This week, Sisters in Crime is being offered simultaneously online and in-person from 2:00 to 3:30pm.

Click here to join the program online, or come to Laura’s Library to join us in-person.

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Sisters in Crime: Police Interview and Interrogation Techniques 

Mystery writers and enthusiasts, come to today’s Sisters in Crime meeting to learn about police interview and interrogation techniques!

Detective Darrel Lambert is a detective with the Austin Police Department, currently assigned to the Child Abuse Unit. He has been an officer for 15 years. For the past four years, he has been a detective. He has led investigations into robberies, aggravated assaults, and all types of incidents involving the physical and sexual abuse of children. Darrel has conducted over 100 suspect interviews and spent over two hundred hours in the interview room. He has trained detectives from many other departments in interview and interrogation techniques. He presented at the Crimes Against Children Conference (2022) on the topic of interview and interrogation. Darrel holds a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University.


Please read these ground rules ahead of the conversation:

  • Please keep your camera on for the discussion and provide your name.
  • Mute if there is background noise.
  • Respect the privacy of others by not reporting what you hear in this conversation with any specificity or attribution.
  • Be respectful and listen when others are speaking.
  • Allow everyone’s voice to be heard that wants to