Spanish for Law Enforcement Phase II

Course Description

This course is a review and continuation of the course entitled "Spanish for Law Enforcement Phase I." It focuses on field interview and interrogation protocols to enable officers and investigators to obtain critical information relevant to drug enforcement and investigations. This workshop prepares non-Hispanic officers to use Spanish in order to request and receive critical information concerning suspects, searches and seizures associated with illegal drug activity.

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Speak Spanish in order to ask for basic field information, including questions about names, birthdates, telephone numbers, addresses, ages, places of employment, countries of origin, identity documents, location of persons, location of drugs and weapons and ownership of vehicles.
  2. Use Spanish numbers to establish the time and date of an event.
  3. Mirandize in Spanish.
  4. Understand probable spoken Spanish responses to learned questions.
  5. Conduct basic field interviews in Spanish.


Course Length

4 days (32 hours)

Who May Attend This Course