ISEP Suite Offered to National Police Audience

CPKN, in association with the Alberta Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General, has released five new courses from the Investigative Skills Education Program (ISEP). Focusing on key investigative skills development, these courses will provide a solid knowledge base for all police and law enforcement personnel.

Since its launch 2009, the Ministry has earned very positive reviews about the blended delivery of ISEP training. The approach has generated many benefits but in terms of learning, members of the Alberta policing community have reported that “the content was beneficial and they would apply their skills immediately in the field and in their future investigations.”1

However, knowing the value of the ISEP content extends beyond regional jurisdictions, the Ministry has now extended access to a portion of the online program to all Canadian policing professionals. Specifically, the following courses have been adapted for a national audience:

These courses are designed to enhance core knowledge and techniques for investigative work and learners who have taken them as part of the Alberta ISEP program have reported that they are very useful to both new and veteran officers alike.

“These courses provide an opportunity for skill building that is essential for police officers, especially those in specialized fields where statement taking is an invaluable tool in the investigative process,” said one officer about the Interviewing and Interrogation courses.

In feedback provided on Risk Effective Decision Making, another officer indicated that he “highly recommends this and all ISEP courses for investigators and those who supervise investigators.”

While each may be taken independently, the Interviewing and Interrogation courses are designed to be taken together as a progressive learning suite.

For full course details, please click on the links above.

1 Lepatski, C. Investigative Skills Education Program: Innovation in Police Education. International Police Training Journal. July 2010; Issue 1: 17-22. Retrieved from on August 22, 2012.