Jon Rappa

Jon Rappa

Corporal, Gainesville Police Department, Gainesville, FL


Corporal Jon Rappa has worked in law enforcement for over 24 years, including four years in Corrections. Cpl. Rappa was a Sergeant with the Department of Corrections before crossing over to law enforcement in 2001. Cpl. Rappa also spent several years in loss prevention, interviewing dishonest employees. He has over 12 years of investigative experience and has extensive knowledge of robbery, homicide, and narcotics crimes. His past assignments include DEA Task Force Officer, Narcotics Detective working “deep undercover”, Field Training Officer, Street Crimes Investigator, Juvenile Crimes Detective, Violent Crimes Detective, and Robbery/Homicide Detective.

Cpl. Rappa is known for his strong interview and interrogation skills and currently teaches interview and interrogation with Advanced Police Concepts. He is an instructor at the Institute for Public Safety, Santa Fe College. He is a graduate of the Miami-Dade Medicolegal Death Investigations course and teaches for private companies such as Law Enforcement Advanced Programs and Advanced Police Concepts. Cpl. Rappa has taught his signature class, Advanced Interview and Interrogation for many years and all over the U.S. In 2020, he added an online course called Extracting the Truth, which has brought his proven strategy to even more officers. He will be presenting at the Southeastern Homicide Investigators Conference in 2021.