Advanced Interview and Interrogation

Course Description

This dynamic 16-hour (two-day) course focuses on advanced interview and interrogation techniques. The course is aimed at all investigators who want to take their interview and interrogation skills to the next level. The course will begin with an overview of current interview and interrogation tactics; however, the focus of the class is to give the student a formatted methodology which has a proven track record of success. Class participation will be encouraged and video clips will be utilized to enhance the conversation. (TCOLE credits available)


  • Detecting Deception
  • Interview/Timeline
  • Confrontational Interviews
  • Non-Confrontational Interviews
  • Avoiding False Confessions
  • Tactically Introducing Evidence
  • Theme Development
  • Theme Delivery
  • Building Rapport
  • Submission Phase
  • Partial Admissions


Detective Jon Rappa has over 22 years experience as a law enforcement professional with a major emphasis on criminal investigation and suspect interrogation.  He currently works as a Robbery/ Homicide Investigator.  He has published numerous articles on the art of interviewing and is currently writing a book on the subject.

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