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Accreditation for Past Courses

Posted: May 8, 2018

The following courses from recent NCPA training were recently approved by the NC PPSB for continuing education credit hours:

Lafayette Computerized Polygraph Software
December 7-8, 2017
Approved for 8 credit hours
Reviewing Major Case Investigations: Specific Issues Question Formulation, Effective probable Lie Questions; Discuss examination, Doug Williams
December 7, 2017
Approved for 4 credit hours
Theme Development for Comparison Questions The Bi-Zone and Utah Zone of Comparison test
March 15, 2018
Course #PPSB-18-432
Approved for 6 credit hours
Test Data Analysis Review What the PLC Examiner needs to know about Running DLC’s
March 16, 2018
Course #PPSB-18-433
Approved for 6 credit hours
 

November 2016 Newsletter

Posted: November 2, 2016

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Download our November 2016 Newsletter. Topics include:

  • Upcoming December Conference
  • Secretary/Treasurer Report
  • NCPA Apparel
  • President's Award
  • Business Meeting Notes
 

A Note from the NCPA President

Posted: October 20, 2015

The North Carolina Polygraph Association participated in the annual Tri-State polygraph seminar with SCAPE and GPA on August 5-7, 2015. SCAPE is a great job coordinating the event and informative material was well received by all examiners in attendance.

The board voted in John Vanderbilt from Mooresville PD as a new member to our association. Welcome, John!

A modification to Article III, Section A. 1. e. of the association by-laws had been previously discussed by the board and sent to the membership for review via an association newsletter. The change to the Active membership section was needed to address recently retired or soon to be retiring police examiner members who are not licensed as private examiners. The current wording allowed no time for transition and the proposed addition serves to accommodate these members. In accordance with the by-laws, the proposal was presented during the business meeting and passed with a favorable vote of at least 3/4 of the voting membership present.

Private examiners in attendance were provided course approval codes issued by the PPSB. The following codes for tri-state training were noted:

  • The Persuasive Interview Approach – 8 hours – course #- PPSB-15-026
  • Understanding Child Sexual Assault – 8 hours – course #- PPSB-15-027
  • Polygraph in Criminal Cases – 12 hours – course #- PPSB-15-025

The treasurer reported a solid financial standing, with a balance of approximately $9300 balance as of June 2015. NCPA membership was reported to be 66 examiners, all of whom had submitted 2015 membership dues.

Upcoming training for fall 2015 will be held December 10-11 at the Charlotte PD Training Academy. Lodging is available at a discounted rate through the Wingate Hotel. See the NCPA website home page for more details on this training event. Upcoming training for 2016 will be discussed by the board in December.

The 2015 President’s Award was presented to Frank Suddreth to recognize his years of service in various roles with the NCPA, particularly his role as training coordinator for the past four years. Thank you, Frank, for all your hard work – the membership has benefitted greatly from your contributions!

 

A Note from the NCPA President

Posted: June 16, 2014

The North Carolina Polygraph Association held training on February 6th and 7th at the Raleigh Police Department Training Center. J.W. Gee presented material the first day on "Persuasive Interview Techniques". The following day featured Ken Andrews presenting "Utility of Situational Controls" and a "Roundtable: Polygraph Hot Topics Discussion" moderated by Andrew Goldstein. The material was informative and well received by those in attendance.

The board voted in four new members to our association on February 6th. Issa Smith (Raleigh PD), Stephen Snowden (Raleigh PD), Chris Smith (NCSBI), and Amanda Nosalek (NCSBI) are all graduates of the American International Institute of Polygraph. They were introduced and welcomed during the business meeting.

A modification to the Affiliate Membership section of the NCPA By-Laws was voted on by the membership during the business meeting. The proposed changes, which clarified the membership category, were unanimously accepted and became effective immediately.

Elections for all board positions were held on February 7th for the 2014-2016 terms. The following individuals were elected and/or re-elected to serve:

  • President - Cory Kramer
  • Vice-President - Dustin Nowatka
  • Secretary/Treasurer - Diane Chapin
  • Law Enforcement Representative - J.C. Bais
  • Private Representative - Andrew Goldstein

The Secretary/Treasurer reported a solid financial standing and 2013 year-end balance of $6,401.78 in our account. Membership dues for 2014 are now payable and a reminder email was recently sent to all members. If you have not paid your $50.00 membership/training dues for 2014, please make check payable to NCPA and mail to 116 Neuse Harbour Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560. Anyone needing a bill/invoice requesting dues payment for their agency should contact Secretary Chapin at northcarolinapa@aol.com.

