Interview & Interrogation: Basics - Montgomery

Dates: March 10, 2021

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

Location: Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

APOST Hours: 6.00

Cost: $0.00

Sorry, this course is full.


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.

Description: 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:
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

Schedule: Registration check-in starts at 8:30 a.m. The training will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. including a lunch break.

Location: AUM Center for Lifelong Learning, 75 TechnaCenter Drive, Montgomery, AL 36117

Cost: FREE for law enforcement officers

Instructor: Wesley Richerson is an experienced law enforcement instructor and holds instructor certifications from the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and the Alabama Peace Officers Standards and Training Commission.
He is currently employed at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office as the Commander of the Administrative Division. His responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations and budgetary needs of the Sheriff's Office. He is also the Assistant Emergency Communications Director for the Montgomery County Emergency 911 Center. He has directed the Training Division and served as the Tactical Commander of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office SWAT Team. He previously served as the Commander of the Special Operations Bureau where he led investigations into narcotics, street gangs, and organized crime. During his career, he has served in the Patrol Division, K9 Unit, Narcotics Unit, Criminal Investigations Division, and as an Investigator on the FBI Safe Streets Violent Gang Task Force.
Wesley has a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a Master's degree in Justice Administration from Faulkner University. He is also a graduate of the FBI National Academy Class 271.

Sponsors: Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse and Training Institute and Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc,

Credit: Approved for six hours of APOSTC advance training credits. Certificates will be issued at the end of training.


Cancellation Policy

**Online Self-Cancellation: You may now remove/cancel yourself from a class or waiting list online! Self-Cancellations online can only be completed up until two days prior to the start date of the class. Please log in to your account, click on Registration History, then Current Courses, and then you may choose the classes you need to cancel. If you need to cancel in less than two days prior, please contact our office at 334-244-3804 or
No Shows: Most of our classes have waiting lists and we need to know ASAP if you are not able to attend. We are tracking all no shows (people who do not attend class and don’t notify us prior to the start of class).
Fee: $0.00

Center for Lifelong Learning 159-160

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.


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