Strategic Law Enforcement Interviewing Course (SLIC)

SLIC is a 3-day, “hands-on” course focusing on Lena Sisco’s methods for non-accusatory interviewing. Attendees will receive instruction for:

  • Obtaining truthful information, motivations and intent, not just a confession
  • Effectively using advanced questioning techniques and elicitation
  • Creating a safe environment to gain trust and truthful information
  • Effectively using the “Don’t Tell, Ask” practice to avoid giving an interviewee a way out
  • Remaining objective, focused and emotionally controlled
  • Avoiding the misinformation effect and avoiding false confessions
  • Increasing awareness and observation skills;  to accurately read  body language

Accurately detecting and assessing verbal and nonverbal deceptive indicators and identifying behavioral in-congruence.

Being properly prepared and mentally alert are key factors when conducting effective interviews and interrogation and are essential with establishing rapport, use of questioning techniques and recognizing deceptive behavior. More than a series of lectures, attendees will actively participate and engage in numerous activities, to include; analyzing videos, conducting real-world elicitation on strangers, utilizing questioning techniques in classroom exercises, accurately reading body language in others and conducting statement analysis. Participants will gain valuable insight, learn and perfect techniques that may lead someone to the breaking point of telling the truth.

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    Cardinal Academy Salem, Va. Salem, Va
Instructor
Lena Sisco, Body Language Expert, Certified Military Interrogator, Author
Lena Sisco
Body Language Expert, Certified Military Interrogator, Author

Lena Sisco is a Certified Military Interrogator with an extensive background in interviewing and interrogation. While working in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, she was involved in interrogating members of Al Qaeda and the Taliban. Her ability to build a rapport, employ effective questioning techniques and accurately read body language led to numerous successes that saved American lives. She is the Founder of Concruency Group and since 2003 has shared her skills with both, law enforcement and military professions to include DEA, Border Patrol, Defense Intelligence Agency, Navy Special Warfare as well as other local, State and Federal Agencies. Her techniques have been used to assist these individuals in their personal and professional lives, apprehend criminals and gather necessary intelligence for our military. She holds a Master's Degree from Brown University and authored two books, titled "You're Lying," a book that describes the techniques of detecting deception Lena has developed and mastered as well as "Marine Scout Snipers." Ms. Sisco has been a keynote speaker for TED and several private sector businesses, and is recognized as a certified Expert in the art of enhanced communications.