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 of the courses and training programs presented by John E. Reid and Associates, Inc on this website. If you need to verify that a training program that 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.
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 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 on the Miranda advisement of rights. Also, in 1994 the United States Supreme Court referenced our textbook in making their decision in the case Stansbury v. California.
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.
Our instructors average 37 years of experience, during which time they have conducted hundreds of thousands of interviews and interrogations. Many of the staff hold a Masters of Science Degree in the Detection of Deception and all are Certified in the Reid Technique (CRT).
RESEARCH VALIDATING THE REID TECHNIQUE
International research from Japan, Korea, Spain, Canada and the US has validated the core elements of the Reid Technique, including the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group created by President Obama in 2009. Details can be found on this website.
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, Israel, India, Norway, China, Luxembourg, Africa (Tanzania, Kenya, Djibouti, and Liberia), Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Peru, Jamaica, Ecuador, Iraq, Slovakia, Italy, Great Britain, Oman, Columbia, Barbados and, South Korea. Our training manual has been translated into Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and German.
HOW STUDENTS VALUE THE TRAINING
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 rate’s 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 program was worth the investment they made to attend the program
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.
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." (IOMA Security Director's Report)
99% OF REID TECHNIQUE CONFESSIONS ADMITTED
In a 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.
On a regular basis our firm is contacted and retained by 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 website as to the issues of false confessions, example confession testimony, case decisions, relevant research and more.
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 program 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 the present. Copyright in these materials has been registered in the United States Copyright Office.
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.
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