Being able to plan and interview confidently and thoroughly.
Interviewing ethically, to obtain accurate and reliable information from witnesses, victims and persons of interest (suspects).
Engaging in the Strategic Use of Evidence (SUE), to better expose deception where it occurs.
Building your confidence, enabling you to manage ALL types of interviewees and third-parties, regardless of the investigative context.
We train the Police how to interview. You’re in safe hands.
Learn how to manage third-parties at interviews so that you can manage lawyers and support persons with confidence.
Deploy an ‘open-mindset’ so that you can plan for investigative interviews thoroughly using a methodical and transparent planning process.
Understand how to structure an investigative interview so that you can interview confidently and thoroughly.
Develop an understanding of memory and the psychology of interviewing so that you can manage your interviewees to increase the chances of obtaining accurate and reliable information.
Conduct professional interviews so that you can obtain high-quality material, information and evidence during interviews.
I haven't conducted an interview at work for approximately 10 years now and was looking for a course that would provide a great review for me and get me back...Read More
I haven't conducted an interview at work for approximately 10 years now and was looking for a course that would provide a great review for me and get me back into the swing of things again. This course was excellent and surpassed my expectations! I particularly found the detailed way in which the instructor completely covered the Conversation Management Model with a home invasion example to be very relevant and well presented. I would give this course 5 stars!!Read Less
I thought the course was quite comprehensive and will be useful for other staff members, particularly for those who don’t have a law enforcement background. ...Read More
I thought the course was quite comprehensive and will be useful for other staff members, particularly for those who don’t have a law enforcement background. ( I have a semi-law enforcement background as I spent several years with Immigration – however I have not undertaken the cert IV in Investigations) I think the techniques explained can be adapted to our line of work, and picked up some useful tips around interviewing. Three aspects I found particularly valuable were: - The concept of context reinstatement in the memory module, to assist witnesses with recalling details - Identifying vulnerable/intimidated interviewees (we often have witnesses in child care who don’t want to provide information due to fear of repercussions from their employers/colleagues) - The conversation management interview technique and planning for this technique – I think this will be especially useful and plan to use this when interviewing my POIs. It was good having the course broken into short modules, as I believe it is easier to digest the information in shorter lots. Use of the home invasion case study was helpful in applying the theory, particularly with the conversation management interviewing. I found that by seeing how the method was applied with an actual example I better understood how to break down and structure the interview and get the most out of the evidence. I also think the quizzes are a good addition and should be kept – this helps the user engage with the course and makes them think about what information they’re taking in, rather than just listening to a recording and not really retaining the information. Overall I think this course will be useful for our team (even for those who have the cert IV – it would be a good refresher and may reinforce some of the techniques they already know).Read Less
I'm really pleased I took this course and I’m happy to say it was good value. I work in HR and I’ve had interview training as part of a Diploma in the past b...Read More
I'm really pleased I took this course and I’m happy to say it was good value. I work in HR and I’ve had interview training as part of a Diploma in the past but it didn’t go into this depth. The models used are easy to understand and the presentations work well in explaining things out. I think I will be a lot more confident holding interviews now and would recommend this training as I think most types of investigators would get value out of it.Read Less
Hello Daren, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Investigative Interviewing Course. I found the delivery of the content was very well done, ...Read More
Hello Daren, I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the Investigative Interviewing Course. I found the delivery of the content was very well done, the communication was clear and easy to comprehend. Please dont let my length of time to complete the course be a reflection on the course itself, sometimes I can take a bit too much on and not realise it straight away, but I always make a point of finishing what I start, no matter how long that may take! Thank you for offering such a high value course, I have learnt a great deal. All the best for the future. Kind regards, Carlo CoccoRead Less
Found the course to be incredibly insightful, especially the detail contained with regards to the preparation for interviews, in order to preserve the integr...Read More
Found the course to be incredibly insightful, especially the detail contained with regards to the preparation for interviews, in order to preserve the integrity of an investigative interview. What’s more, the course content was concise & to the point making it easy to digest.Read Less
Excellent course. Very professional whilst still being relatable. Extremely well structured, with clear learning aims and objectives and helpful recaps of p...Read More
Excellent course. Very professional whilst still being relatable. Extremely well structured, with clear learning aims and objectives and helpful recaps of previous modules as the course progresses. The theory combined with practical application interviews was extremely well done. I learnt an enormous amount and enjoyed the course immensely. Very highly recommended.Read Less
I had reached out to Darren Jay prior to my enrolling and he was extremely helpful and down to earth. No matter what your experience level in investigative ...Read More
I had reached out to Darren Jay prior to my enrolling and he was extremely helpful and down to earth. No matter what your experience level in investigative interviewing, beginner or advanced, you will walk away from this course with new tools and extra confidence. I highly recommend this course to all.Read Less
13 Core Modules
46 Video Lessons covering:
Vulnerable & Intimidated Interviewees
Planning & Preparation
The interview models
The Free Recall Model
The Conversation Management Framework
Knowledge check quizzes and reflection tasks
13 PowerPoint presentations
Audio presentations and readings!