The training schedule for the remainder of 2014 had to be altered to coordinate scheduled with the other associations involved in the upcoming Tri-State seminar. The seminar, normally held in the summer months, was moved to the fall and will be held on October 8th-10th in Kennesaw, Georgia. Members of our association along with the Georgia Polygraph Association, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners will be in attendance. The NCPA training date previously scheduled for November in Cherokee was moved to August 21st and 22nd to be held in Winston-Salem.

We plan to present the President's Award at the Tri-State seminar in October. The award will be presented to a member who in the past year has generally demonstrated great polygraph work, used polygraph to contribute to a significant case, offered leadership or assistance to benefit association members, or made some other significant polygraph related contribution. We have many talented examiners within our association who are doing great polygraph related work every day and want to recognize these efforts. The process to recognize our membership in such a manner will only work if nominations are completed and forwarded for consideration. Due to a lack of nominations we were unable to present the award in 2013. To complete a nomination, simply send an email to Cory Kramer or Diane Chapin outlining the work and/or contribution of the member.

Proposed changes to the North Carolina Administrative Code (Section .500) applicable to polygraph has been an ongoing process for the past two years. It appears that all recommended changes and updates have been accepted by the applicable governing bodies and will take effect on April 1st, 2014.

Course approval codes issued by the Private Protective Services Board have been sent out periodically in NCPA newsletters. The most recent courses offered and approved are the following:

2012 Fall Training

November 8-9

Burlington, NC

Paired Testing

PPSB-12-795

1 hour

Lafayette Software Training

PPSB-12-796

11 hours

 

2013 Spring Training

February 21-22

Fayetteville, NC

What did I do wrong - Preventing Polygraph Errors

PPSB-13-850

8 hours

What not to do in a polygraph - Importance of QC

PPSB-13-851

8 hours

 

2013 Tri-State Seminar
Replaced by the AAPP Conference - required information for PPSB was not available

 

2013 Fall Training

November 7-8

Hickory, NC

Avoiding Polygraph Errors - Ten Simple Rules

PPSB-13-876

3 hours

Step Into the Future with Text to Speech Polygraph

PPSB-13-877

6 hours

Bias the Silent Killer of Polygraph Conclusions

PPSB-13-878

3 hours

 

2014 Spring Training

February 6-7

Raleigh, NC

Persuasive Interview Techniques

PPSB-13-881

8 hours

Polygraph Hot Topic Discussion

PPSB-14-884

3 hours

Situational Controls and Comparisons

PPSB-14-885

3 hours

 

Online Store for NCPA Apparel Now Available!

Posted: September 30, 2013

We now have an online store where members can order NCPA polo shirts through Team Connection! Visit ncpa14.itemorder.com to order.

 

A Note from the NCPA President

Posted: April 1, 2013

The NCPA recently held training on February 21st and 22nd at the Fayetteville Police Department Training Center. On day one, Skip Webb of the US Army CID presented “What did I do wrong? Alleviating and correcting mistakes in polygraph”. Connie Johnson picked up on day two where Skip left off with her presentation entitled “What not to do in a polygraph test – The importance of quality control among peers”. The training was informative and well received by those in attendance.

 

The board voted in two new association members on February 21st, Jonathan Arnold and Adam Bean. Jonathan is a Detective with the Winston-Salem Police Department and a recent graduate of the American International Institute of Polygraph. Adam is a recent graduate of NCTC Polygraph Training Program and a Detective with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department. Both were introduced and welcomed by the membership.

 

North Carolina Polygraph Association Vice-President Bob Gilford announced recently that he will be retiring from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department in the very near future. He will remain active in his role as Vice-President for the remainder of his term. Congratulations Bob on your retirement!

 

Cory Kramer prepared an updated list of approved polygraph schools for use by both the NCPA and the Private Protective Services Board. He also designed a new state licensing examination (with assistance from Eddie Lane and Frank Suddreth – Thanks Guys!). Both documents were submitted to the Director of the Private Protective Services Board late last year and have now been adopted by the PPSB for immediate use.

