Seminar Title

Kinesic Interview for Patrol and First Responders

Dates of Events

10/26/2021 through 10/27/2021

Last Updated: 08/31/2021
Instructor(s): Stan Walters
Location: South Burlington Police Department - 19 Gregory Drive, South Burlington, VT 05403
Hotel: Delta by Marriott Burlington - 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT 05403
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Stan Walters
Stan B. Walters “The Lie Guy™”
Stan B. Walters has spent nearly 4 decades studying and researching the science of interview and interrogation. He is the author of
Principles of Kinesic Interview and Interrogation, 2d, ed., The Truth About Lying: How to Spot a Lie and Protect Yourself From Deception, and Practical Kinesic Interview and Interrogation® Pocket Guide. Stan maintains a personal library of 1500+ video taped interviews of inmates in 36 prisons in 17 states and one foreign country and the US Military Detention Barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.
Stan worked on ground breaking credibility research project conducted at John Jay College. The research was in association with the US Naval War College ,NYPD, and the Queens, Manhattan & Bronx District Attorneys’ Offices. He has also served as an interviewing and interrogation subject matter expert for Johns Hopkins University.
Stan has more than 50,000 hours on the platform as an instructor. Among others, he provides training for the National Security Agency and is an Adjunct Instructor for Defense Intelligence Agency – National Center for Credibility Assessment. He has trained US Army 1
st, 4th and 25th Infantries, US Army Special Forces, 101st and 82nd Airborne, 1 Cavalry & 1 Armored Divisions, Intelligence & Counter-Intelligence, and as a guest instructor at US Army CID - MP School. He has taught USAF OSI., SERE.,Security Forces, and US Navy EOD. Some other notable clients include Texas Rangers, US Postal Inspectors, Marshals Service, Secret Service – Polygraph, FBI – Polygraph, Treasury – Inspector General, DFW Airport SWAT, Texas Rangers SWAT, Texas D.P.S. SWAT, Kentucky, Nebraska, & Pennsylvania State Police, Kansas Bureau of Investigation, NASA Inspector General, New York State Police, Singapore Police Force & Military, US Courts, US Indian Police Academy, I.C.E., C.B.P., US C.I.S. International Association of Arson Investigators. Outside the US has has taught for UAE Police & State Security, Calgary Police Service, Canadian Fish & Wildlife, Canadian Securities Commissions. He has also conducted training in Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Germany, Singapore, Russia, and South Korea.
Stan has regularly appeared on major US network news, and on France Channel One and Australia Today. He has been profiled twice on National Geographic and was host and technical advisor on the National Geographic special "The Science of Interrogation."

Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Course Overview:

The Kinesic Roadside Interview Technique® is a multi-phase behavioral analysis that is used to improve the communications process to conduct more effective roadside interviews.

This two (2) day course will provide the street/road patrol and drug interdiction officer with the knowledge and understanding from bath a verbal/non-verbal and emotional response of subjects of a vehicle stop.

This understanding of he subject will assist the officer conducting the roadside interview in detecting deceptive signals and stress response answers.


The Roadside Diagnostic Phase


1. Control Of The Interview: The area or distance from which the
roadside interview is conducted will solicit various verbal and
behavior responses.

2. Verbal Clues: Identification of symptoms of speech quality and
content which gives the officer the clues as to whether
statements of the subject(s) are truthful or deceptive when a
relevant questioned is asked.

3. Speech Rate: When a subjects rate of speech speeds up in an
area, it indicates that area has already been prepared or
rehearsed as a response. The implication is that the subject has
anticipated an inquiry into this area and has already prepared the
deceptive response.

4. Vocal Skippers: Deceptive subjects experience more frequent
occurrences of speech disturbance. The disturbances occur
because the subject is trying to attain or having difficulty
maintaining their thought pattern. (i.e. Stammering, Stuttering,
slurring Words)

5. Angered Roadside Subject: This subject may verbally attack
you and what you stand for or make threatening statements. The
deceptive subject will try to attempt to block your interview in
this manner.

6. Subject Denial: Denial is the mood in which the subject
re-enforces his commitment to reject his guilt of involvement. The
more denial progresses the more difficult the subject is to say
“yes”. (i.e. Memory Lapses, Denial Expressions, Qualifiers,
Stalling Tactics)

7. Bargaining Statements: Complaining about themselves is a
form of bargaining. “Soft Words” compliance, “Religious State-
ments” I swear, “Name Dropping” people the subjects know.

8. Non-Verbal - Body Language: The key to detecting deceptive
behavior is to observe incongruent signals between verbal and
non-verbal behavior. Body language is the “Check Register” of
moods. (i.e. Head Movement, Sweat, Eye Pupillary Response,
Lip Behaviors, Facial Color)