U. S. Supreme Court Recognition – In June 2004 in the case of Missouri v. Seibert, the United State Supreme Court referenced our company and our book, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, as examples of law enforcement resources that offered proper training. In 1994 the United States Supreme Court referenced our textbook, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, in making their decision in the case Stansbury v. California. Courts throughout the country have recognized The Reid Technique as the leading interview and interrogation approach used today in both the law enforcement and business communities

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THE ORIGINAL

John E. Reid and Associates began developing interview and interrogation techniques in 1947. The Reid Technique of Interviewing® and Interrogation is now the most widely used approach to question subjects in the world. The content of our instructional material has continued to develop and change over the years. John E. Reid and Associates is the only organization that can teach the current version of our training program on The Reid Technique®.

You will find a complete listing of all seminars and training programs presented by John E. Reid and Associates, Inc on this web page. If you need to verify that a seminar you are considering is taught by John E. Reid and Associates, and contains the most current and updated information developed by us, call Julie Rock at 1-855-479-3959.

99% OF REID TECHNIQUE CONFESSIONS ADMITTED

In a recent survey of Minnesota and Alaska law enforcement investigators trained by John E. Reid and Associates, 3,153 (99.4%) of their 3,162 confessions were admitted by the courts.

THE ACKNOWLEDGED LEADER IN THE FIELD

"When asked which vendors they rely on most for building their own skills and that of staff, a whopping 80% of security pros cited John E. Reid and Associates." (Dec. 2002 IOMA Security Director's Report)

COPYRIGHTS

John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. is the exclusive owner of all rights in the copyrighted works and trademarks, and is the sole authorized provider of the current and up-to-date seminar course

THE REID TECHNIQUE AND THE REID TECHNIQUE OF INTERVIEWING AND INTERROGATION®

John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. owns all intellectual property rights in and to, including but not limited to copyright in the materials and course books used to teach

"The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation¨ course from 1984 through and including 2018. Copyright in these materials has been registered in the United States Copyright Office.

THE REID CONSORTIUM

The Reid Consortium is a program offered to preferred clients in which they receive special discounts on course registration fees and training materials for their department or agency, as well as free seats at our seminars.

THE REID PREFFERED GROUP OF ASSOCIATIONS (RPGA)

The RPGA is a program offered to associations in which their members receive special discounts on course registration fees and training materials.

TESTIMONY EXPERTISE

On a regular basis our firm is contacted and retained by Prosecuting Attorneys from around the country as expert witnesses or consultants on proper interview and interrogation techniques. We provide extensive information for practitioners and members of the judiciary on our web page as to the issues of false confessions, example confession testimony, case decisions, relevant research and more.

COURT RECOGNITION

The courts in the United States have recognized The Reid Technique® as the leading interview and interrogation approach used today in both the law enforcement and business communities. In 1994 the United States Supreme Court referenced our textbook, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, in making their decision in the case Stansbury v. California.

GOVERNMENT RECOGNITION

Our expertise on the topic of behavior symptom analysis, interviewing and interrogation techniques was recognized by the National Security Agency which awarded John E. Reid and Associates (in conjunction with Michigan State University) a sole source bid for a scientific study on the use of behavior symptoms in the detection of deception. The results of the study were published in the Journal of Forensic Sciences.

GSA CONTRACT

The General Services Administration awarded a Federal Supply Schedule contract to John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. effective April 23, 2004. Our contract number is GS-02F-0164P

INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

Our firm has been awarded contracts for training from NATO; the Bavarian and Berlin Law Enforcement communities in Germany; and have conducted training programs in Bosnia-Herzegovina; the Czech Republic; the United Arab Emirates; Singapore; Japan; Mexico; Canada; Belgium; and, South Korea. Our training manual has been translated into both Spanish and German.

THE AUTHORITIVE TEXT

Our book, 5th edition of the Criminal Interrogations and Confessions book 2013, is considered by the courts and practitioners to be the "Bible" for interviewing and interrogation techniques. The book has been translated into Chinese, Japanese and Turkish.

POST RECOGNITION

State Police Officer Standards and Training Boards accredit and oftentimes reimburse tuitions to officers attending John E. Reid and Associate seminars

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MEDIA RECOGNITION

The national news media oftentimes contacts John E. Reid and Associates as experts for our comments on stories involving detection of deception issues. On many of the news magazine shows- 60 Minutes, Dateline NBC, 48 Hours and 20/20 – John E. Reid and Associates has been recognized as the leader in the field of interviewing and interrogation training.

STAFF EXPERIENCE

The accumulated experience level of our instructors exceeds 250 years, during which time they have conducted over 75,000 interviews and interrogations. Many of the staff hold a Masters of Science Degree in the Detection of Deception.

On a daily basis our firm is retained to provide interviewing services for businesses, law enforcement, attorneys and government agencies.

SPECIALIZATION

Our firm has developed a series of specialized courses that are the exclusive proprietary property of the firm. These are programs that contain copyright protected material that no other organization can utilize.

THESE PROGRAMS INCLUDE

The Advanced Course on The Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation

The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing® for Child Abuse Cases

Hiring the Best: Applicant Interviewing Techniques and Strategies®


One of our most recent books, The Investigator Anthology, contains 11 chapters devoted to specialized interview, interrogation and investigative techniques for specific types of criminal activity.

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

Our firm has conducted numerous studies on the detection of deception, and has published extensively on the topic. In a few months you will find a new section on our web site called "The Library" in which we will reproduce many of our published articles and studies.

CERTIFICATION


The Reid Institute, a membership of professional investigators, offers a Certification program designed to enhance the investigative skills of those who meet the rigid standards required to achieve certification.

INTERNET

Our website, provides investigators with timely legal updates, new developments, and the monthly "Investigator Tip." and is used regularly by prosecutors from around the country as a resource for proper interview and interrogation techniques.

SATISFACTION

Not only do we guarantee satisfaction with our services and training programs, but also because of the continued high quality of instruction, hundreds of organizations require that all new staff members attend one of our training programs. Here is a measure of the success students have with The Reid Technique:

95% of the respondents to a survey of 2,000 Reid students reported that using The Reid technique helped them to improve their confession rate

The majority of the respondents said they increased their confession rate by more than 25%; almost a quarter of the respondents said they increased their confession rate4s as much as 50%

97% of the respondents reported that using The Reid Technique increased their case resolution rates

100% of the respondents reported that they thought the benefits they received attending The Reid Technique seminar was worth the investment they made to attend the program


CUSTOMIZATION

Our firm can design our material to meet the needs of your organization. We have successfully customized our training programs for for numerous business, law enforcement and government concerns.

VALIDATED TEACHING TECHNIQUES

The University of Tennessee has carefully examined the quality and effectiveness of our teaching techniques. Over 400 employees of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services attended our training seminar, "The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing for Child Abuse Investigations". The University of Tennessee administered a pre-test examination to each participant before the training, and a post-test examination to each participant following the training to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction. They found that "there was a significant improvement for all groups trained."

REAL LIFE VIDEOTAPES

At our seminars we show a wide variety of real life video taped interviews and interrogations that include theft, arson, abduction, homicide, sexual harassment, burglary and child abuse cases. These tapes can only be shown at seminars conducted by John E. Reid and Associates, Inc.

STUDENT SUPPORT

Past participants who have attended our courses receive free consultation via e-mail inquiries through our web site.