Criminal Interview and Interrogation
|Host:||Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety|
|Location:||601 N. Park St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007|
|Dates:||December 5, 2017 - December 7, 2017|
This 3-day seminar is designed to teach and reinforce the sound fundamentals of the interview and interrogation process for the professional investigator. This training course offers a broad range of cutting-edge methods and proprietary tools to conduct more effective interviews and interrogations, resulting in identifying the truth more efficiently and with less resistance.
Learn to assess verbal and non-verbal behavior and become more effective on the focus of an investigation and obtaining reliable information. Gather a variety of non-confrontational interview and interrogation techniques to overcome resistance of victims, witnesses and criminal offenders.
Using actual investigations this course offers a diverse collection of case studies to providing strategic tactics to establish guilt and prosecute the offenders.
SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
· Room Setting and Preparation
· Interpretation of Verbal and Physical Behavior
· Selective Interview Technique
· Fact-Finding Interview
· The Participatory Method
· False Confessions
· WZ Non-Confrontational Method
· Handling Denials
· Enticement Questions
· Development & Substantiation of the Confessions
· Elements of the Written and Formal Statements
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This course applies specifically to agencies whose personnel may be called upon to interview or interrogate suspects, victims, informants or witnesses of criminal activity. Investigators and associated law enforcement professionals conducting these inquiries will learn to apply interview and interrogation techniques that most often will uncover the truth and bring these cases to a successful conclusion.
BECOME MORE EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE IN:
· Communicating and building trust with community members
· Using most appropriate method for each case and subject
· Obtaining the truth more quickly and accurately
· Substantiating and closing more successful investigations
· Ensuring statements will be admissible at trial
John Guzman, CFI
John J. Guzman, CFI® graduated from St. Xavier University with a BS in Social Sciences and received a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice and Corrections from Chicago State University. After attending the Reid College he was employed by Robert E. Cummins, Inc. as a polygraph examiner and behavioral analysis interviewer, and eventually was promoted to the position of chief examiner. John administered polygraph examinations and conducted interrogations on various issues, including; murder, sexual assault, bribery, forgery, illicit use of drugs and theft. After he accepted a position with the Chicago Police Department, he continued to conduct polygraph examinations for Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc (WZ).
John was assigned as a uniformed patrol officer until he became a member of the elite Special Operations Group and Gang Crime Unit. John was assigned to CPD’s Narcotic and Gang Investigation Section for twenty-one of his twenty-three year career. His assignments included uniform patrol and plain clothes tactical operations. He was then promoted to the rank of Gang Crime Specialist and has investigated gang-related criminal activity, including homicides, drive-by shootings, and narcotics trafficking. John has qualified as an expert witness and has lectured on street gangs before national gang conferences, law enforcement agencies, neighborhood groups and civic organizations. In 1998, John wrote and compiled the Chicago Police Gang Reference Book which is still in use at the department today and has been distributed to U.S. and international law enforcement agencies.
After retiring from the Chicago Police Department, John moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico and continued his law enforcement career by joining the New Mexico Mounted Patrol as a trooper. He recently retired as a Lieutenant.
In addition to conducting over 40 seminars each year for WZ, John continues to be active course development, including the two-day course entitled Tactical Interview and Interrogation. This class was presented to 1,300 detectives and tactical officers of the Chicago Police Department who were assigned to specialized units such as gangs, narcotics, vice and asset forfeiture.
John was elected to the Board of Trustees for the New Mexico Crime Prevention Association. He belongs to the following professional organizations: Toastmasters International - CTM, National Major Gang Task Force, International Association of Latino Gang Investigators, New Mexico Gang and Terrorism Task Force, International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association and the New Mexico Sheriffs and Police Association.