Interview and Interrogation - Basics - Baldwin County

Dates: October 5, 2020

Meets: M from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Baldwin County APOST LETA

APOST Hours: 6.00

Cost: $0.00

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Location: Baldwin County APOST LETA

Address: 15950 Mosley Road, Stapleton, AL 36578

Time: 9 am to 4 pm (Registration at 8:30 am)

Law Enforcement Contact Hours: 6 hours (October 5) and/or 6 hours (October 6)

THIS IS PART ONE OF A TWO DAY CLASS You DO NOT have to attend both days to get credit, but you have to register for each day to get the 12 hours.

Obtaining information from victims, witnesses, and suspects is an art, not a science. To the extent that officers understand this concept, officers will be successful in obtaining complete and accurate information. This two-day course will address basic communication concepts (day 1) as well as an introduction to methods of successfully obtaining information beyond the basics (day 2). You have to register for each day for 12 hours.

You will receive a copy of a book written by the course instructor if you attend BOTH days of training.

Part One course content: October 5
Interview & Interrogation Basics

  • Ethical Considerations about obtaining information
  • How an interview should be organized
  • Methods of improving Listening Skills
  • The essentials of building and assessing Rapport
  • Ways to deal with Angry People
Part Two course content: October 6
Interview & Interrogation Beyond the Basics
  • Telephone Interview do's and don't
  • How to recognize and accommodate Multicultural Interviews
  • Diversity and Special Needs
  • Behavior Analysis
  • Detecting Deception, Cognitive Interviewing, Neuro-linguistic Analysis, and Statement Analysis.
Instructor: Dr. Lou Harris, retired FBI agent, retired Faulkner University Professor of Criminal Justice and Department Chair, currently developing a CJ major at Huntingdon College. Lou has conducted hundreds of interviews as a federal investigator and used those experiences in the world of academia.

Sponsors: This seminar is sponsored by AUM's Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, Alabama ABC Board, Alabama Peace Officers Association, U.S. Attorney's Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is partially funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #19-DJ-ST-002 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.

This APOST Certified (6 hour each day) training seminar will begin at 9:00 a.m. (sign in starts at 8:30 am), and will end at 4:00 p.m. This seminar is open to law enforcement officers only and there is no cost to attend.

For assistance with registration please contact Brittany Thomasson. Phone: (334) 244-3804 Email:


2020 NO SHOW/CANCELLATION POLICY: Since we have VERY limited seating in classrooms with social distancing, NO SHOWS without notice effects people on class waitlists. We understand that in the law enforcement profession there are times that you cannot attend a class, but you can notify us by responding to the reminder emails that are sent out approximately one week prior to the class. We will begin tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don't notify us prior to the start of class). We are hoping this policy will cut down on people registering for numerous classes and not showing up for the those classes, which causes a 10-30% no show rate.
Fee: $0.00

Baldwin County APOST LETA

15950 Mosley Road
Stapleton, Alabama 36578


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