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    • 23 August 2023
    • 23 August 2024
    • Zoom - T.B.A
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    Students will explore more complex interviewing challenges, again using real life case study examples to demonstrate the effectiveness of the methods discussed.

    The interactive course will challenge students to understand and adapt to interviewees with challenging personalities, including some personality disorders, substance abuse issues and other factors commonly encountered in criminal behaviour.

    Students will also discuss trauma informed interview approaches that can significantly improve interviews with victims and vulnerable witnesses.


    Jim Smyth, M.O.M. Chief Instructor

    Jim is a seasoned forensic interviewer with 35 years of law enforcement experience. He has successfully obtained court admissible confessions in several of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. He has also had a lot of success helping to clear innocent people that were suspected of serious crimes through effective communication. Jim has been very fortunate to have worked with hundreds of high performing teams. Most of Jim’s career has been focused on the investigation of violent crime and supporting those investigations through behavioural analysis of serial crimes, sexual crimes, and homicides. His interest in the skill of forensic interviewing began in the earlier portion of his career, when I was investigating child abuse and sexual assault cases. The allegations were often provided by a young child who was only able to tell us the story from their memory of events, which due to their age, was sometimes confusing. With little to no forensics — or anything else — our options were simply to charge or clear somebody with little evidence or put our best foot forward and try to communicate with the suspect to get a sense of what had occurred. Those interviews helped me to learn how to talk with people in a way that allowed me to get information that is truthful and credible — and showed me that interviewing truly is a skill that must be learned, one that requires a firm grasp on human behaviour, building trust and rapport, and keeping a respectful and level head at all times. My approach to interviewing has also been studied extensively and has been the subject of scientific research projects by some of the world’s leading forensic psychologists, who consistently find that this approach is the most effective and fair way to elicit truthful information from almost anyone.

    • 24 August 2023
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 August 2024
    • 6:00 PM
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    Using real life interview case studies, students will engage in an interactive discussion of best investigative interviewing best practices.

    Students will explore how to effectively plan and approach potential interviewees in order to ensure they willingly agree to participate in an interview.

    Students will also learn how to conduct an interview in a manner that builds rapport and mutual respect, allowing for a complete and truthful conversation that maximizes information gathering and allows for a continuing relationship that enhances the effectiveness of the investigative process.

    Students will complete 1 Module per week for 7 weeks. 


    Jim Smyth, M.O.M. Chief Instructor

    Jim is a seasoned forensic interviewer with 35 years of law enforcement experience. He has successfully obtained court admissible confessions in several of Canada’s most high-profile criminal cases. He has also had a lot of success helping to clear innocent people that were suspected of serious crimes through effective communication. Jim has been very fortunate to have worked with hundreds of high performing teams. Most of Jim’s career has been focused on the investigation of violent crime and supporting those investigations through behavioural analysis of serial crimes, sexual crimes, and homicides. His interest in the skill of forensic interviewing began in the earlier portion of his career, when I was investigating child abuse and sexual assault cases. The allegations were often provided by a young child who was only able to tell us the story from their memory of events, which due to their age, was sometimes confusing. With little to no forensics — or anything else — our options were simply to charge or clear somebody with little evidence or put our best foot forward and try to communicate with the suspect to get a sense of what had occurred. Those interviews helped me to learn how to talk with people in a way that allowed me to get information that is truthful and credible — and showed me that interviewing truly is a skill that must be learned, one that requires a firm grasp on human behaviour, building trust and rapport, and keeping a respectful and level head at all times. My approach to interviewing has also been studied extensively and has been the subject of scientific research projects by some of the world’s leading forensic psychologists, who consistently find that this approach is the most effective and fair way to elicit truthful information from almost anyone.

    • 23 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 24 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • Zoom


    • 30 May 2024
    • 10:00 AM
    • 31 May 2024
    • 6:00 PM
    • TBA - Postponed


    • 26 June 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
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    Cryptocurrency for Investigators

    Save the Date!

    Wednesday, June 26, 2024

    Jeff Vansteenkiste has been performing online investigations since 2010, providing open source and undercover intelligence to clients and employers concerned with protecting their intellectual property. He has been involved in the development and execution of global IP enforcement strategies and has acted as a technical expert in the service of Anton Piller orders and the execution of criminal search warrants. He also has extensive speaking and training experience, having presented on topics such as open source investigation techniques and best practices, online piracy, and the identification of counterfeit products. Currently, he is a Senior Piracy Investigator with the Content Protection Team at Rogers Communications Inc.

