Intelligence Interviewing

Enabling officials to perform intelligence interviews to regional and international standards. The Intelligence Interviewing & Interrogation Course (3IC) combines foundation and advanced interrogation, interview, debrief and elicitation courses as prescribed by the international and regional curriculum. Students will learn how to conduct witness, victim, suspect and specialist interviews, applying various psychological models and theories in various environments. Students will also learn how to elicit information from and debrief resistant and cooperative sources. The course will also develop enhanced communications skills in students and help them obtain information effectively by applying advanced methods, techniques, and theory.

The course draws particular focus to regional and international law, ethical standards, risk, safety, and security.
Introducing students to intelligence interviewing, the course takes students with existing knowledge of intelligence to the position of recognised intelligence interviewers.

Interview Planning: Plan and prepare for structured and semi-structured interviews and interrogations including question sets driven by collection requirements. Step through the planning and preparation, approach, questioning, closing, and reporting phases of the HUMINT collection cycle. Integrate evidence, legal advisors, bad character and special warnings into the interview and interrogation strategy and plan. Assess a subject and decide the best interview approach based on research, current intelligence, category, and condition. Identify disclosure, interview, detainment and media strategies together with options relating to locations, equipment, and resourcing.
Conducting Interviews: Manage topics and scenarios in interview and interrogation. Understand common interview and interrogation methodologies such as conversation management, investigative, specialist, cognitive,
serious/complex and first responder interviews. Understand and apply the main interview and interrogation tactics such as deception detection, questioning, memory enhancement, and approaches. Build rapport, listening, conversational and interpersonal skills to gain trust, understanding, and commitment from a Progress naturally from interview to interrogation, conduct effective interrogations and understand cognitive bias and the implications of false confession.
Human Intelligence Analysis: Manage the integrity and security of the interview record, evaluating information from statements and interviews. Summarise, assess and formulate a final written statement and undertake feedback and development. Conduct HUMINT, behavioural and cultural analysis using analytical tools and techniques and design approach and questioning strategies to match. Screen subjects for potential answers to intelligence collection
requirements and conduct risk assessments. Function as an interview and interrogation advisor with a deep understanding of how experts and agencies can support the interview process.

Specialist Interview Tactics: Conduct interview and interrogation source recruitment and debrief and elicit information wittingly and unwittingly from cooperative and resistant sources. Produce strategies for dealing with a ‘no comment’ interview, legal advisors or requests for legal advice, whilst adhering to all relevant legislative obligations. Prepare legal disclosures, draw adverse inferences and conduct document exploitation (DOCEX). Employ enhanced interrogation techniques, deception tactics, and resist interrogation and other techniques taught on the course.