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Motivational Interviewing for Law Enforcement Training

  1. July 31, 2017
  2. 8:00am-5:00pm
  3. Havener Center, St. Pat’s Room
  4. Light morning refreshments and lunch included

Registration is $25 for those outside of Rolla, $0 for those from Rolla; a $25 cancellation fee will be assessed if cancellation is not made at least 48 hours before the training. Registration deadline for the course in July 14. *POST Credit is tentative for this session*

Hotel accommodations are available for the evening of July 30th for those travelling more than 50 miles to the training site. Contact the Holiday Inn Express in Rolla and say that you are with Missouri Partners in Prevention to receive the rate of $99 per night. Reservations for this rate must be made by June 30.

This 1-day workshop on Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police is designed to teach and develop the proven fundamentals of motivational interviewing (MI). This workshop is for patrol officers, crime prevention officers, alcohol and drug enforcement officers, and other law enforcement professionals. The participants will learn innovative methods and tools to conduct more effective interviews that lead to reducing alcohol and other drug related crime.

Motivational Interviewing has been applied and researched since the early 1980’s and has proven result in strengthening college students’ own internal motivation to change their high-risk substance misuse behavior. MI is a person-centered and non-judgmental method of communication that highlights and respects individual’s autonomy and identifies their intrinsic values, beliefs and goals. The participants will be able to have a conversation about change when the student's own motivation to change is elevated, close the time gap between the incident and the student conduct process, and provide consistent MI throughout the entire conduct process.


Dave Closson is the author of the Amazon Best Seller, “Motivational Interviewing for Campus Police.” He is an Eastern Illinois University Alumni with a BS in Biology and a MS in Technology, Training and Development. His master’s degree work focused on motivational interviewing for campus police. Dave served in the Illinois Army National Guard for 6 years and was deployed under Operation Iraqi Freedom. Dave is currently a CAPT Associate for SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies. He provides targeted training and technical assistance on alcohol and other drug prevention to campus and communities across the country. He was previously the assistant Director at the Illinois Higher Education Center (IHEC) where he provided professional development, assessment, program planning, evaluation, consultation visits and host training related to alcohol, drug and violence prevention.