Program I

A Review of Forensic Interview, Interrogation, Persuasion and Interpersonal Communication Techniques 

A police officer offers comfort following an attempted suicide.

An empathetic officer is an effective officer

Enriching interpersonal communication as a whole has been proven to drastically reduce citizen complaints. Yet less than two percent of an officer’s formalized training focuses on this well-known fact.  The topics selected for this course were specifically chosen to help ease these complaints by encouraging officers to use a voluntary compliance approach.  One way to do this is by making a special effort to educate participants in certain movements called implicit communication.  These gesticulations relate to a person’s immediate mental state and are unlike truth or deception clues.  Other focus include: ethical interrogation and persuasion methods, rapport building through tactical body language analysis and understanding implicit communication, microfacial expressions, detailed strategies for rehearsed vs. spontaneous lying situations, forensic lie and truth detection methodology, and false confession discussions.  Curriculum is available in a 16 or 24-hour format.