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The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing and Advanced Interrogation Techniques

This new 4-day format includes the material from our 3-day Interview and Interrogation program as well as our 1-day Advanced program. This is the most complete program available regarding the Reid Technique.


  • Interview and Interrogation Preparation
  • Distinction Between an Interview and Interrogation
  • Proper Room Environment
  • Factors Affecting the Subject's Behavior


  • Evaluating Attitudes
  • Evaluating Nonverbal Behavior
  • Evaluating Verbal Behavior
  • Evaluating Paralinguistic Behavior


  • The Benefits of Conducting the interview prior to any interrogation
  • Analyzing Factual Information Prior to the Interview
  • Reid Behavior Provoking Questions
  • The Baiting Technique
  • Asking Investigative Questions
  • Asking Hypothetical Questions


  • Preparation prior to the interrogation
  • Assessing the Suspect's Fears prior to the interrogation


  • Step 1: The Positive Confrontation Benefit of the Transition Statement
  • Step 2: Theme Development First Person Themes Third Person Themes and Personal Stories Identifying the suspect's Needs for committing the crime
  • Step 3: Handling Denials Addressing Suspect Challenges Addressing the Suspects Request to see evidence Introducing Evidence Tactics to gain trust Tactics to change the suspect's perception
  • Step 4: Overcoming Objections Handling Logical Challenges
  • Step 5: Procurement and Retention of the Suspect's Attention Use of Role Reversal Challenging the Suspect's Values and Traits Addressing the Suspect's Fear of Consequences Addressing the Futility of continued denials
  • Step 6: Handling Suspect's Passive Mood Having the suspect verbalize agreement
  • Step 7: Presenting the Alternative Question Understanding the Alternative Using Positive and Negative Supporting Statements
  • Step 8: Having the Suspect Orally Relate the Details of the Crime Committing the Suspect to the crime Guard Against False Confessions
  • Step 9: Elements of Oral and Written Statements

Benefits of Attending

Some of the many benefits realized by individuals who attend a REID® training program include learning a time tested process

  • that is in compliance with the guidelines established by the courts
  • that respects the rights and dignity of the individual
  • that is flexible, adaptable and versatile so as to meet the challenges of an ever changing environment
  • that will increase your ability to successfully resolve a wide variety of investigations
  • that will enhance your ability to eliminate the truthful and identify the deceptive individual
  • that has built in safeguards to protect the integrity of the confession
  • that will significantly enhance your interviewing and interrogation skills

    Individuals who attend a REID® training course will learn how to

    • assess the credibility of the information provided by a victim, witness or subject during the investigative interview
    • structure the investigative interview
    • solicit the subject’s story, version of events, or explanation of what happened by using open-ended questions
    • determine the appropriate follow-up questions
    • properly phrase the investigative questions
    • use behavior provoking questions during the interview
    • use persuasion techniques to learn the truth from the deceptive individual
    • to determine the best persuasion approach to use as based on subject insights developed during the interview
    • evaluate and implement from a variety of approaches the most effective as determined by the individual and case characteristics

    Some of the comments from recent 2024 courses:

    • The instructor was effective in conveying the course material in an organized and efficient fashion. He was knowledgeable and passionate about the topic matter and held the learner’s attention; he was able to address all questions without hesitation in a manner that learners could understand.
    • The program gave me a sample template of a structured interview, having a step-by-step process for interviews and interrogations
    • I feel like the class gave me everything I need to feel confident in my interviews going forward
      I enjoyed the practical applications and videos implemented to see the process actually happening
    • The instructor kept the class engaged with active participants and presented actual cases using the information from the course
    • I thought that the videos of real-life interviews and interrogations showing how the techniques were applied were great
    • Course material and the instructor’s delivery were amazing
    • Amazing! The instructor kept rocking it…extremely knowledgeable which benefits all of the courses that you teach
    • The instructor has a way of teaching (volume, stories, things that did and did not work for him)… kept the class engaged the entire 4 days. His experiences and love for the job and career show in high volumes.
    • Videos of interviews and interrogations showing reactions and statements really helps relate to what is being presented and the material in the workbook
    • It’s easy to tell that the instructor is passionate…he’s not “going through the motions”…he was engaged in discussions and had thoughtful responses to questions.

    If you are interested in hosting this four-day training program for your organization or association, please contact Julie Rock / 855-479-3959 /