Criminal Interview & Interrogation Techniques

Event Info
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 8:00am to Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 4:00pm

This 3-day, State Certified course will provide a formalized approach to the interview and interrogation process that will benefit both new and experienced personnel.  Instruction will focus on practical application rather than theory to help students benefit immediately from their classroom experience.  Students will learn a broad range of cutting-edge methods and proprietary tools for conducting more effective interviews and interrogations, resulting in identifying the truth more efficiently and with less resistance.  The training is fast-paced and will include the WZ Non-Confrontational Approach, the Selective Interview Technique, the Fact-Finding Interview Technique, and the Participatory Approach.

The WZ program is unique in that it provides training in multiple techniques for interviewing and interrogation.  Essentially, there is no single, right way to interrogate every suspect.  If a person is trained in multiple methods, they have the ability to use the technique most appropriate for the type of case and individual they are interviewing.  In addition, if one method is not working, the investigator has additional techniques to utilize.  This course has been approved for 24 hours credit toward the 32-hour recertification requirement for Lead Homicide Investigators in Illinois.

Instructor:  Lou Tessmann, CFI

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Kevin Koontz: 217-819-4028 /
MTU 12 - IL Law Enforcement Training & Standards Board
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