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Jose L. De La Cruz

Deputy Sheriff

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

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Jose L. De La Cruz has over 17 years of public safety experience. He has been a police officer for the Compton Police Department and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He is currently a patrol Deputy overseeing several Sheriff Security Officer's, providing law enforcement duties for the Department of Public Social Services and Department of Mental Health.

Jose has worked custody, patrol and assisted in developing a curriculum for the Department of Homeland Security on Behavior Assessment. Jose also assisted in development and curriculum design on a national curriculum for the Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grants and Training. The purpose of the program was a Weapons of Mass Destruction, national training program for non-sworn transit security personnel (Terrorism Awareness: Protecting the U.S. Public Transportation System). Jose's responsibilities included writing a detailed curriculum, authoring proposals, work plans and networking with a multitude of agencies, governmental and private alike.

Jose was also part of a Special Problems Unit, targeting crimes against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, specifically the investigation, interviewing, identification and apprehension of graffiti taggers. He also handled and conducted numerous criminal investigations in various types of crimes, ranging from Criminal Homicide to Petty Theft while assigned to patrol.


  • "Your analytical interview techniques and instruction are an important part of our training and truly demonstrate the value of your curriculum. Some of the students remarked that it was the best interview training they have attended." - A.J. Carrol, Asst. Chief Golden Gate Division, California Highway Patrol
  • "Enhanced the field agent's ability to recognize areas we should pursue when assessing the validity of individuals and information." - NCIX
  • "I want to take opportunity to thank you and your staff for the training you recently provided to this Agency's Security Protective Officers and the attendees from law enforcement agencies in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The Institute's interview/ interrogation methodologies, combines with academic research presented by Dr. Mark Frank, and incorporated practical exercises were universally well received by the class participants."- James Kirkman, Chief Protective Programs Group, CIA

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  • The Cognitive Interview
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