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DynCorp International to Host Law Enforcement Training Courses at Paladin Center

Phoenix TC logoPhoenix Training Center, a wholly-owned subsidiary of DynCorp International (DI), will be hosting two training courses at the Paladin Center in Carmel, N.Y., July 15-16, 2015.

Elicitation in Support of Operations

On Wednesday, July 15, 2015, DI team members will present “Elicitation in Support of Operations” which will provide insight into the applications of elicitation in day to day operations. Elicitation enhances a law enforcement professional’s ability to establish rapport and gather information without alerting the source of the information.

This seminar maximizes the learning experience through the use of challenging exercises supported by classroom instruction and extensive video demonstrations. The combination of formal presentation, video and classroom demonstration, offsite exercises and reporting on results of those exercises will be used to enhance the outcome of the seminar. Objectives include:

  • Comprehensive understanding of the 12 elicitation techniques to unobtrusively obtain information
  • Strategies to engage in purposeful conversation using the Conversational Hourglass
  • Guiding rapport building while incorporating elicitation techniques
  • Methods to protect sensitive information through counter-elicitation
  • Using Elicitation in Intelligence-Driven Law Enforcement

Strategic Debriefing of Law Enforcement Sources

On Thursday, July 16, 2015, DI team members will offer the Strategic Debriefing of Law Enforcement Sources training program which provides practical work and instruction in skill sets necessary for Law Enforcement personnel to operate in a non-traditional capacity providing direct support to debriefings in the U.S. and overseas. It is designed to provide a baseline for individuals to participate in the debriefing of Law Enforcement and Human Intelligence (HUMINT) sources.

Students will learn and understand the basic principles regarding the conduct of HUMINT operations in support of, or in conjunction with Law Enforcement source operations. The training will require officers to employ intelligence debriefing questioning and elicitation techniques while participating in an intelligence debriefing, as a debriefer, Subject Matter Expert, or both. Objectives include:

  • Understanding the basic principles regarding the conduct of HUMINT operations in support of, or in conjunction with Law
  • Enforcement source operations
  • Employ intelligence debriefing questioning and elicitation techniques
  • Employ rapport building and related interpersonal skills

Both courses are available to take individually, or together for a discounted rate. For more information, please visit

About Phoenix Training Center

Phoenix Training Center provides a wide variety of exceptional training and operational support to Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. government organizations and commercial customers. The Phoenix Training Center and DynCorp International training personnel include career professionals from the DoD, Military Intelligence, Special Operations Forces (SOF), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and security and law enforcement agencies.

Training courses are offered as a part of DI’s extensive training and intelligence business, which provides expert mentors and trainers, operations, discrete mission support, and end-to-end solutions across a variety of disciplines, supporting government and military customers, as well as civilians.

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