Most good interrogators can’t tell you why they are able to identify the guilty or obtain confessions, because they are relying on a “sixth sense” or “gut feeling.” Let us convert your “hunch” into an understandable and objective technique.

This training extensively covers material that will help you become more effective when working with a suspect. Techniques such as analyzing behavior symptoms, non-verbal behavior and suspect psychology will also be discussed and specific strategies will be shared.  Upon completion of this four-day training, attendees will be able to apply the skills and concepts learned to their own interrogations and interviews.

According to past class participants:

  • 95% of the respondents reported that using The Reid Technique helped them improve their confession rate
  • 97% of the respondents reported that using The Reid Technique increased their case resolution rates
  • 100% of the respondents reported that they thought the benefits they received by attending The Reid Technique course were worth the investment they made to attend.

Course Overview

The style, appearance and approach of the successful interviewer and interrogator will be covered, as well as the room settings conducive to these activities. There are 3 main components this training covers.

1. Behavior Symptoms

  • Learn how to analyze and categorize verbal answers from suspects as more indicative of a truthful person or a deceptive person.
  • Learn how to use nonverbal behavior displayed by the suspect to make a determination of whether they are telling the truth or withholding relevant information.
  • Learn how to read nonverbal behavior during the interrogation to identify the suspect's frame of mind and to recognize when the suspect is ready to confess.
  • Learn the six nonverbal behavior symptoms every investigator should know.
  • Learn the psychology of what suspects tell you and what they really mean.

2. Reid Behavior Analysis Interview (B.A.I.)

  • Find out why standard investigative questions of “who,” “what,” “when,” “where” and “how” are often not adequate enough to identify the guilty suspect with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Learn more than 20 behavior-provoking questions that should be asked of all suspects to assist the investigator in identifying the guilty suspect and eliminating the innocent from suspicion.
  • Discover how the guilty suspect’s answers to behavior-provoking questions will give you information needed to elicit the truth during the interrogation.

3. The Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation®

A systematic, common-sense approach to a successful interrogation developed by John E. Reid and Associates through extensive research and practical experience over the past 69 years.

Cancellation Policy

If for any reason you are unable to attend your scheduled course, please contact us prior to the start date of the course. This will ensure that we can provide a full refund of your course fees. If there are extenuating circumstances that prevented you from attending a course, please contact our office as soon as possible. If we do not receive any correspondence from you, you will be responsible for full payment of course fees.


$599 for a 4 day workshop

CEU Information

All training hours will be entered into the Acadis system.