Interviewing Techniques

This 24 hour course will cover a variety of topics relating to different types of interviews that may be conducted.  It will give participants a solid foundation of techniques that they may utilize during interrogations and interviews.  Some of the course content includes information on:

  • The Interview Process
  • Building Rapport
  • Non-Verbal and Verbal Communication
  • Interrogation Process
  • Theme Development
  • Interviewing Juveniles
  • Interviewing Informants
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming
  • Cognitive Interview
  • Behavioral Analysis Interview
  • Research
  • Written Confessions

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via LMS or complete the application under "Required Forms". 

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.


Patti Toth (Child Abuse Investigations Program Manager), Roxana Jenny-Williams (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7362

Who can attend our classes?

Class is only open to active corrections officers, law enforcement officers and other criminal justice personnel.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will need check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


Classes will be held 0800 – 1700 Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations will vary by session.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$100 no show or late cancellation fee


Registration is preferred through the LMS system.  If a paper application is needed, please complete the form below and email to for processing. 

Training sessions

Session Session Title Selection Date Dates & Hours Location Status Cost Downloads
0222-4 Interviewing Techniques 2/11/2020 3/10/2020 - 3/12/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Spokane Police Department Training Center
2302 North Waterworks Street
Spokane, WA 99022
Full $150 Student Instructions
0222-5 Interviewing Techniques 3/24/2020 4/21/2020 - 4/23/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Clark County Sheriff's Office
505 Northwest 179th Street
Ridgefield, WA 98674
Open $150 Student Instructions
0222-6 Interviewing Techniques 4/28/2020 5/26/2020 - 5/28/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $150 Student Instructions
0222-3 Interviewing Techniques 8/11/2020 9/8/2020 - 9/10/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
19010 1st Avenue South
Burien, WA 98148
Open $150 Student Instructions
0222-2 Interviewing Techniques 8/18/2020 9/15/2020 - 9/17/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
North Central Education Service District Building
430 Olds Station Road
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Open $150 Student Instructions
0222-1 Interviewing Techniques 10/6/2020 11/3/2020 - 11/5/2020
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700
Oak Harbor Fire Department
855 East Whidbey Avenue
Oak Harbor, WA 98277
Open $150