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Criminal Interview & Interrogation LHI

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Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Ends On: Friday, January 24, 2020
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Instructor Location:
LETAC Training Center & Office
840 S. Spring Street, Suite B
Springfield, IL 62704
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Member's Fee: $0
Non-Member & Civilian Fee: $0
This training covers the following mandates:
Lead Homicide, Law Updates, Constitutional & Proper Use, Procedural Justice, Civil Rights & Human Rights
Course Description: The purpose of the course is to crystallize the experience of the seminar participant by instructing them in multiple methods of interview and interrogation that will prove most useful in the investigative process. For the new officer, it will form the basis for growth by providing a structured format that can be used while the investigator gains experience. The approach of the course is one of practical application rather than theory. The time spent in the course will enable participants to immediately benefit from what they have learned in the seminar.
WZ proposes to provide a complete course in multiple interview and interrogation techniques, including the WZ Non-
Confrontational Method, Selective Interviewing Techniques, Fact-Finding Interview and the Participatory Approach.
The WZ Method complements and enhances other techniques and many of our law enforcement clients, including
Federal Government Agencies, have designated this combination as their standard approach to interview and
interrogation training. A non-confrontation approach often produces more reliable intelligence information compared
to coercive interrogation methods. They have found that intelligence gathered through coercion is sometimes
inaccurate or false and that some direct tactics may cause emotional and psychological discomfort that may
significantly impact the ability of the source to recall information accurately.
The WZ Non-Confrontational Method has proven to be of significant value in educing, or drawing out, information from
suspects and sources. In many cases, the subject can be engaged in such a manner that he or she reveals information
without being aware of giving away anything of value. This may be especially important in establishing rapport, opening
conversation and maintaining interaction with a source that appears initially unwilling to provide information.
Combining the WZ Non-Confrontational Method and other methods of interrogation affords the interviewer multiple
pathways to interview a subject, rather than a single approach. Flexibility of approach allows the interrogator to alter
strategies depending on the reactions of the suspect.
To Register: Email registration to You may also fill out and submit our online registration form through the website at or call 217-726-7014 to register by phone (be sure to include all pertinent information). MTU #10 local member department officers will be given registration preference until seven days prior to the date of class. After that date, registrations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis, regardless of MTU status. We cannot accept registrations from individual officers. All registrations must go through your Chief, Sheriff, or department training office, even if you are attending class on your own time.

Cancellation: If a class must be canceled for any reason, every effort will be made to do so at least 2 weeks before the class is scheduled to begin. However, there are circumstances where last minute cancellation is out of our control. All officers who have been registered for training will be contacted at the email address given at registration, so please be sure to provide an email address which is checked often