Criminal Interview and Interrogation
|Host:||Beverly Hills Public Safety|
|Location:||18600 W. Thirteen Mile Road Beverly Hills, MI 48025|
|Dates:||June 13, 2017 - June 15, 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
Lou Tessmann, CFI
Lou Tessmann, CFI® retired as Deputy Chief for the Waukegan (Illinois) Police Department in 2005 after 23 years of service in a wide variety of experiences including patrol, investigations, training and ultimately Deputy Chief of Police.
Lou is a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marines, retiring as a CWO-4. In addition to his service in Vietnam he was activated for Desert Storm and Desert Shield and has received numerous military awards including the Naval Commendation Medal. Lou began his career as a police officer with the City of Waukegan, Illinois assigned to the patrol division. He was later assigned to the detective bureau for nine years and as a juvenile officer for one year. Lou also served as the Commander of the elite Lake County Major Crime Task Force. The task force works on major criminal investigations relating to homicides, kidnappings, and police-involved shootings. During his career, he has conducted thousands of interviews and interrogations. Most noteworthy, Lou has obtained over 80 homicide confessions during his career with only three instances where he was unable to obtain a confession from the homicide suspect.
Lou delivered Wicklander-Zulawski & Associates, Inc. (WZ) seminars since 1997 to police and private security organizations throughout the country, as well as internationally in locations such as Tokyo, Japan. He has been a guest speaker on programs such as the Discovery Channel, Real Detective and America’s Most Wanted. Lou’s work was recently featured in a Dateline NBC story about convicted child molester Arthur Ream and the unsolved 22-year old murder case of a 13-year old girl in Eastpointe, Michigan. Lou and Wicklander-Zulawski interviewers assisted local law enforcement with the non-confrontational interrogation of the suspect. Their joint efforts resulted in a first-degree murder conviction, a mandatory life sentence without the possibility of parole, and the subsequent recovery of the victim's body.
In addition to his TV appearances, Lou has been a guest speaker for the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis, Missouri State Police Annual Homicide Symposium and ILEETA Conference.
Lou graduated from Northeastern Illinois University with a B.A. degree in English and Physical Education and is a Certified Forensic Interviewer (CFIâ). To qualify for this distinction, a person must pass a standardized examination, which covers a series of topics regarding the interviewing and interrogation process. The CFIâ demonstrates understanding of legal aspects of interviewing and proficiency in interview preparation, behavioral, analysis, accusatory and non-accusatory interviewing, documentation, and presentation of findings. The objective of this certification program is to create comprehensive, universally accepted professional standards combined with an objective measure of an interviewer’s knowledge of those standards.
Lou is a member of numerous professional and training organizations including the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA), International Homicide Investigators Association, the International Narcotics Officers Association and an honorary member of the Western States Cattlemen's Investigators Association.
Host: Beverly Hills Public Safety
Location: 18600 W. Thirteen Mile Road Beverly Hills, MI 48025 Get Directions
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