Seminar Title

Online-Introduction to Interview and Interrogation for New Fire / Arson Investigators, S.I.U. & 1st Responders

Dates of Events

06/12/2023 through 06/12/2023

Last Updated: 05/30/2023
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Course Registration Fee: $175
Instructor Bio
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Stan Walters
Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”
Stan B. Walters has spent nearly 4 decades studying and researching the science of interview and interrogation. He is the author of
Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, 2d, ed., The Truth About Lying: How to Spot a Lie and Protect Yourself From Deception, and Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation® Pocket Guide. Stan maintains a personal library of 1500+ video taped interviews of inmates in 36 prisons in 17 states and one foreign country and the US Military Detention Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Stan worked on ground breaking credibility research project conducted at John Jay College. The research was in association with the US Naval War College ,NYPD, and the Queens, Manhattan & Bronx District Attorneys’ Offices. He has also served as an interviewing and interrogation subject matter expert for Johns Hopkins University.
Stan has more than 50,000 hours on the platform as an instructor. Among others, he provides training for the National Security Agency and is an Adjunct Instructor for Defense Intelligence Agency – National Center for Credibility Assessment. He has trained US Army 1
st, 4th and 25th Infantries, US Army Special Forces, 101st and 82nd Airborne, 1 Cavalry & 1 Armored Divisions, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence, and as a guest instructor at US Army CID - MP School. He has taught USAF OSI., SERE.,Security Forces, and US Navy EOD. Some other notable clients include Texas Rangers, US Postal Inspectors, Marshals Service, Secret Service – Polygraph, FBI – Polygraph, Treasury – Inspector General, DFW Airport SWAT, Texas Rangers SWAT, Texas D.P.S. SWAT, Kentucky, Nebraska, & Pennsylvania State Police, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, NASA Inspector General, New York State Police, Singapore Police Force & Military, US Courts, US Indian Police Academy, I.C.E., C.B.P., US C.I.S. International Association of Arson Investigators. Outside the US has has taught for UAE Police & State Security, Calgary Police Service, Canadian Fish & Wildlife, Canadian Securities Commissions. He has also conducted training in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Russia, and South Korea.
Stan has regularly appeared on major US network news, and on France Channel One and Australia Today. He has been profiled twice on National Geographic and was host and technical advisor on the National Geographic special "The Science of Interrogation."

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: June 12, 2023
Time: 9:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m. Eastern Time (with breaks and 1 hour lunch)

The most critical element of any investigative process is the interviews of victims, witnesses, sources and potential suspects. Whether as a first responder on scene or conducting the subsequent follow on investigation, fire / arson cases are not an exception.
The interviews of property owners or other insured parties, witnesses, and victims have a direct impact, both positive and negative on the quality of the information gained and the progression of a case toward resolution. The interview tactics investigators use can affect any subsequent civil or criminal the prosecution of a case. The simple truth is that the courts have already started focusing on the faulty and in some cases extremely dated interview and interrogation methods and techniques still in use.
The mission of this course of instruction is to provide an updated foundation of cutting edge as well as ethical interview and interrogation techniques.
Allowing new as well as seasoned fire / arson / fraud investigators and first responders to develop or revitalize their skills by “trial and error” or “that’s the way we have also done it” approach is absolutely unacceptable. The ultimate cost of legal liability and subsequent litigation is quickly reaching an unsustainable level. Especially since the problem could avoided by early training in the current science of interview and interrogation.
Participants will get to work on:
• Understanding the “Interviewer’s Impact Principle”
• Using the “4 Elements of a Successful Interview” to gain 60%+ more information.
• Defining the Narrative-Based Interview Approach.
• 3 fatal flaws that sabotage an interview.
• The “Strategic Use of Evidence” Tactic.
• Decoding and Understanding a Subject’s “Purpose of Action.”

Who Should Attend:
Fire / Arson Investigators Fire 1st Responders
State / Local Fire Marshal’s Offices Wildfire Investigators
Marine Fire Investigators
Federal and State Departments of Interior Federal Agents assigned to investigate fires.
N.T.S.B. Fire Investigators
Chemical Safety and Hazard Board Investigators Environmental Safety / Protection
Agencies Insurance Claims Adjusters
Insurance Underwriters
Insurance Special Investigations Units

Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***
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