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Course Details

Investigative Interviewing – PIP2 Serious and Complex Crime (Suspect and Witness)


It has become more common at court since the introduction of the 2019 Victims Code for interviewers at court to be questioned as to their training – in effect were they qualified to conduct the interview in question?

RSL offer interviewing courses at Serious and Complex (tier 2) and Specialist (tier 3) levels.

Our courses are bespoke to the needs of the client and include:

  • Witness
  • Visual Recorded interviewing in accordance of Achieving Best Evidence
  • Suspect
  • Note taking SE3R

All modules can be delivered as separate courses or combined into one comprehensive course.

All courses contain assessed role plays and can be pass/fail if required.

RSL courses comply with National Occupational Standards and College of Policing guidelines.

Learning Objectives

Learners will leave these courses trained at the appropriate PIP 2 level to interview

  • Witness – to include vulnerable, intimidated and significant
  • Suspect – to include voluntary interviews

Course Length

  • Typically 5 days

Featured Modules

  • Youth Justice and Criminal evidence Act 1999
  • Coroners and Justice Act 2009
  • Vulnerable
  • Intimidated – Achieving Best Evidence Guidelines
  • Significant
  • Cognitive – to include enhanced
  • Psychology of interviewing
  • Features of victims / offenders
  • Victims code
  • Assessed role play
  • Custody time limits / lay downs
  • Challenges
  • Evaluation
  • Significant statements / silences
  • Bad character
  • Special warnings
  • No comment Interviews
  • Prepared statements
  • Inferences
  • Voluntary interviews (code G and the updates to PACE July 2019)
  • Intelligence Interviews
  • Urgent interviews
  • Profiling – behavioural interview advisers
  • Interview advisers (old tier 5)
  • Mind-set of offenders
  • Dealing with solicitors

Course Suitability

  • Police and law enforcement agencies
  • Interviewers from all sectors who are involved in questioning both witnesses and suspects

Please note, this course is not for individuals. We only deliver this course to organisations with 5 or more delegates.

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