for this laboratory, which are videotaped and used to further refine the investigator’s skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Cognitive Interview
- Interviewing Strength and Weakness Forum
- Behavioral Baselines and Emerging Trends in LE Interviews and Interrogations
- Theories and Methods of Interrogations
- Components of Advanced Rapport Strategies
- Question Types to Elicit Admissions
- Addressing and Mitigating Denials
- Countering Interviewee Questions
- Advanced Evidence and Theme Presentation
- Orientation to Interrogation Laboratory
- Interrogation Case Study
- Subject Elimination Interviews
- Interrogation Laboratory
- Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training. If you do not know your agency representative you may contact: FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov for assistance.
- State, local and tribal officers requesting training should apply online. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, please email FLETCAdmissions@fletc.dhs.gov
- International (non-US) personnel should email FLETCemail@example.com or telephone 912-261-4023.
Program Contact Info
Glynco: (912) 267-2846
Artesia: (575) 746-5962