 

A revision of the North Carolina Administrative Code (Section .0500) applicable to polygraph has also been completed. Cory Kramer attended a hearing before the PPSB Screening Committee and full PPSB Board in Raleigh, NC to discuss the proposed changes. The approval process is continuing, with the next hearing on the matter scheduled for mid-April in Wilmington, NC. This particular code has not been revised in many years and several rules in place are designed for the use of analog instruments. The proposed changes (if approved) will streamline many of the requirements, allow for paperless procedures, and better reflect current use of computerized polygraph instruments.

 

Private Protective Services Board’s approval codes for 2012 training were posted in our last emailed newsletter.

The Use of Polygraph in Internal Affairs Investigation

PPSB-12-773

3 hours

Polygraph Countermeasures

PPSB-12-774

6 hours

Death Penalty and Polygraph Case Study

PPSB-12-775

3 hours

Paired Testing

PPSB-12-795

1 hour

Lafayette Software Training

PPSB-12-796

11 hours

 

Due to the NCPA co-sponsoring the upcoming AAPP seminar in lieu of the annual Tri-State Training Seminar, we will delay presentation of the 2nd Annual President’s Award until November. The award will be presented to a member who in the past year (since our last tri-state seminar) has generally demonstrated great polygraph work, used polygraph to contribute to a significant case, offered leadership or assistance to benefit association members, or made some other significant polygraph related contribution. We have many talented examiners within our association who are doing great polygraph related work every day and want to recognize these efforts. I am requesting that members submit nominations for his award – if you work independently feel free to nominate yourself or brag about your efforts/accomplishments to someone who will submit a nomination for you. The process to recognize our membership in such a manner will only work if nominations are completed and forwarded for consideration. To complete a nomination, simply send an email to me at cory.kramer@highpointnc.gov outlining the work and/or contribution of the member.

 

A Note from the NCPA President

Posted: August 27, 2012

The NCPA hosted a tri-state training seminar on August 20-21, 2012 with members from the North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia associations in attendance. The attendees received valuable instruction on Countermeasures, Polygraph in Internal Affairs, and a Death Row Case Study. Over 50 polygraph examiners representing the three associations were in attendance.

 

All three associations presented their first annual “President’s Award”. The award is given to recognize a member who has generally demonstrated great polygraph work, used polygraph to contribute to a significant case, offered leadership or assistance to benefit association members, or made some other significant polygraph related contribution. The following members were selected as recipients: North Carolina – Diane Chapin; South Carolina – Charles Lark; Georgia – Don Imbordino. Congratulations to each of these examiners!

 

The association by-laws have been updated and were accepted by the membership at our last business meeting on August 20th, 2012. The membership application has also been updated and accepted for use. Both documents can be viewed on our website.

 

Three examiners were accepted by the board for active membership on August 20, 2012. The new members are Ron Meinecke, Hao Truong, and Charles Lark. Also, the association awarded Honorary Membership in the association to two individuals – Kari Bumbleburg of Lafayette Instrument and retired examiner Michael Radford. Welcome to each of our new members.

 

Not all active association members are listed on the membership section of our website, as we are only posting the information with permission of the individual. If your name does not appear and you would like it added, please email a request to Cory Kramer at cory.kramer@highpointnc.gov with the exact contact information you would like posted.

 

Our next training seminar will be held in Graham, NC on November 8-9, see the home page for details. We hope to have information for three training seminar opportunities to take place in 2013 (February/March, June, and October/November) posted on the website by the end of this year. Please feel free to pass along any training topic and/or speaker requests to our training coordinator or any association board member for consideration.

 

A Note from the Secretary/Treasurer

Posted: February 9, 2012

We currently have $5,716.74 in our bank account. NCPA spent $1,268.51 for instructors' room, board and transportation and $41.91 to Dustin Nowatha for other items for our last conference in Hickory, NC. We spent $175.14 at Staples to purchase and install Microsoft on the NCPA computer.

 

All members should have received a Quick Books Invoice for NCPA dues this past week. If you know someone that did not receive one, that means I had a problem with the email address. Being I switch addresses over to the new computer, I may have copied the email address incorrectly. Please be patient as I learn to use the software. I hope to learn how to post your dues in Quick Books and send each member their paid receipt.

 

As a reminder, membership dues are due! If you have not paid your $50.00 membership/training dues for 2012, please make check payable to NCPA and mail to 116 Neuse Harbour Blvd., New Bern, NC 28560. Anyone needing a bill/invoice requesting dues payment for their agency should contact Secretary Chapin at northcarolinapa@aol.com.

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