Client: Greater Manchester Police: Criminal Investigation Department (Oldham)
Help us get better interviews with detainees, and deal with duty solicitors who want to put a spanner in the works.
A three-day intensive course for Greater Manchester Police (GMP), developing Interviewee Focus in 2005 resulted in a number of successes for CID officers dealing with staged disclosures, relationships with solicitors, and rapport with detainees. Follow up work continued over the next three months for a specialist focus group, in which one officer remarked that ‘I’ve only had one no-comment interview since the course in April’. All participants affirmed an improvement in their ability to develop rapport with suspects. As a side-benefit, delegates reported improvement managing relationships in their team, and meeting targets in their performance reviews.
‘Only one ‘no-comment’ interview since attending the course.’
‘The training was both novel and stretching.’
‘I am confident that the skills taught our staff will have significant relevance in the sphere of interviewing offenders.’