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Training - Interviews & Interrogation

Woman conducting an interrogation of a man whose back is to the camera.

The twenty-first century is a time of dramatic change, but one aspect of investigation and intelligence collection has changed very little in thousands of years. If an agent or investigator wants to collect information from people, they must ask questions. The setting for those questions may range from a secure location with a source who is in custody to a living room with a source who just offered the investigator a cup of coffee. Regardless of the setting, the necessary skills are the same. 

A successful interviewer is one who is trained to:

  • listen carefully to what is said,
  • "hear" what is left unsaid,
  • interpret non-verbal cues and vocal inflections,
  • recognize indicators of deception,
  • identify cues that indicate useful lines of questioning,
  • ask questions that generate useful information, and
  • establish and build rapport with a source.

Our team has designed curricula to assist a wide range of professionals - including law enforcement officers, intelligence agents, private and corporate investigators, attorneys, and human resource leaders - in developing and improving these skills in a manner consistent with the highest professional and ethical standards. We offer a number of different training programs, of varying lengths and at all skill levels, which can be adapted to the specific needs of your organization. Course material is drawn from national and international sources, and then tailored by our skilled instructors to match specific missions or domains.

As with all of our training, the Human Intelligence Group is committed to providing interrogation training that is evidence-based, and built on current, peer-reviewed research and consensus-based standards and guidelines. For more information, please contact us.