Basic Interview & Interrogation for Law Enforcement Officers Course

Program Announcement

The Monroe County Public Safety Training Facility (PSTF) will be holding a Basic Interview & Interrogation for Law Enforcement Officers Course at 1190 Scottsville Road, Rochester, NY. This course provides law enforcement officers with proven techniques that will assist in obtaining information critical to any investigation including street stops, traffic stops, violation, misdemeanor and felony investigations. Instruction will begin with victim interviews, neighborhood checks, informant interviews, developing witnesses and end with the all-important criminal interrogation. Participants will learn and develop skills through a series of lectures and classroom exercises.

Students who successfully complete this course will receive two (2) college credits from Monroe Community College.

Session Dates

May 6 thru 10, 2024, 8:00am to 4:00pm


  • Active duty NYS police, peace, or campus public safety officer

Required Attire and/or Equipment

Attire (dress code):

  • Business casual, Or
  • Department designated uniform of the day

Instructional Areas

  • Neurolinguistics
  • Development of rapport
  • Truth versus deception
  • Developing a “game-plan”
  • Multiple suspect interviews
  • Elements needed in the statement

Graduation Requirements

  • 90% attendance (policy set by Monroe Community College)
  • 70% passing grade on written examination

Course Tuition and Fees

  • Tuition: $408.00 (per person)
  • Estimated Student Fees: $111.75 (Student fees may vary each semester)
  • Agencies will be billed directly
  • Note: Monroe Community College may find it necessary to revise tuition and fees as necessary and reserves the right to do so.


Please complete the online Law Enforcement Program Course Reservation Form prior to April 15, 2024. Submitting a reservation form does not guarantee admittance to a course. Confirmation notices will be emailed approximately 2 weeks prior to the class. Please remember to check your junk/spam folder.

To avoid double tuition billing, a Certificate of Residence is required from students who reside outside of Monroe County.