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Christian Cory

Captain Christian Cory, LEADS Law Enforcement Scholar
Captain; 2020 NIJ LEADS Law Enforcement Officer
Wichita Police Department

Wichita, KS

Captain Christian Cory has served on the Wichita Police Department for 23 years. He currently leads the Crimes Against Persons Bureau. Captain Cory has previously served in the Homicide Section, DV/Sex Crimes Section, Gang/Felony Assault Unit, Crisis Negotiation Team, and Patrol. He has obtained his B.S. in Criminology at Kansas State University and his M.A. in Forensic Psychology at the University of North Dakota. Captain Cory’s interests and expertise involve science-based interviewing & interrogation, rapport development, de-escalation, cognitive interviewing, and increasing the effectiveness of law enforcement investigations through communication. He brought science-based interviewing curriculum to Wichita and has now been officially adopted by the Wichita Police Department. Captain Cory has collaborated with researchers and practitioners to bring several studies to Wichita Police Department on topics including: a science-based interviewing field validation study, proximity-based evidence disclosure, resistance in interviewing, text intervention in domestic violence cases, and will be teaming up on a randomized control trial to assess an evidence-based project at Wichita Police Department in 2023.

Date Created: July 27, 2020