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Advanced Interviewing for Law Enforcement Investigators Training Program (AILEITP)

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The Advanced Interviewing for Law Enforcement Investigators Training Program (AILEITP) is designed to enhance the skills of law enforcement criminal investigators as they conduct interviews of victims, witnesses and suspects. During their initial law enforcement training, students are taught the basic steps of a law enforcement interview. While these steps are important to learn, understand and apply, this initial training laid only the basic foundation needed for the beginning criminal investigator. The AILEITP will provide the students with an arsenal of methods and skills to use during the course of various interview and interrogation situations they will face on a daily basis. The AILEITP instruction will teach students how to obtain information effectively through various interview and interrogation methods, techniques and theory.

Throughout the AILEITP, students will take part in lectures, hands-on exercises with immediate instructor feedback, and an end of program interviewing laboratory. The AILEITP will have various break-out sessions where students will have more one-on-one time with an instructor, thus enhancing the entire training experience.

Type: Advanced

Length: 4.5 class days


With a wide variety of courses built for the AILEITP, the students will learn the advantages of effective verbal and nonverbal communication as well as ways to detect deception through verbal and nonverbal observations of others. Interview and interrogation theories will be presented along with various techniques of approaching different types of interview situations. These skills will help the students better prepare for their real world cases.

Students will have the opportunity to practice and enhance their skills through many in-class, instructor led exercises, as well as an end of program interviewing laboratory designed to utilize the skills acquired during the AILEITP. Contract role players are used for this laboratory, which are videotaped and used to further refine the investigator’s skills.

Courses include:

  • Interviewing Strength and Weakness Forum  
  • Theories and Methods of Interrogations
  • Question Types to Elicit Admissions
  • Eye Accessing Cues and Behavioral Baselines
  • Advanced Rapport Strategies
  • Handling Denials
  • Countering Interviewee Questions
  • Interrogation Case Study
  • Interrogation Laboratory and Interrogations
  • Advanced Evidence and Theme Presentation
  • Subject Elimination Interviews
  • Emerging Trends in Law Enforcement Interviews

Tuition and Cost

TUITION-FREE Attendees are responsible for all travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Prerequisites for Attendance

Preference for admission into this program is given to non-federal law enforcement officers or other emergency responders working in rural areas. “Rural” is defined as any area outside of a metropolitan statistical area (MSA), as defined by the Office of Management and Budget; or any jurisdiction inside of a MSA located in a county, borough, parish or land under the jurisdiction of an Indian Tribe with a population of no more than 50,000. Please visit Eligibility Requirements for more information. Non-rural applicants may be admitted on a space-available basis approximately 35 days prior to the program’s start date.

Non-rural applicants will be admitted on a space-available basis beginning approximately 35 days prior to the program’s start date.

Registration Information

(1) Go to to create an account or login to an existing account; (2) Once logged in select “view/register for courses” under Basic User Functions at the left of the page; (3) select desired course and location and click on “search”; and (4) course options will populate below the box and then select “apply” to register for desired course.

Contact Information

Call 1-800-743-5382 or E-mail us at and reference the name of the program.

Training Dates

Idaho Falls, ID / Idaho Falls, ID -- May 07, 2012 to May 11, 2012