Christopher Wilson, CFI

Why did you join IAI?

I joined IAI for one reason, to become a better interviewer. My law enforcement career began in 2005. I’ve held assignments in detention, patrol and investigations.  In that time I have interviewed a range of individuals in every circumstance imaginable. I found the results of my interviews and interrogations have been the most useful tools in the prosecution of my cases. When I was offered I & I training this year, I began the long and arduous task of choosing which 3-5 day course I would attend. During my research I came across CFI. It stood out amongst the rest so I decided to peruse it. Thus far, I have been very impressed. The tools available to members and the support of the WZ and IAI staff has been amazing.

What is the best feature our website offers to you?

The best feature of the website, in my opinion, is the interview tools section. The tools available to members are awesome. I began using them right away and have had great success.

Do you use social media? If so which ones?

I do not use social media.

What are you passionate about?

First and foremost, I am passionate about my family. Secondly, I am passionate about catching bad guys. I consider myself lucky to have found a career in law enforcement. Most people go through life never finding their true passion. I am not one of those people. This is why I feel this program is so important. It has truly improved my skills as an interviewer and made me better at a job that I love.

Who do you most admire? Who is your favorite person? Why?

Besides my wife and kids, I most admire my past leaders. Before I began my career in law enforcement I was enlisted in the army (2000-2004) as an Infantryman. Between 2000 and now, I have had many leaders, some bad, some good and some great. I admire those leaders who care. It sounds simple and cliché but it’s true. I admire every leader out there who genuinely cares about their people, their wellbeing and professional development. I strive to be the type of leader who takes care of his people and truly cares about them. Three of my past leaders stand out: L. Bailey taught me that my attitude is my most valuable asset and that success only comes after hard work. C. Burrow taught me to stand up for and protect my subordinates, to be concerned with their wellbeing and success before my own. K. Hutton taught me, among many other things, how to interview with the best of them and have fun doing it.

If you could trade places for a day with anyone, who would it be?

I would trade places with each of my supervisors to better understand things from their prospective.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you bring?

A satellite phone, all of my fishing tackle and water.

What’s your favorite movie?

My favorite movie is Heat.