Plus, upon successful completion of the course you will also receive:
A digital printable certificate that can be hosted to LinkedIn, or your other social profiles.
Access to the IMS Professional Investigators Investigative Interviewing Facebook group enabling exchange of ideas and techniques with like-minded professional investigators.
With the benefit of heaps of specialist courses and lots of experience, things turned around and looking back, many of the issues I experienced centered around the lack of a clear planning method and a lack of personal confidence. I worked out that if you plan your interview comprehensively, using a simple to follow methodology, the confidence will be there! Planning and confidence go hand in hand and all but guarantee your interview is going to be successful.
For the past 12 years, I have been working as a Senior Fraud and Corruption Investigator with the New South Wales (NSW) Government in Australia. In the same period, I've also been appointed as a Lecturer in Policing with Charles Sturt University (CSU), the world's largest provider of university education in law enforcement, counter-terrorism, emergency management, customs and border security. At CSU I'm the University's lead Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Investigative Interviewing and I've had experience in designing and delivering Investigative Interviewing short courses and programmes for State and Federal agencies across many jurisdictions.
Having trained law enforcement officers around the world both online and face-to-face for over 10 years now, I’ve been fortunate enough not just to teach investigative interviewing, but I’ve been able to watch how students absorb the subject theory and go on to develop their understanding and knowledge of interviewing and the accompanying psychological principles.
As a result of my observations, I’ve engineered a simple but methodical approach to teaching investigative interviewing so that it’s understood both in terms of theoretical concepts AND practical application.
Add to the mix a proprietary investigative interviewing software that I developed (more about that later!), I’ve been able to create this technologically advanced online investigative interviewing course which will develop your understanding of the theory and enhance your investigative interviewing skills, in any investigative context.
Every aspect of the IMS Professional Investigators Investigative Interviewing course maps back to interview planning and interview confidence. Let’s get those two aspects of your investigative interviewing skill-set nailed!
I look forward to seeing you in the course!
You won't learn how to interpret body-language to decide whether someone's lying or not (it's unreliable).
You won't learn how to interrupt denials (it's unethical), and;
You won't learn how to make someone confess (that's unethical too).
Demonstrate an open-mindset through the use of comprehensive and transparent planning methodologies.
Instil confidence and trust amongst your interviewees and wider stakeholders (Union representatives/Appropriate Adults etc.).
Enable more comprehensive investigation outcomes to be achieved.
Do you offer refunds?
Yes! We’re so confident about the quality of this course that we offer a 30-day full money back guarantee. The IMS Professional Investigators Investigative Interviewing course has been undertaken by Investigators from international organisations such as the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (Ukraine), the World Bank (Washington D.C) and the European Investment Bank (Luxembourg). The course is also delivered in collaboration with a number of leading Universities in the UK, Australia and Germany. That said, if it’s not what you had in mind, let us know within 30-days of your purchase and we’ll give you a full refund. No argument.
Can I have a sneak-peak?
No, but we do offer a 30-day money-back guarantee so it’s really risk-free!
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes! You can pay in full for US $479, or pay in 3 monthly installments of US $165.