Jeff Shiplee (Course Author)

Jeff is co-founder and Managing Director at the Society of Forensic Interviewers. He is a retired Metropolitan Police Detective who served for 30 years in various roles within the CID, with his final eleven years spent on the Murder Squad. For seven of those years he was employed on a highly sensitive investigation of the murder of a police officer that took place in 1985. Jeff’s areas of expertise include forensic intelligence, pattern analysis and witness interviewing.

Aside from a wealth of practical investigative interviewing experience, Jeff has a BSc in Policing and Police Studies, and a PgDip in Criminology and Criminal Psychology having studied under Dr Becky Milne at the University of Portsmouth. His academic work focussed mainly on Investigative Interviewing and he has a special interest in interviewing significant witnesses in serious crime cases.

Interview Training –

PEACE interview – Metropolitan Police

Advanced Interviewing – Metropolitan Police

Achieving Best Evidence (ABE) – Metropolitan Police

Detecting Deception – Metropolitan Police

Witness Co-ordinator (Forerunner of Tier 5) – Metropolitan Police

Tier 3 Witness Interviewing – Devon & Cornwall Police (Delivered by Dr Becky Milne)

Jeff states “When I wrote this course it was not simply a matter of what to include, but almost as important, was what to exclude. I aimed to provide a solid, comprehensive course that will benefit the vast majority of interviewers during the vast majority of their interviews. I believe this course has achieved that.”


Kerry Marlow (Course Editor)

Kerry Marlow is a former Interview adviser performing this role since 1995. His portfolios included ACPO Regional Interview Co-ordinator for Wales, ACPO Investigative Interview Strategy lead on Interview Advisers, Specialist interviewing (vulnerable and intimidated witnesses) and the project lead for South Wales on the introduction of intermediaries in interviews. He is the former Chair of the ACPO Interview Practitioners Forum.

He is the author of Notetaker a systematic system of notetaking and interview analysis. He was the manager of the PIP accreditation process for South Wales Police and still accredits advanced interviewers and interview advisers. He has been a contributor to Achieving Best Evidence guidance. He delivers advanced interview training and assessments (Interview advisers, suspect interviewing and specialist witness interviewing) to the police service and a number of investigative agencies. He is a committee member of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group Scientific Committee. He conducts child interviews for the family proceedings court .

He is currently researching the interviewing of vulnerable adults with mild learning disabilities, enhancing witness evidential information through witness preparation, interviewing using interpreters and issues regarding briefing of suspects prior to interview.

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