Interview and “Interrogation”

Finally, a modern I&I course for every
patrol officer and detective

Easy, practical, and it works.

Interview and “Interrogation” (I&I) Course

(24 Hours)

California POST Certified: #1345-31445 – Plan N/A


If you are like a lot of law enforcement officers, you’ve had to wait to be sent to an I&I course, only to find out the training is overly complicated and only appropriate for big city detectives working homicide cases. Maybe you tried to memorize their multi-step procedure only to find it wasn’t practical for busy patrol officers or investigators from medium and small agencies. You’ve probably been frustrated and thought there ought to be a better way. Well, now there is. Our course designers experienced the same frustrations you did and spent years creating an interview and interrogation course designed specifically for you.

Interviewing suspects doesn’t have to be hard and you shouldn’t have to wait until your a seasoned detective to learn how to do it. In our course there’s no multi-step procedure to learn. Instead we’ll show you how to cut through the confusion of interrogations with skills you can use every day. You’re going to be amazed at how many suspects are going to want to talk to you after this training.

Instead of a long, dry PowerPoint presentation, you’ll get to practice all the techniques on live role players. You are going to leave with the confidence to know you’re doing it right.

A lot of courses are designed only for detectives conducting a long formal interview, but we’ll show you specifically how even a busy patrol officer can use these skills during their very next arrest.

If getting suspects to talk to you was all you got out of this training, it would be worth attending.

If all you learned was how to avoid the legal pitfalls of a false confessions, it would be worth attending.

If finally mastering the intricacies of rapport building, Miranda law and victim interviews was all you got out of the training, it would be worth attending.

But, you are not going to just get one of those things, you are going to get all of those things! Plus, you are going to leave this training with the greatest asset a criminal investigator can have: confidence. You are going to have the confidence to know you can complete any type of interview in a modern, legal and professional way. You’re going to be unstoppable.

If you are like most officers, you can’t stand those courses where a dry instructor clicks through a PowerPoint. Rest assured, there is no “Death by PowerPoint” here! We only use instructors who are not only experts in conducting interviews but also expert instructors. While we’re incredibly lucky to have them as instructors, this course isn’t about the instructor, it’s about you. We’re here to build your skills and your career. You are the hero in this story. Our instructors will be your guides.

Your Instructors

Instructor Dominic Gamboa is a 28-year veteran of both the San Francisco and Santa Clara Police Departments. Sure he has the street experience to tell you what works and what doesn’t, but he’s also an expert-level instructor. Instead of “Death by Power Point”, Dom is known for captivating students and keeping them engaged.

Officer Joshua Helton is a 14-year law enforcement veteran with the Davis, CA Police Department. As a Detective, he specialized in sensitive investigations including domestic violence and strangulation cases. He is a frequent presenter to prosecutors, law enforcement officers and victim advocates. After an exhaustive amount of special training, Josh has developed an expertise in conducting non-coercive and modern, trauma-informed interviews. More importantly, he knows how to help our students develop the same skills, so they leave the course with confidence.

Dom and Joshua will guide you through everything you need to become an unstoppable interviewer.

Here’s Why You Need This Course

Before Taking the Course

  • “Suspects don’t want to talk to me.”
  • “I don’t have time to do a long interview.”
  • “Miranda, Beheler and all the rules are confusing.”
  • “Other I&I classes aren’t relevant for my day to day work.”

After Taking the Course

  • You’ll learn the practical and legal ways to convince a suspect to talk to you.
  • You’ll learn an efficient way even patrol officers can perform a great interview.
  • You’ll leave this course completely confident about the intricacies of law.
  • This course is a new, modern course specifically designed for both patrol officers and detectives.

This is a comprehensive Interview and “Interrogation” Course for Law Enforcement Officers

This course includes skill development in the following domains:

  • Conversation Management
  • Rapport Building
  • Suspect, Victim, Witness and Informant Interviews
  • Patrol vs. Investigations Settings
  • Principled Based Interviewing
  • Beheler / Miranda
  • Apology Letters
  • The Pitfalls of Using Outdated Techniques
  • Practical and Realistic Exercises

To register you must be a working law enforcement officer.
Parole and probation officers are welcome.
This course is California Post Certified.

Legal Considerations
You Need to Know:

Many of the interviewing techniques being taught to law enforcement officers have been scientifically proven to be coercive and cause false confessions. Using those outdated techniques can be disastrous for not only an innocent person but for you and your agency. Make sure you’re attending an Interview and Interrogation training that is in harmony with the latest research.

Many of the deception detection techniques being taught to law enforcement officers have been debunked by scientific research yet the same techniques have been taught for decades. Research has shown that officers who have received the training are able to accurately spot a liar less than 50% of the time.

Don’t settle for an outdated training course teaching problematic techniques. Set your career up for success. Attend the Savage Training Group Interview and “Interrogation” course and learn to conduct interviews in a modern, professional and legal manner.