Criminal Interview and Interrogation - Advanced Workshop
|Host:||Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety|
|Location:||601 N. Park St. Kalamazoo, MI 49007|
|Dates:||December 8, 2017 - December 8, 2017|
Utilize practical exercises, new concepts/techniques and psychological principals to enhance the law enforcement officer's ability to obtain legally acceptable confessions and to tailor their criminal interviews for maximum advantage.
This comprehensive workshop teaches a broad range of proven techniques to help you identify the truth and obtain quicker admissions from the guilty and close more successful cases.
The techniques discussed in this program will have application in all types of polygraph and investigative interviews an individual conducts where truthfulness is critical. This includes, but is not limited to interviewing victims and witnesses, as well as individuals suspected of being involved in acts of wrongdoing. This interactive workshop allows participants to work through actual case studies applying techniques taught by the instructor in real-world situations.
Practice your interview and interrogation skills in a workshop environment, 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.
SEMINAR TOPICS INCLUDE:
· Causes of Denials
· Dealing with Difficult Subjects
· Cognitive Interviewing
· The Participatory Method
· Development of the Admission
WHO SHOULD ATTEND:
This is ideal for Police Officers, Detectives, Investigators, Prosecutors, Major Crime Task Force Members, Coroners, Medical Examiners, and First Responders. To register for this program, a participant must have previously attended the WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview & Interrogation or other formal interview and interrogation training.
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
Attendees must have successfully completed the WZ Seminar on Criminal Interview and Interrogation.
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.