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.


This course is a combination of instruction and practical exercises.
EBI is currently approved for law enforcement credit in Arizona, Nevada, Texas and Virginia.  We will work with any attendee to help obtain credit in their jurisdiction.



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…

Upcoming Courses:

Date: August 22-26, 2022
Location: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department — 400 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Las Vegas, NV, 89106
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There is no official hotel for this conference however LVMPD has suggested a few below that are near headquarters: 
Palace Station – 2411 Sahara Avenue 
Golden Nugget – 129 Fremont St 
The D Casino – 301 Fremont St 
Four Queens  202 Fremont St 
Rio – 3700 W Flamingo Rd 
Gold Coast – 4000 W Flamingo Rd
Palms – 4321 W Flamingo Rd


Date: November 14-18, 2022
Location: Virginia State Police Headquarters
Course registration will be run by Virginia State Police.


Date: March 13-17, 2023
Location: Arizona Post Training Center — 2643 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Registration Opening Winter 2022


Date: March 27-31, 2023
Location: Dallas Child Advocacy Center — 5351 Samuell Blvd., Dallas, TX, 75228
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Date: June 5-10, 2023
Location: Arizona Post Training Center — 2643 E University Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Registration Opening Winter 2022


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