Basic Interview and Interrogation Techniques

TUITION:      $200.00

The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, Police Officer Standards and Training Council's Field Services Training Division is offering a five (5) day Basic Interview & Interrogation Techniques course from Monday, December 6, 2021 to Friday, December 10, 2021. The training will take place at the Connecticut Police Academy, 285 Preston Avenue, Meriden, CT from 8:30am to 4:30pm daily. The course will be presented by BOWMAC Educational Services/RSI, Inc.

The program is designed to provide investigators with proven techniques that can be applied in various accusatory and non-accusatory interview situations. Participants will develop skills in preparing for the interrogation with a "game plan" which will emphasize a proactive, rather than a reactive role. The program includes up-to-date information on the legal aspects of interrogation and admissibility of the confession into court. Students are constantly challenged to perform and respond in both formal and informal role play situations to demonstrate mastery of the techniques.


Day One:

  • Orientation, Introduction, Overview, Objectives
  • Part I - Developing Rapport
  • Part II -  The Interview
  • Part Ill - The Interrogation
  • Physiological Responses
  • Lunch
  • Physiological Responses - continued Video Exercises
  • Multiple Suspect Elimination -  1st Interview

Day Two:

  • Review Day One
  • Multiple Suspect Elimination - 2nd Interview & Video Exercise
  • Lunch
  • Practical Exercise -  Small Group Role Plays
  • Forced Response Interviews

Day Three:

  • Review Day Two
  • "Atmosphere" of the Interrogation
  • Legal Considerations in Interrogation
  • Lunch
  • Seven Steps of Interrogation - Overview
  • Interrogation, Phases I and II

Day Four:

  • Review Day Three
  • Interrogation, Phase Ill & IV
  • Lunch
  • Interrogation, Phases V, VI and VII

Day Five:

  • Review Day Four
  • Role Play Assignments - Overview
  • Role Play Exercises
  • Lunch
  • Role Play Exercises - continued
  • Course Review & Critique

The class is limited to (35) attendees. Please complete a registration form from the web and fax it [(203) 238-6119] or email it to Barbara Fullenwiley at by Friday, November 19, 2021. If you have any questions, please contact the Field Services Division at 203-427-2622.

Students successfully completing the course will receive Review Training Credit in the following areas:

  • Area: 503 Interviewing Techniques and Skills (16hrs)

Lunch may be purchased at nearby restaurants. Professional, business attire required.

DISCLAIMER:  The Police Officer Standards and Training Council (POST-C) makes every effort, within its ability and resources, to provide the highest quality, most relevant in-service training programs available at minimum cost to all Connecticut police officers and agencies.  However, POST-C does not provide legal advice, and does not endorse the accuracy or completeness of specific in-service training programs provided by each of its many contractors and training providers.  The materials and opinions of individual providers offered during the course of in-service training are those of the instructor alone, and do not necessarily represent the position of the Police Officer Standards and Training Council, the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, or the State of Connecticut.  Given the multitude of disparate factual scenarios with which law enforcement personnel are presented in the discharge of their official duties, students and sponsoring agencies are strongly advised and encouraged to seek the advice and counsel of their own legal advisors before implementing concepts or adopting specific measures discussed or recommended during in-service training sessions.