Interview & Interrogation/Interpersonal Communications
At every turn in the Criminal
Justice Field, the practitioner interacts with people. In these people
contacts, the practitioner is either giving or receiving information
from someone about something. Typically, this information is
transferred verbally, but if it is significant and relevant it should be
memorialized in writing for future recall. As such it is essential that
law enforcement officers not only have good oral and listening skills,
but writing skills as well. This course is designed to make the most of
both forms of communications. A part of this skill development will
focus on reducing oral conversations to a written format that ultimately
could be used for future court testimony.
The student who completes this
16-hour, 2-day program will:
Learn to organize and prepare
for an interview.
Understand the steps necessary
to conduct a successful interrogation. Be exposed to the psychology
Improve and enhance effective
listening skills. An important trait for gathering information when
communicating with the public.
Learn to conduct an effective
interview and then reduce it to a written report. Learn to design
questions for use in an interview.
Be trained to recognize both
verbal and non-verbal indicators of deception in both an oral and a
**Cancellations for this class must be received
by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being
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