Course Information

Date18 - 19 May 2017, Thu - Fri
Time9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
VenueRoyal Plaza on Scotts Singapore Hotel Including Tea breaks and International Gourmet Buffet Lunch at Award winning Carousel Restaurant (Halal Certified)
FeeS$ 900 (Nett)
S$ 540 (After 40% PIC Cash)
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May 2017

Interrogation Vs Investigative – Interview Implication on Evidence

- Practical Approach to Investigative Interviewing Techniques


Managers are often called upon to conduct internal investigation which may relate to a customer’s feedback, employee’s allegation, an accident or incident at the workplace or a routine disciplinary matter. They may also be asked to determine corporate policies, practices and procedures to prevent losses; deal with crisis; negotiate with tenderers or any other corporate concerns. The seemingly routine process of interviewing people to gather facts and ascertain truths is often perplexed by varying behaviours and motives of individuals.

The interviewer must not only know what to ask but also who to ask, when to ask, how to ask and why he is asking the questions. At the same time, interviewers must be able to interpret the “signals” that he received from the interviewee. Planning, skilfully and meticulously interviewing and questioning of people is key to establish facts. Interview is a critical pillar in search of the truth of any transaction or occurrence. It involves a series of planned activities providing a systematic and structured approach applying principles of human relations, interactive communications and questioning techniques.

Through the process of clarifying, verifying and confronting the interviewee with the testament of others or other facts available or gathered, the account given by the interviewee is subjected to close scrutiny to determine the truth. Being equipped with good grounding of Investigative Interviewing Techniques is relevant and important for managers and the organization to effectively secure facts and avoid unnecessary lawsuits, prevent future recurrence or further losses and eliminate other negative impacts to corporate image and reputation.



Day 1:

  • Introduction
  • Overview and Process of Investigation
  • Rights, Legality & Obligations
  • Interactive Communication – Behaviour, Motive & Non-Verbal
  • The Interview Process
    • Preparation (Objectives, Types of Interviewee)
    • Preparing the Environment
    • The Interview Guide
  • Practical Exercise / Role Play

Day 2:

  • The Interview Process
    • Questioning Techniques
      • Confirming
      • Clarifying
      • Confronting
    • Closing the Interview
  • Good Interview – Bad Interview
  • Practical Exercise / Role Play
  • Critique and Reflection


  • An overview of the Investigation Process
  • An understanding of the Interview Process
  • Understanding of the Powers and Rights
  • Application of the techniques in interviewing and questioning


  • Managers / Senior Managers
  • Department / Section Heads
  • Recruitment / Human Resource Executives
  • Security Managers / Executives
  • Accountant / Auditors
  • Team Leaders
  • Public Relations Officers
  • Investigators
  • Others involved in gathering facts


  • To provide participants with an overview of the investigation process
  • To explain the rights and obligations in conducting an investigative interview
  • To outline the steps in the Interview Process
  • To equip participants with the mechanism to deal with challenges
  • To enable participants to develop and apply interviewing and questioning techniques



“The course provides a lot of useful techniques in Investigation and as a professional I have learnt many things that I would have not known otherwise.”
– Manager, Land Transport Authority

“The course gave comprehensive coverage of subject area and give me a good concept of the interview process and the questioning techniques.”
– HR Manager , Beth-EL

“The training were particularly useful and certainly offered the investigator a lot to consider in the approach and subsequent handling of the outcome of investigative activities.”
– Director, CPF

“A useful course significantly enhancing my awareness of the many aspects of investigations and interrogations.”
– Manager, Cold Storage



Mohamad Shairi Bin Mohamad Shahir

Shairi began his career with the Singapore Police Force in 1979 and performed various duties in Police Operations, Training and Investigation. He left in 1998 holding the rank of Assistant Superintendent of Police.

He was the Chief Investigation Officer at “C” Division where he managed a team of investigators where he implemented the team-based investigation system and supervised the investigation handled by his charges on various offences under the Criminal Statutes. As Chief Investigation Officer, he conducted training to ensure that the officers under his charge were aware of the laws and procedures to remain current and abreast of developments and delivered a high standard of work.

Thereafter he was the Commanding Officer Junior Officers’ Training Wing, Police Training Command where he was managing a team of trainers responsible for the training of police recruits as well as other developmental courses. He was a law lecturer on Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act.

After leaving the Singapore Police Force, he set up his private investigation and security guard agency styled Live Sensor SPI Consultancy. He corporatized his business and founded Live Sensor SPI Consultancy Pte Ltd and Live Sensor Security Pte Ltd in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Collectively, both companies provide services on security manpower, consultancy, private investigation and training.

He has provided both permanent and event security manpower services to various agencies including government ministries, statutory boards, office buildings, commercial as well as industrial properties and the F1 race in Singapore.

On investigation, services were rendered to Baker & McKenzie, a leading law firm, on matters involving infringements of intellectual property rights. Evidences of infringement were gathered for various clients including Nokia, Columbia Sportswear, Media Corporation of Singapore, Microsoft Singapore and the Ministry of Health.

