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Post-interview Report Writing: How to Document Your Investigative Interview

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Whether you investigate workplace misconduct or major crimes, the interview is a staple in the investigative process. It’s often the most important activity for gathering evidence and supporting a conclusion. But even a well-conducted investigative interview will lose its credibility if it’s not well documented in a clear and succinct interview report.

Join Bruce Pitt-Payne, retired RCMP investigator and interviewing expert, as he outlines the critical steps for writing the post-interview report.


The webinar will cover:

  • Developing business rules
  • Use of language
  • Format (setting, summary and detailed narrative)
  • Value of note-taking during the interview
  • Adding photographs and sketches
  • What to leave out (redaction and holdback evidence)
  • Explaining new investigative avenues arising from the interview
  • Post-interview assessment
  • Articulating decisions based on the interview
  • Storing the documents (Word and PDF format)

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Bruce Pitt-Payne
Bruce Pitt-Payne

Bruce Pitt-Payne retired from the RCMP after a 26-year career in which he was predominantly a major crime investigator (homicide, violent crime and sexual crimes). He is considered a subject-matter-expert on adult and child interviewing and presents internationally on these topics.

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