Interviewing is a required skill and an acquired skill for any investigator, agent, or officer. It takes time, practice, and skill to gain mastery of investigative interviewing but the best indicator of success is the ability to build rapport with your interviewee. This course begins with an overview of interviewing as a whole and concludes with strong instruction on rapport building through the use of “tactical” empathy.

This course will cover: the importance of interviewing; types of interviews; several methods and techniques of interviewing; interview setting; and principles of interviewing. Rapport Building will be the practical focus of this course as an entry into a better and more strategic interview. Practical exercises are included.

Course includes reviews of different methods including behavioral analysis based and linguistic analytical based techniques and methods.