Investigative Interviewing 1

15 November 2018

This is an intensive course providing the foundation and theory on which to undertake an effective investigative interview with witness or offender and produce an evidential statement or record of interview to further any investigation.

Elements of the theory will be demonstrated and delegates will participate in short exercises to practise their application.

Main topics

  • How people store and retrieve information
  • Importance of interview preparation and how to create a plan
  • Factors influencing the timing of an interview, the choice of interview location and the resources that may be necessary to conduct an effective interview
  • Distinguish between a productive and counterproductive questions
  • Detail and fine grain detail
  • Methods for checking the meaning and accuracy of the information provided, and challenging an account
  • Construct an accurate structured statement from the investigative interview
  • Closing an interview and its importance for the investigative process

Previous comments about the course

Fascinating new insight into recall and questioning

Now aware of the sheer scale of what is needed to gain better info

Hard hitting, intense and well worth while

The best training I’ve been on in thirty years of ROW


Intermediate.  The course is designed for people interviewing and statement taking from user evidence for modification orders.  The techniques apply equally to enforcement.


Alison Knight  Senior partner at DK Training Consultancy.  An experienced investigator having held a wide range of operational, training and organisational appointments. Specialising in bespoke advice, training and support for all areas of investigation for the public and private sector.


Registration and refreshments from 9.30, start 10.00, finish 17.30.

This is a longer than normal day to allow time for some practical application.



Room 2
Speedwell House
Speedwell Street

Speedwell House is an Oxford City Council building located about fifteen minutes walk from the railway station.  Car travellers are strongly recommended to use the Park and Ride as parking in central Oxford is at a premium.

Price & Booking

£245 (exc VAT) members

£344 (exc VAT ) non-members

Includes refreshments but does not include lunch (price reduced accordingly).  There are shops close by.

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Module 2

Interviewing is a practical skill but there is a lot of theory that needs to be understood as a foundation so the course on 15 November is Module One of a two module course, each module being one day.

Module Two includes a case study and role actors with support for participants to plan and undertake an interview followed by constructive feedback to best enable them to transfer skills to the workplace.

Module Two can be run if there is sufficient demand.  It is not included in a booking for Module One.

Completion of a Module One (2018 or previous) is required for attendance on Module Two.