    • 14 November 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Zoom

    SAVE THE DATE

    CPIO Professional Development Day 2024

    Thursday, November, 14, 2024

    More Information TBA


Past events

22 May 2024 Wednesday, May 22, 2024 - Detecting Deception: What are the signs?
02 May 2024 CPIO IN-PERSON EVENT (1st SINCE 2019): AGM & Networking - THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024
26 April 2024 Notice of Special Members Meeting
25 April 2024 TBA: Advanced Internet Intelligence & Online Investigations Training - NEW DATE COMING SOON
21 March 2024 Critical Thinking For Investigators - Thurs. March 21 - Fri. March 22
20 March 2024 Do's and Don'ts For Private Investigators
27 February 2024 Interview Techniques - Level 1
21 February 2024 Office of the Fire Marshall - Fire Investigations
05 February 2024 Advanced Internet Intelligence & Online Investigations Training - February 5-6, 2024 Monday Tuesday
01 February 2024 Social Media Intelligence & Investigations Training - February 1-2,2024 Thursday Friday
24 January 2024 TellMe© : The future of digital witness statements and better written reports are here!
27 December 2023 Unveiling the Art of Mystery Shopping: The basics of a successful telephone and in-person mystery shop in Ontario
07 December 2023 Social Media Intelligence and Investigations
16 November 2023 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY
25 October 2023 Slavery and Human Trafficking Investigations
13 September 2023 Consideration for Employers in the Workplace - A Legal Perspective
30 August 2023 Using Metadata to Investigate the Integrity & Authenticity of Video, Photographs, and Audio Recordings
19 July 2023 The Role of Digital Forensics in Modern Private Investigations
26 June 2023 Dark Web Investigations by David Toddington
26 June 2023 Investigating the Dark Web
21 June 2023 The Ontario Review Board - What and Why?
05 June 2023 Interview Techniques Level 1
10 May 2023 The Changing Landscape of Investigative Interviewing - A Canadian Perspective
20 April 2023 FIT 2023 - Fraud Investigation Techniques
03 April 2023 Advanced Internet Intelligence & Online Investigators Training - April 3-4, 2023 Monday Tuesday
22 March 2023 Forensic Video Analysis & Audio Forensics – What’s possible through the analysis of recorded evidence
06 March 2023 Critical Thinking for Investigators
22 February 2023 What a Private Investigator Should Know About Insurance Claims Investigations in Ontario - Part 2
13 February 2023 Social Media Intelligence and Investigations
25 January 2023 What a Private Investigator Should Know About Insurance Claims Investigations in Ontario
28 December 2022 Body Language Cues & Lie Spotting
17 November 2022 CPIO Annual General Meeting
17 November 2022 CPIO Professional Development Day
05 October 2022 Online Image Investigation: Metadata, Reverse Searches, Facial Recognition and Deep Fakes
28 September 2022 Issues to Address on Fraud Intake Meetings
17 August 2022 Down The Rabbit Hole: A tour into the dark web
20 July 2022 The Casino Experience - Part 1 A Review of Security Features on Identification
29 June 2022 Investigative Journalism with Martin Himel
18 May 2022 Do's and Don't For Private Investigators and Lawyers
21 April 2022 F.I.T. 2022 - April 21, 2022 - save the date
30 March 2022 Intellectual Property
16 February 2022 February Webinar - "Reconstruction", presented by Pario Engineering & Environmental Sciences
19 January 2022 "Detecting Deception" Presented by Desmond Taljaard
10 January 2022 Training Course: Advanced Internet Intelligence - January 10 & 11, 2022
18 November 2021 Professional Development Day
03 November 2021 Slavery & Human Trafficking Investigations presented by Dr. Richard Schoeberl
13 October 2021 Detecting Art Fraud by Graham Ospreay
08 September 2021 Trauma Informed Investigations
11 August 2021 A Lawyers View .... presented by Daniel Strigberger
07 July 2021 Environmental Crime Investigation
02 June 2021 Stress Management for the Private Investigator, presented by Amit Rajput
05 May 2021 Critical Thinking - presented by David Toddington
22 April 2021 F.I.T. 2021 Fraud Investigation Techniques
07 April 2021 Employment Contracts and Independent Contractors - presented by Brian Wasyliw & Samia Hussein
10 March 2021 Body Language Cues & Lie Spotting - part 2 (with Vanessa Greenblatt)
16 February 2021 CPIO Virtual Town Hall Meeting
10 February 2021 Webinar: Investigative Note Taking (with Dave Quigley)
27 January 2021 Webinar: Elements of a Civil Action: From Claim to Trial (with Theresa Hartley & Maeve O'Malley)
09 December 2020 Report Writing
25 November 2020 Document Analysis Part 2
25 November 2020 Body Language
16 November 2020 CPIO 50th Anniversary Professional Development Day & Annual General Meeting
11 November 2020 Image Analysis for Identifying Locations
28 October 2020 OSINT Investigations replaces Electronic Signatures and their Identification: A forensic Look at Digital Signatures)
14 October 2020 An Introduction to Forensic Document Examination and Forgery Analysis
30 September 2020 An Introduction to Intellectual Property - Part 2
16 September 2020 A Lawyer's Perspective on Insurance Investigation
02 September 2020 An Introduction to Intellectual Property
19 August 2020 Cyber Security
05 August 2020 Online Investigation Interviewing
22 July 2020 An Introduction to Surveillance Equipment
08 July 2020 Body Language Cues
17 June 2020 OSINT
10 June 2020 Basic Interview Techniques II
04 June 2020 Basic Interview Techniques Part 2
03 June 2020 Basic Interview Techniques II
20 May 2020 Basic Interview Techniques I
06 May 2020 COVID-19 WEBINAR
02 April 2020 ** FIT 2020 CONFERENCE CANCELLED **
22 January 2020 2020 OIAA Professional Development & Claims Conference
01 October 2019 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario (CPIO)
09 April 2019 F.I.T.4 FRAUD INVESTIGATION TECHNIQUES ONE DAY CONFERENCE


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The Council of Professional Investigators of Ontario (CPIO) is dedicated to the representation of the profession of Private Investigators in the Province of Ontario, through the development and application of industry training, professional standards, and code of ethics.

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