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Seminar Title:  
Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers

DATES:  9/18/2019 through 9/19/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Wayne Sheppard

LOCATION:  Public Agency Training Council Training Center - 5235 Decatur Blvd, Indianapolis, IN  46241

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn - Indianapolis, IN  317-856-6200
$95 Double or Single
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.

Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.

He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.

He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.

Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.

He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.

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Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

The Kinesic Roadside Interview Technique® is a multi-phase behavioral analysis system that is used to improve the communications process to conduct more effective and efficient roadside interviews.

This two (2) day course will provide the street/road patrol and drug interdiction officer with the knowledge and understanding from both a verbal/non-verbal and emotional response of subjects of a vehicle stop.

This understanding of the subject will assist the officer conducting the roadside interview in detecting deceptive signals and stress response answers.

The Roadside Diagnostic Phase

Control Of The Interview: The area or distance from which the roadside interview is conducted will solicit various verbal and behavior responses.

Verbal Cues: Identification of symptoms of speech quality and content which gives the officer the clues as to whether statements of the subject(s) are truthful or deceptive when a relevant questioned is asked.

Speech Rate: When a subject's rate of speech speeds up in an area, it indicates that area has already been prepared or rehearsed as a response. The implication is that the subject has anticipated an inquiry into this area and has already prepared the deceptive response.

Vocal Skippers: Deceptive subjects experience more frequent occurrences of speech disturbance. The disturbances occur because the subject is trying to attain or is having difficulty maintaining their thought pattern. (i.e. Stammering, Stuttering, Slurring Words)

Angered Roadside Subject: This subject may verbally attack you and what you stand for or make threatening statements. The deceptive subject will try to attempt to block your interview in this manner.

Subject Denial: Denial is the mood in which the subject re-enforces his commitment to reject his guilt or involvement. The more denial progresses the more difficult the subject is to say "yes". (i.e. Memory Lapses, Denial Expressions, Qualifiers, Stalling Tactics)

Bargaining Statements: Complaining about themselves is a form of bargaining.
"Soft Words"     compliance, "Religious Statements" I swear, "Name Dropping" people the subjects know.

Non-Verbal - Body Language: The key to detecting deceptive behavior is to observe incongruent signals between verbal and non-verbal behavior. Body language is the "Check Register" of moods. (i.e. Head Movement, Sweat, Eye Pupillary Response, Lip Behaviors, Facial Color)

Why Attend?

1.  DEA officials have estimated that 40 percent of all drug arrests in this country start with a traffic stop.

2.  Our roads and highways are encumbered with drivers of suspended or revoked license, carrying burglary tools, firearms connected with an armed robbery.

3.  Detection of drunk/drug and impaired drivers.

4.  Transportation of illegal contraband drugs/weapons, etc.

5.  Detect deception during felony car stops, stolen vehicles, drivers license, etc.

6.  The Oklahoma Bomber was apprehended during a roadside/field interview.

7.  Field interviews are conducted by street/road patrol officers as first responders i.e. domestic disputes, disturbance calls.
8.  Accident interviews by first responder.

9.  More illegal guns are taken off the streets as a result of traffic stops than by any other tactic.

10.Increasingly, law enforcement agencies are discovering the importance of the street/road patrol officers ability to detect deception with effective interview skills as a valuable tool in the fight against crime.

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