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Interview and Interrogation Plus Forensic Statement Analysis

The Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in collaboration with the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) is pleased to announce “Interview and Interrogation plus Forensic Statement Analysis” training presented by Law-Tech Consultants.


The focus of this advanced training is to familiarize the new or seasoned police officer and all investigators, with the various disciplines of "detecting deception". This is accomplished through learning to read non-verbal body language, neurolinguistics, and applying a cutting-edge technique to analyze verbal and written statements. 
Forensic Statement Analysis (FSA) is a scientific, investigative tool used to analyze written and/or oral statements taken from a person of "interest", whether a suspect, victim, complainant, or a witness since the ultimate goal is to identify the truth. FSA eliminates or minimizes biases and prejudices and systematically determines the use and omissions of specific words, phrases, content, grammar and other identifiers to determine a truthful, balanced statement. A person's own words will ultimately and unwittingly betray them as they provide indicators of deception through hidden clues of: "omissions", "improper changes in language", "lack of commitment" as well as identifying close and distant relationships to other person's, objects and events. These and many other indicators are made obvious and readily identifiable to the trained individual. In advanced applications, statements can also be converted into numbers whereby they are subjected to a mathematical formula. Attendees will perform verbal analysis on videotaped oral interviews to practice and demonstrate the effectiveness of FSA. To further reinforce their proficiencies and understanding of these concepts, attendees are assigned individual homework which will be reviewed on the following class day.

Who should attend:

This training is only open to sworn law enforcement officers. 

Partial In-service Credit:

Partial In-service Credit (PIC) for Virginia law enforcement officers will be available for this course.  


There is no cost to attend this training, however pre-registration is required.  


Travel, Lodging and Meals:

Participants are responsible for their transportation and lodging arrangements and expenses.

Training Time and Details:

  • Sign in will begin at 8:00 a.m.

  • Training begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m 

For More Information, Contact:

Josh Butts
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