Investigative Interviewing - Online

This five-day online interviewing course will equip detectives and investigators with information and strategies expected to elicit critical case details from victims, survivors, and suspects. It is a new curriculum, focusing on research-based interviewing skills along with how trauma affects the investigator conducting the interview.

The course incorporates a five-part interviewing model, with presentations on suspect, witness, and victim interviews. Students will practice interviewing techniques that include reality-based scenarios utilizing actors and facilitators to guide the attendees through the interviewing techniques at the foundation of this course.

This is a trauma-informed interview course and attendees will learn about the criminal justice relevance of trauma and will also gain an understanding of the neurobiology of trauma.  The goal of the course is to increase your skills in conducting interviews through a trauma-informed lens.  

There will be approximately 2 hours of required pre-course material.  Each student will need to complete this work ahead of class.

The curriculum for this course is new and focuses on research-based techniques to obtain the best information from those you interview.

The course runs Monday through Thursday from 1300-1700 and Friday from 0830-1130.

As this is an interactive online course, each student will need a strong internet connection, video capability, and a working microphone.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via Acadis

If you have any issues with registration, please reach out to the program staff listed on this page.

Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Please note on your application your current assignment as registration priority will be given to those currently doing investigative work.



Kris Goheen (Special Investigations Program Manager), Michael Tesch (Administrative Assistant)

(206) 835-7332

Who can attend our classes?

Class is open to those currently in an investigative unit.

Pre-Course work

Sent via email prior to class with information and deadline for return.




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

$375 no show or late cancellation fee

Training sessions

Session Session Title Dates & Hours Location Status Cost
0227 Investigative Interviewing- Online 11/15/2021 - 11/19/2021
Class Hours:
1300 - 1130
Virtual- Zoom
Cancelled $375
0227 Investigative Interviewing - Online 1/31/2022 - 2/4/2022
Class Hours:
0800 - 1700