Shairi is an AVSEC Professional Manager. He provides security consultancy to cargo agents on Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime, Secure Trade Partnership, TAPA Freight and Transport Security, ISO 28000 Supply Chain Security and others. He is an International Crime Prevention Specialist and is accredited RACASP Security Consultant and Auditor. He has conducted numerous security consultancy services ranging from facility survey, audit, TVRA (threat, vulnerability, risk assessment) and security design options.

Apart from providing security consultancy, Shairi also offers safety risk assessments and recommendations at workplaces and has done so for the Outward Bound School, other schools and numerous warehouse facilities. Another area of consultancy is on the development of skills and competencies. He develops Industry Functional maps and Skill Standards blueprints. He was involved in the National Skills Recognition System (NSRS) as a Skills Standards Consultant and Assessor. He has put up several Skills Standards for varying industry.

Shairi is also providing training. He is an Associate Lecturer (Diploma level) with the Security Industry Institute, Shairi lectures several security subjects including law and management such as “Manage Security Agency within Legal Framework”, “Conduct Security Survey”, “Manage Security Operations”, “Manage Security Business”, “Assess and Manage Security Risk Control Measures”, “Achieving Work Effectiveness”, “Performance Management”, “Manage and Resolve Conflicts” and others. He is competent to develop and conduct competency-based training and assessment.

He also develops and conducts training courses such as “Investigation Techniques”, “Investigation Interviewing Techniques”, “Security Management System and Risk Assessment Workshop”, “Internal Auditor Workshop for Cargo Agents”, “Security Awareness Course”, “Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime Training Programme”, “Security Systems, Technology & Practices cum Known Consignor Workshop”, “Effective Security Operations”, “Counterterrorism”, “Tourist Counterterrorism” and other customized in-house courses for companies.

He has developed and delivered the “Customized Security Operations Management Course” for ConocoPhillips in Jakarta, Indonesia and the “Vocational Security Training” to Brunei Methanol Company.

Shairi has conducted an “Investigation Course” for Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and “Investigative Report Writing” for the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG). He has also conducted training on Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and Evidence Act for the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA). He has also conducted the Customers Relationship Management (CRM) for the Ang Mo Kio Police Division HQ and the “Investigative Interview workshop” in Hong Kong and Macau.

He developed the “Security Operations and Customer Experience Management Course” for Frasers Hospitality. Having successfully conducted the pilot run in Singapore, he completed similar training in Shanghai, Brisbane, London and Jakarta.


  • Master of Human Resource Management (MHRM)
  • Bachelor of Business in Business Administration with Distinction
  • Diploma in Management Studies
  • Professional Graduate Diploma in Counter Terrorism and Security
  • Diploma in Security Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA)
  • ICAO Aviation Security Professional Manager (AVSEC PM)


  • Licensee
    • Security Guard Agency
    • Private Investigation Agency
    • Security Service Provider
  • International Crime Prevention Specialist
  • Private Investigation
    • WSQ Perform Investigation Activities in compliance with Legal Requirements
  • Business Continuity
    • Analyzing Business Continuity Risks and Assessing their Organizational Impacts
  • Police Investigation
    • Chief Investigation Officer
    • Senior Investigation Officer
    • Investigation Officer
  • Security Management System & Risk Assessment Workshop
  • Course Development / Instructional Designs
    • Investigation Workshop
    • Security Management System & Risk Assessment Workshop
    • Internal Auditor’s Workshop
    • Regulated Air Cargo Agent (RCAR)
    • Security Awareness
    • Effective Security Operations
    • Vocational Security Training
    • Club Security Management
  • Training
    • Adjunct Trainer, Temasek Polytechnic
    • External Lecturer, Security Industry Institute
    • Associate Trainer, Centre for Behavioral Science
    • External Lecturer, Aventis School of Management
    • Associate Trainer , WorldBridge Training Centre (Hong Kong)
    • Associate Trainer , Real Time Training and Development Center LLC (Abu Dhabi)
  • Security Consultancy
    • Consultant/Auditor
    • Regulated Air Cargo Agent Regime (RCAR)
    • Secure Trade Partnership
    • TAPA FSR
    • TAPA TSR
    • ISO 28000
    • TVRA / Audits
  • Associate Consultant
    • STET Homeland Security Pte Ltd
    • Saint Security Consultant Pte Ltd
    • Glen Iris International LLP (Dubai)
    • Real Time Training and Development Center LLC (Abu Dhabi)
    • Pristine Security Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
  • NSRS Skills Consultant
    • Industry Functional Map
    • Skills Standards
    • OJT Blueprint
  • Work Safety & Health
    • BizSafe Level 1
    • BizSafe Level 2


  • Police OCT Basic Course
  • Police “C” Course
  • Police “B” Course
  • Police “E” Course
  • Prosecutor’s Course
  • Train the Trainers


  • CP High Commendation (’91)
  • CP Commendation (’84, ’86, ’93, ’95)
  • RMIT Golden Key National Honour Society (’95)
  • International Society of Crime Prevention Practitioners
  • Singapore Training and Development Association

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