Interview Techniques

Excellence In The Pursuit Of The Truth

Hands-on training that will give you a blueprint and tools you need to find and document the truth before the class is even finished!!!

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Here is what people are saying about the course...

"I've had Interview and Interrogation classes in the past, but never has any of the previous instructors addressed the subject as well as Captain Episcopo. Captain Episcopo paid particular attention to those areas that are often missed, such as dressing the part, establishing rapport, body language, and other telltale cues."

• Officer David Trudel

Don't settle for a one-size-fits-all approach to interviewing.

Gone are the days of relying on just one technique to get the information you need. Our course will teach you a variety of interviewing techniques to help you effectively communicate with witnesses, victims, and suspects.

With our course, you'll learn how to tailor your approach to different personalities and situations, improving your chances of getting the information you need to solve cases.

  • Face to face communication skills are key.

  • Do you have the training to know what to do?

  • You will after attending this training!

This modern, evidence based course focuses on finding the truth and documenting it so it will stand up under the toughest scrutiny in a court of law. You will have better results and gather more information immediately.

One Chief I talked with said it best “This training is essential to their confidence and to enhance their capabilities, while reducing liabiilty, very important and invaluable.”

This training is a must for every law enforcement professional!

What Will I Learn?

  • Techniques For Interviewing Victims, Witnesses and Suspects

  • Non-Confrontational Approach

  • Interpret Verbal And Nonverbal Communication

  • The Investigative Process

  • The Interview Process

  • Dress For Success

  • Build And Maintain Rapport

  • Active Listening/Feedback Loop

  • Behavioral Analysis Interviews

  • Enhanced Cognitive Interviews

  • Forensic Statement Analysis

  • Legal Issues

  • Case Studies

  • Testifying In Court

  • Officer Safety

Availability Is Limited !!! Act Now!!!

Here is what people are saying about the course...

"I have been to a lot of trainings in my career. This was by far the most effective and professional."

• Sergeant Patrick O'Donnell

About Your Trainer

Matt Episcopo knows that the real way to become effective at law enforcement is to build trust, credibility and master the art and science of communication.

Captain Episcopo, (Ret.) is an expert in Interview and Interrogation. As a Certified Police Instructor, he is highly regarded for his Interview and Interrogation, Death Investigations and Supervisory/Leadership Courses.


A visionary, Captain Episcopo set precedence in his agency by forming the first Criminal Investigative Unit, the first Narcotics K9 Unit, Voice Stress Analyzer Program and many other efforts as he rose through the ranks.

In recognition of his contributions, Captain Episcopo has served on DMORT: Disaster Mortuary Operations Response Team, and was deployed to Hurricanes Katrina & Rita and the Flight 3407 crash.

In addition, Captain Episcopo served on a Federal Biometrics Technology Work Group. He is Certified in Scientific Content Analysis (SCAN), Certified Examiner – Voice Stress Analyst and Criminal Investigative Analysis.

Since his retirement, Captain Episcopo has expanded his repertoire of teaching others as a Keynote speaker; training corporate and association groups in communication and leadership topics all around the world. He is a featured TEDx speaker and the author of the book "How To Gain The Upper Hand, P.O.W.E.R. Tactics That Get Leaders Results".

Honors include the Medal of Honor, Meritorious Service, Gallantry Star for Bravery and numerous other awards and citations. With more than 21 years of law enforcement experience, and 30 years of instructing local, state and federal personnel, Captain Episcopo will teach you the art and science of interview and interrogation.

Here is what people are saying about the course...

"Matt is a subject matter expert and provided a ton of hands-on experience. "

• OfficerShaun Paperd


  • How does this work?

A- Your agency hosts the training and invites external agencies to participate.

B- Your agency hosts the training for your members only. We provide a fixed rate based on group size. (Best for large agencies)

As host, you will receive a set number of free seats for hosting!!!

The host agency provides the training facility, laptop-compatible projector or TV monitor, projection screen, and audio system.

This is a terrific opportunity for all agencies to provide their officers and investigators with the finest law enforcement training available without the added expenses including travel, and lodging.

  • How much does it cost to attend the 2-day live training?

Only $300 per student! We keep the price low so more people can attend.

(Host agencies will receive a set number of free seats for hosting!)

  • Will I receive a certificate for this training?

Yes, all attendees will receive a certificate for their training records upon successful completion of the course.

They will also receive resource material that supports the training which they can refer to as they move forward through their career.

  • What is the minimum number of attendees for an agency to host a class?

10 paid attendees is the minimum number for your agency to host the course if you are within 200 miles of Albany NY.

15 paid attendees is the minimum number for your agency to host the course if you are more than 200 miles from Albany NY.

When your agency gets the minimum number of required paid attendees, you will then receive your free seats.

  • Who should attend this course?

Law Enforcement Professionals:

Police Officers



DA Investigators






Campus Police


  • What form of payment do you accept?

We accept cash, credit card, check and Agency PO's.

  • How long is the training?

To be most effective, and have the greatest impact, we recommend the two-day course. However, we also offer a one-day and half-day course.

Availability Is Limited !!! Act Now!!!

You Have Nothing To Lose And Everything To Gain...

Here is what people are saying about the course...

“I attended Matt Episcopo’s 2-day Interview Techniques class. His enthusiasm as an instructor matched his passion for providing high-quality, relevant methods for interviewing subjects and extracting confessions. I was pleased that his ability to deliver the material using PowerPoint, videos, open-response discussion and role-playing led to two days of valuable learning. Great job.”

• Lieutenant Brian Kelley

2024 Dates And Locations

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January 8-9 Montgomery Co SO AL

January 29-30 Broome CO SO NY

February 26-27 Dighton PD MA

February 28-29 Palmer PD MA

March 4-5 Somerset Academy NJ

March 7-8 Rensselaer PD NY With East Greenbush PD

March 11-12 Fulton PD Oswego Co SO NY

March 18-19 RI Municipal Police Training Academy

March 14-15 Merrimack Co SO NH

March 20-21 Wayland PD MA

March 25-26 Wethersfield PD CT

March 28-29 Westbrook PD ME

April 1-2 Ansonia PD CT

April 15-16 Allegany CO SO NY

May 21 MCTFT Demopoli PD AL

May 29-30 Town Of Tonawanda PD NY

June 25 MCTFT South Florida HIDTA

October 15-16 Danbury PD CT

October 24-25 Scott County Sheriff’s Office KY

Erie County Sheriff’s Office NY - Date TBD

Rockland County Academy NY - Date TBD

Hazleton PD PA - Date TBD

DeKalb Co PD GA - Date TBD

Las Vegas PD - Date TBD

Availability Is Limited !!! Act Now!!!

Here is what people are saying about the course...

"Matt did a very good job of balancing lecture and class interaction. His knowledge of and experience with the subject matter was readily apparent, as he was able to effectively communicate the course material in a variety of formats. I appreciated the numerous real-world examples of topics covered in the class."

• Officer John Conger