MCTC Course Catalog
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Interview and Interrogation

This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

Many criminal organizations within the United States are specially trained to evade and deceive law enforcement officers when questioned. The ability to gain information from individuals involved in criminal activity is essential to any successful prosecution. 

This course is designed to enable federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement professionals to enhance their ability to gain information and determine the truth about criminal activity through the interview and interrogation process. It teaches specialized skills that enable detection of deception through non-verbal and verbal communication with both theory and practical application.

Topics Included

  • Personality typology theme development
  • Competitive examination (exercise)
  • Gathering data
  • Detecting deception
  • Systematic interviewing
  • The interrogation process
  • Formulation and types of questions
  • Body language for the interrogator
  • Effective use of territory and zones

Course Length
Interview and Interrogation is a 5-day (40 hour) course.

There are no prerequisites to attend this course. 

This event is offered on the following dates

Interview and Interrogation
Monday, October 11, 2021 - Friday, October 15, 2021, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Pharr, TX - South TX College-Regional Center for Public Safety Excellence

Interview and Interrogation
Monday, May 9, 2022 - Friday, May 13, 2022, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Winner, SD - Tripp County Fire Department
Registration begins on 02/01/22

Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
7105 NW 70th Bldg 3585  Johnston, IA 50131
1-800-803-6532 (commercial), 431-4756 (DSN), 515-727-3613 (Fax)