Using Active Listening Skills to Enhance Your Basic Interview

Event Phone: 205-759-3000

  • May 21, 2019
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

 Refreshments: The Tuscaloosa APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy will collect $5.00 per person at check-in to offset the cost of refreshments for the day.


Using Active Listening Skills to Enhance Your Basic Interview

Dates: May 21, 2019

Meets: Tuesday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Location: Tuscaloosa APOSTC Law Enforcement Academy

Six (6) APOST Contact Hours

****You MUST register online to take this class.****

Class Description:

What do all of these officers have in common?

A patrol officer stops a speeding vehicle and issues a speeding citation.
A school resource officer receives information about drug use from a high school principle.
An investigator obtains information from a suspect in a crime.
The assistant chief of police talks with a potential applicant about employment.

Answer: Each officer uses basic interview principles to obtain complete and accurate information.

In response to training needs surveys conducted in Alabama since 1987, senior law enforcement officers have identified Interviewing Techniques as their number one training need. This course will provide officers with ways to improve their interview techniques by using active listening skills. Students will practice using active listening skills in practical exercises.

Instructor: Margaret Faulkner, retired FBI Certified Police Instructor.

This seminar is sponsored by AUM’s Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse & Training Institute, the Institute for Criminal Justice Education, Inc., Alabama Peace Officers’ Association, U.S. Attorney’s Office, MDA, and ADECA Law Enforcement Planning/Traffic Safety Division. This training is funded by an ADECA Law Enforcement Planning subgrant #17-DJ-ST-004 awarded to AUM and its Alabama Crime Prevention Clearinghouse.




Venue Website:

7601 Robert Cardinal Rd,, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35401, United States