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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Detective Bureau Interrogators Course

Course Category: 

35 hours. 

Various locations in New York City

February 2016 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to identify cues and behaviors associated with deception, analyze and document observations, develop interview strategies, and conduct effective interrogations.


This classroom based course is designed to teach students how to obtain information effectively through various interview and interrogation techniques. Topics include: behavioral analysis, effective interviewing techniques, and interrogation methods.Interrogation techniques instruction includes: Collection and preparation prior to an interrogation, questioning techniques, legal guidelines for custodial interrogations, developing rapport, electronically recording video interrogations, verifiable defense, statement analysis, elicitation techniques, detecting deception, working with translators.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Police Science (6/16) (6/21 revalidation).