The Reid Technique serves as the foundation for almost all interviewing programs that are offered in the marketplace today. Beginning in 1962 with the publication of the first edition of Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, the Reid Technique has become the standard in the industry - incorporating Behavior Symptom Analysis, the Reid Behavior Analysis Interview and the Reid Nine Steps of Interrogation as the foundation of the process. No other training organization can teach The Reid Technique or use any of the information that we have developed over the last 30 years.
The United State government has awarded John E. Reid and Associates sole source bids because of our expertise.
As quoted in a recent profile of John E. Reid and Associates in the New Yorker magazine, “Today, John E. Reid and Associates, Inc., trains more interrogators than any other company in the world. Reid's clients include police forces, private security companies, the military, the F.B.I., the C.I.A., and the Secret Service - almost anyone whose job involves extracting the truth from those who are often unwilling to provide it. The company interview method, called the Reid Technique, has influenced nearly every aspect of modern police interrogations, from the set up of the interview room to the behavior of detectives."
The Reid instructors are full time employees with the firm with an average of over 27 years of experience in conducting interviews, interrogations and instruction. (On occasion we will you use outside experts to conduct a Reid seminar.) The real life video examples used at our training seminars include interviews or interrogations conducted by the instructors. As a group, the accumulated experience level of our instructors exceeds 250 years, during which time they have conducted over 75,000 interviews and interrogations. Many of the staff hold a Masters of Science Degree in the Detection of Deception.
"When asked which vendors they rely on most for building their own skills and that of staff, a whopping 80% of security pros cited John E. Reid and Associates." (IOMA Security Director's Report)
U. S. Supreme Court Recognition:
In June 2004 in the case of Missouri v. Seibert, the United State Supreme Court referenced our company and our book, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, as examples of law enforcement resources that offered proper training. In 1994 the United States Supreme Court referenced our textbook, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, in making their decision in the case Stansbury v. California. Courts throughout the country have recognized The Reid Technique as the leading interview and interrogation approach used today in both the law enforcement and business communities.
Not only do we guarantee satisfaction with our services and training programs, but also because of the continued high quality of instruction, hundreds of organizations require that all new staff members attend one of our training programs. Here is a measure of the success students have with The Reid Technique:
95% of the respondents to a survey of 2,000 Reid students reported that using The Reid technique helped them to improve their confession rate
The majority of the respondents said they increased their confession rate by more than 25%; almost a quarter of the respondents said they increased their confession rate4s as much as 50%
97% of the respondents reported that using The Reid Technique increased their case resolution rates
100% of the respondents reported that they thought the benefits they received attending The Reid Technique seminar was worth the investment they made to attend the program
Validated teaching techniques:
The University of Tennessee has carefully examined the quality and effectiveness of our teaching techniques. Over 400 employees of the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services attended our training seminar, "The Reid Technique of Investigative Interviewing for Child Abuse Investigations". The University of Tennessee administered a pre-test examination to each participant before the training, and a post-test examination to each participant following the training to evaluate the effectiveness of the instruction. They found that "there was a significant improvement for all groups trained."