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Tab Cooper

Tab Cooper is quickly becoming internationally recognized for his skills-based approach to modifying participant behavior to enhance a wide range of interpersonal skills, personally and professionally.

During his 20-year law enforcement career, Tab served as patrol officer, investigator, instructor and commander. He is a graduate of the Leadership and Command College (LCC) and held a Master Peace Officer certification through the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. He later joined the Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas (LEMIT) as a Project Coordinator developing and coordinating the first mandatory police chief management and leadership training program in the United States. He was responsible for developing and coordinating leadership and management training for police administrators from over 1080 Texas police departments.

After LEMIT, Tab worked with Dr. Stephen Sampson, renowned Counseling Psychologist, social intelligence instructor, and protégé of Dr. Carl Rogers and Dr. John "Jack" Blakeman. Tab traveled with Dr. Sampson throughout the United States for four years assisting in training seminars teaching techniques to enhance social and emotional intelligence skills.

Tab earned a B.S. in Law Enforcement and Police Science and a Masters degree in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University. He also completed numerous hours in post-graduate courses and coauthored a number of research articles in business communication.

He continued his professional development as a Business Communication lecturer at Sam Houston State University. Tab taught a variety of business communication courses during his seven years with the College of Business Administration applying his experience, advanced training and post-graduate education in the fields of management, leadership, communication studies, business communication and counseling psychology.


  • "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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  • Analytic Interviewing
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  • The Cognitive Interview
  • Forensic Questioning
  • PEACE Model
  • Language and Listening
  • Personality Disorders & Interviewing

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