FBI, Home Ministry end training exchange

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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New Delhi, Oct.1 (ANI): The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in partnership with the Ministry of Home Affairs, concluded on October 1 a five-day law enforcement exchange focusing on interview and interrogation techniques.

FBI subject matter experts were brought to India to discuss best practices on this topic, and shared their expertise with exchange participants.

Forty-one senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD), National Investigative Agency (NIA), and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), and officers from state agencies across India participated in the exchange.

The FBI has found that persuading witnesses to provide reliable information and getting defendants to voluntarily admit their participation in a crime requires a variety of skills, and the techniques and methodology discussed in the exchange involved a rapport-based approach.

Skills developed include active listening, cognitive interview techniques, detection of deception, elements of a lawful interrogation and identification of false confessions.

This exchange is an example of the growing US-India partnership on matters involving transnational crime and criminal investigations. (ANI)

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