Joshua Helton

Instructor Joshua Helton did all the research for you, so you don’t have to! As a lead instructor and designer for our Modern Interview and Interrogation course, he’s spent countless hours making sure our course was in harmony with the latest research. Instead of coercive, guilt-presumptive interrogation techniques of the past, Josh and the rest of the design team have created an interview and interrogation training course that is science-based, legally defensible and effective.

Josh is currently a Police Officer Northern California where he is assigned to the Patrol Division. He previously served as a Corporal with the Davis (California) Police Department where he had served from 2006 – 2022. He specialized in the investigation of non-fatal strangulation assaults and intimate partner violence cases. Josh is an experienced trainer in trauma-informed interviewing and provides expert witness testimony on strangulation assaults and intimate partner violence dynamics.

Josh serves as a faculty member with the Training Institute on Strangulation Prevention and is an instructor for advocate-certification training for regional community-based advocacy organizations. He is a member of the End Violence Against Women International (EVAWI) Cadre of Experts, a group of top professionals in the field of criminal justice response to sexual assault and gender-based violence. Josh holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Psychology and one in Criminal Justice.

Josh believes the most effective criminal justice responses occur when professionals collaborate to bring a multidisciplinary perspective to their work. Josh and his fellow instructors are ready to make you confident in conducting interviews.