Investigative Interviewing - an introduction

A professional, well-planned interview can make or break an investigation and can have a significant impact on the impression that your service gives to the public. Our introductory interview course will enable investigators and enforcement officers confidently interview witnesses and suspects in accordance with the law and good practice.

Course Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, you will be able to understand:

  • The elements of PACE that impact on interviewing
  • Principles of Investigative Interviewing
  • Skills of an interviewer
  • Listening skills
  • Questioning techniques to assist with gathering evidence
  • The PEACE model of interviewing
  • Conversation management
  • Interviewing of witnesses
  • Interviewing of suspects

Course Delivery - Classroom

We will deliver this course at your site for up to 10 delegates. Every delegate comes with their own level of understanding and experience and as a result, each course delivery will vary. Although this course is only an 'introduction' course, we will give your delegates the opportunity to practice some of the skills they learn by interviewing each other and the course trainer as well as giving plenty of opportunity for feedback.

We anticipate that the training will take up to 7 hours and at the end of the day your staff will be tired!

We are currently working on our online delivery version of this course, which will give the theory and examples, but of course will lack the practical elements.  When this is available all classroom delegates will receive free access to the online course for 3 months. 

What do our learners say about interview training:

Very good, knowledgeable and approachable and keen to make it relevant for us. Very happy with the training/trainer

I've had loads of police courses including really exciting ones like driving at speed, but this is the best course I've ever been on!

Bespoke courses available on request.

For more information or to book your training call 0203 150 0891 or click on the link below