Course Fee

Course Summary

This course is approved for  2.5  hours of continuing education credits by Missouri POST. ** This course does not receive ABMDI credits. 

Who Should Take This Course

  • Law Enforcement Patrol Officers/ Supervisors
  • Detectives and Investigators
  • Medicolegal Death Investigators
  • Coroners
  • Interested Students 


In every interrogation instance, there are steps an investigator must take in preparing for the initial contact with the suspect and how to begin the conversation.  Planning is vital in such areas as deciding if Miranda warnings are needed, what are the facts of the case, and what is the minimum you need to know.  

 This course will also show and explain the difference between an interview and an interrogation and when one might change into the other. 

When a suspect is confronted with the allegations against them, they have four responses they can give.  The instructor details what those responses are and how best to handle each one.

The course also has video recordings of actual interrogations for each of the four initial responses.  

Our online video training and is designed to be interactive with students by random quizzes and, in some cases, a final exam. Student login times, location IP, and activity time within the course are tracked per student by Mixpanel to verify the time spent in the course if needed. Videos cannot be fast-forwarded or skipped, and testing cannot be done until the videos are fully watched.  

Many of the videos have a unique symbol or picture that will appear prominently in the video and is part of the test questions, this will ensure the video has been watched, quizzes must be passed with a 100% so missing the proof of watch image will ensure the quiz is not passed and thus the student cannot move forward in the course.   Also, all quizzes are presented in random question-answer order so each quiz attempt will have questions and answers in an order different than previously shown. This prevents students from sharing answers with other students.  

Certificates will only be available for print after the successful completion of the course material. Each certificate will indicate that it was an online training and will note the approval control number and the CLEE hours given.

 

Course Fee

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Course Introduction and Welcome

    • Content Integrity and Copyright Notice

    • Content and Copyright Notice Acknowledgment

    • Welcome to your new course

    • Join the Private Facebook Community

  • 02

    Foundation and Preparation

    • Interview v. Interrogation (8 minutes)

    • Interrogation Goals and Signs of Success (8 minutes)

    • Planning and Preparation (10 minutes)

    • Confronting the Offender (6 minutes)

    • Quiz: Foundation and Preparation

  • 03

    Starting the Conversation

    • Starting the interview - striking the right balance (17 minutes)

    • The Interview Phase (10minutes)

  • 04

    Four Possible Offender Responses

    • Anticipating the Response (1 minute)

    • The "I did it" Response (16 minutes)

    • The "It didn't happen" Response Part 1 (14 minutes)

    • The "It didn't happen" Response Part 2 (12 minutes)

    • The Self-Defense Response (27 minutes)

    • The "its wasn't me" response (20 minutes)

    • Closing Summary (2 minutes)

  • 05

    Knowledge Quiz:

    • Quiz: Interviewing the Homicide Suspect.

  • 06

    Reading and Resources

    • Interview and Interrogation - eBook

    • SUSPECT INTERVIEWS & THE NEW DETECTIVE

    • SURPRISE SUSPECTS FOR BETTER INTERVIEWS

    • Missouri Law Enforcement CLEE Request

FAQ

  • I’m not currently in this field, can I still take the course?

    Yes. This course is open to students who are wanting to enter the field of death investigation as well as working professionals. It is our goal to help you prepare for the job you are wanting by providing nationally accepted training.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    You will have access to the course material for six months. This, however, does not take into account natural disasters or a major interruption in business.

  • Do we get a certificate at the end?

    The course is an all-inclusive course. So, each student will receive a certificate at the end of all course work denoting credits and approval numbers along with the date of completion.

  • What if I want to talk to someone before I register?

    If you have other questions, please email us or call our academy directly at 1-888-556-0177.

  • What is the refund/exchange policy?

    The refund formula is as follows: Students may request a refund of an online course tuition prior to 30-days after purchase and if less than 50% of the course content has been accessed. Refunds are calculated based on the percentage of accessed content. For example, if 10% completed then a 90% refund will be issued, if 25% completed is 75% refund, and so on. *No refund will be given after 30 days or if completion is 50% or more* Multiple payments for the same course: In cases where the student made extra payment (same course bought multiple times) for the same course, a refund will be issued upon request. There will be a 3.7% transaction cost charged by credit card processor per transaction. All online training courses are tested extensively on all types of systems, browsers, and devices. We can assist you to get started with the course if you are having any trouble.

Instructor

Jim has worked in law enforcement since 1999, serving as a cadet, patrol officer, field training officer, defensive tactics instructor, & detective. Since 2014, he has worked as a detective investigating violent crime, specializing in sexual assault & violent crimes against children. In that capacity, he has investigated hundreds of cases including multiple child homicides and serial rapists. A number of cases have received extensive local & national media coverage. Since 2017, he has lectured regularly at police academies, colleges, and professional conferences throughout the State of Michigan on the subjects of sexual assault, child molestation, child abuse & child homicide. Audiences have included; prosecutors, police officers, detectives, nurses, child protective services workers, social workers, and college students. Jim has also written articles for PoliceOne.com & ILEETA on those topics as well. Finally, Jim is an adjunct faculty member for the Macomb Community College Public Service Institute teaching undergraduate criminal justice classes both online & in-person. In addition, he has developed & taught advanced police training seminars for the Macomb Criminal Justice Training Center focusing on child abuse and sexual assault.

Jim Twardesky

Instructor