Event Phone: 205-759-3000

  • August 3, 2020 - August 4, 2020
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

August 3 – 4, 2020
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Hosted by the
Law Enforcement Academy Tuscaloosa, class to be held at Northport City Hall
Tuition Free thru MCTFT!
Training provided through
the Florida National Guard Counterdrug Training Program

Register at: http://cpsireg.spcollege.edu/og_register.aspx?23944
Location: 7601 Robert Cardinal Airport Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
Contact: Sgt. Jacobs, wjacobs1@tuscaloosa.com, 205-759-3000

The goal of this tuition-free 16-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Taskforce Training course is to provide the military and law enforcement investigator with the knowledge and skills to develop and conduct successful information-gathering for all aspects of transnational criminal investigations. The concepts of interviewing and interrogation come packaged in many different forms and under many different names in today’s investigative environment. This class brings these elements to the forefront and when applied interactively with ongoing experience, it will enable the participants to greatly increase their success rate for obtaining information related to terrorism, transnational drug operations and counter terrorism financial investigations.
Course topics include:
• Conducting Police Interviews
• Creating the Optimal Interview Environment
• Interrogations: the Human Response
• Interview Guidelines
• Verbal Analysis: Listening for Clues
• Verbal Content: Encoding / Decoding
• Behavioral Analysis: Verbal / Non-verbal
• Defense Proof Interrogations

Instructor Bill Wagner was a member of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC and has 38 years of experience as a Criminal Investigator and Investigative Supervisor. He has had extensive involvement in all areas of criminal investigations with a specialty in violent crimes. Mr. Wagner is a nationally recognized trainer in criminal investigations, case management and defense-proofing techniques for trial presentation. Mr. Wagner has been qualified as an expert on criminal investigations procedures in both federal and local courts throughout his career. From 1991 to 2001, he was a faculty member and on the Board of Advisors for the Criminal Justice division at Prince Charles’s Community College, Largo, MD where he developed and assisted in the implementation of the college A.A. degree program for Forensic Science. He is the past Deputy Director of Criminal Investigations Training at the Prince George’s Municipal Police Academy. Mr. Wagner has provided seminars nationally at both the local and federal level. His instructional style is unmatched in today’s law enforcement training environment and has been developed through years of interaction with the working police officer. His understanding of violent offenders, pattern offences, and criminal behavior have been time-proven investigative innovators that have lead police departments and federal agencies to enhance their investigative ability, increase arrest and case clearance rates, and show a direct rise in their conviction rates. Mr. Wagner holds certifications in both Law Enforcement Training and Instructor Development


Venue Phone: (205) 339-7000

3500 McFarland Blvd, Northport, Alabama, 35476, United States


This class will be held at Northport Civic Center, 3500 McFarland Blvd, Northport, AL 35476