This course teaches all types of law enforcement officers from a variety of duty assignments to conduct effective debriefings of new arrestees, jailed prisoners, prison inmates, probationers, parolees, and other individuals for the purpose of acquiring intelligence information and cultivating informants. This training course has been taught to, and used by, members of the NYPD Intelligence Division, Field Intelligence Officers (FIO), and hundreds of law enforcement officers within the 17 impact zones (high crime cities) throughout New York State with outstanding results and subsequent successes. It has resulted in the development of more counterdrug-related informants, terrorist-related informants, and “actionable” intelligence in these zones than ever before.

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Identify the intelligence needs of their respective jurisdiction.
  • Conduct effective debriefings of arrestees, prisoners, inmates, and other offenders with an emphasis on narcotics, terrorist, and gang investigations.
  • Conduct more successful debriefings of difficult individuals.
  • Identify motivations leading to cooperation of potential informants.
  • Use effective body language to increase communication.
  • Phrase efficient questions to greatly increase the potential of acquiring intelligence.
  • Use maximum elicitation communication techniques.
  • Use conducive communicative behavior.
  • Cultivate additional informants useful in combating drugs and other crimes within their jurisdiction.
  • Develop considerably more “actionable” intelligence than before.

Prerequisites: None.

Course Length: 3 days/24 hours.

Who May Attend: Law Enforcement, Corrections, Military (Intel, SF, MP only), Law Enforcement Support (Intel only).