Empathy Based Interrogation (EBI)

EBI is an advanced interrogation and interview philosophy designed to keep people talking. EBI is research-based and grounded in empathy which facilitates an understanding of the subject’s point of view and motivation for committing the offense. It also provides incentives for the subject to share accurate information. In addition, because it is a non-coercive, conversational interview, it is more easily defended in the courtroom.

Who will benefit from this course?

EBI will benefit anyone who conducts interviews for the purpose of gaining accurate and actionable information.  Therefore, EBI can be applied to a wide array of interview settings in government, private and non-profit sectors.  EBI is particularly effective in obtaining information from individuals who may be hesitant to participate or cooperate in the interview process.

What is taught in this course?

  • Personality-based Interviewing
  • Resistance Assessment
  • Principles of Persuasion
  • Detection of Deception
  • Statement Assessment™
  • Use of Cognitive Load
  • Strategic Use of Evidence
  • EBI Ops Plan™

and more…

Register today for any of the following EBI training courses at one of these locations:

Date: March 2-4

Location: Virginia State Police

Registration Closed


Date: Nov 2-4

Location: Aspen, Colorado

This training is open to all POST certified officers for Colorado, giving preference to those who work in the I-70 West region.

Registration Open


Date: November 30 – December 2

Location: Chesterfield, Virginia

Registration is open to Virginia Law Enforcement only.  Class is full but waitlist can be accessed below.  Sponsored by Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services.

DCJS – Waitlist

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