Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations
Monday, April 30 - Friday, May 4, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Midwest Counterdrug Training Center
Directions: 7105 NW 70th Ave, Camp Dodge JMTC, Johnston, IA 50131

**This course is formerly known as Interview and Interrogation**


This course is restricted to US military and sworn law enforcement personnel.

Course Description

Many organizations manufacturing and distributing illicit narcotics within the United States are specially trained to evade and deceive law enforcement officers when questioned. Gathering information from the lowest level dealer and then turning the information into action is the most effective means of infiltrating higher levels of drug networks and is successful in curbing the flow of drugs. Gathering accurate and predictive information through interviews and interrogations increases the success rates of identifying new targets and prosecution.

This course is designed to enable federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement professionals to enhance their ability to gain information and determine the truth about illicit narcotics activity through the interview and interrogation process. It teaches specialized skills that enable detection of deception through non-verbal and verbal communication with both theory and practical application.

Topics Included

  • Personality typology theme development
  • Competitive examination (exercise)
  • Gathering data
  • Detecting deception
  • Systematic interviewing
  • The interrogation process
  • Formulation and types of questions
  • Body language for the interrogator
  • Effective use of territory and zones

Course Length

Interview and Interrogation for Drug Investigations is a 5-day (40 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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