Modern Interview and Interrogation

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

Easy, practical, and it works.

Modern 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 interview and interrogation course, only to find out the training is overly complicated or is nothing more than big city detectives telling war stories. 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. But, there is an even bigger problem with many of those “old-school” interview and interrogation courses: they are teaching techniques that are not only outdated and based on pseudo-science, but some can also easily land you in hot water when the case goes to court.

Interviewing suspects doesn’t have to be hard and you shouldn’t have to wait until you’re 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.

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 you’re 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 easy it will be for you to conduct interviews after this training because you’ll know simple concepts that are highly effective.

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.

Frank Lowe

Frank Lowe has a lifelong commitment to helping students like you be successful. He is a seasoned instructor with experience as a police academy instructor and coordinator, in-service instructor and community college instructor. While serving as an investigator and a detective supervisor, Frank learned the intricacies of how to effectively gather information. He has honed that experience into simple concepts he can teach you.

Dom, Joshua and Frank 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 Modern 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.

What are students are saying:

“Must attend. Great class.”

— Deputy Javier Acosta, San Mateo County Sheriff's Office (CA)

“I had no experience with interviews. This made me much more confident.”

— Deputy Aubrey Phillips, Alameda County Sheriff's Office (CA)

“Learning T.E.D.S. and conversation launchers was great because now I have more tools to help me get the facts.”

— Officer Damien Wyrick, San Francisco Police Department (CA)

“Before this course I was feeling insufficient as an investigator but in this course I learned about T.E.D.S, the question funnel and conversation launchers and now I feel more confident to interview suspects and witnesses.”

— Deputy M.D., San Mateo County Sheriff's Office (CA)

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.

In addition, 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 proper 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. Make sure you’re attending an Interview and Interrogation training that is in harmony with the latest research and will teach you modern techniques. Attend the Savage Training Group Modern Interview and Interrogation course and learn to conduct interviews in a modern, professional, and legal manner.