JERRY A. LEWIS

CERTIFIED POLYGRAPH EXAMINER

Jerry A. Lewis & Associates, LLC
PO Box 134
Greendell, NJ 07839
Phone: 973-383-7634
Fax: 973-383-5672
E-mail:
jlewis9070@gmail.com


CURRICULUM VITAE

CERTIFICATIONS:

Certified Police Instructor (1980) New Jersey Police Training Commission

Certified Polygraph Examiner (1982) Keeler Polygraph Institute, Chicago, Illinois

Chairman of the Board, New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)

President, New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. (2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Vice President, New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. (2003, 2004)
Member - New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. (1981)
Member - American Polygraph Association
Member – National Polygraph Association

Certified Polygraph Examiner by New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc.

Qualified Expert in Polygraph – New Jersey Superior Court

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois (2000)

Adjunct Professor, Sussex County Community College, Newton, NJ (1995-1997)
CAREER EXPERIENCE:

Jerry A. Lewis & Associates, LLC February 2000 to Present

· Lecture – Interview & Interrogation, Statement Analysis
· Consult – On active and cold case investigations
· Polygraph – Conduct polygraph examinations

NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE – 25 years

Unit Supervisor: June 1993 to February 2000
Polygraph/Violent Crimes Analysis Unit
(retired)

Chief Polygraph Examiner for the New Jersey State Police
Supervise 11 detectives and civilian personnel
Direct and coordinate all polygraph examinations conducted for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
Conduct stipulated and non-stipulated polygraph examinations
Review polygraph examinations conducted by other law enforcement personnel and/or private examiners for purposes of conducting re-examinations or stipulated examinations
Present lectures and demonstrations on the use of the polygraph to law enforcement agencies, polygraph organizations, schools, and civic groups
Present training on interviewing and interrogation
Oversee the administration of the Violent Crime Analysis Program, a computerized database utilized to detect, track, and link violent serial offenders and crimes
Coordinate and moderate inter-agency conferences to investigate serious, sensitive, or high profile crimes
Analyze statements of accused, suspects, witnesses, victims, and informants to determine their truthfulness for all law enforcement agencies
Assist the unit’s Criminal Investigative Analyst (Criminal Profiler) with assessing the behavior and writings of suspects and victims in high profile cases, i.e., threats on public officials, stalking, serial rapes, and murders

 

Polygraph Examiner: January 1981 to June 1993

Administered more than 1500 stipulated and non-stipulated criminal specific polygraph examinations for local, county, state, and federal law enforcement agencies
Developed the 5-day New Jersey State Police Interview and Interrogation School

Educational Services Unit January 1980 to 1981

Researched and developed safety programs for corporations and civic groups
Lectured daily to students from grammar schools to colleges on topics relating to safety and careers

General Road Duty January 1975 to 1980

Performed general police duties at various road stations throughout northern New Jersey with a focus on criminal investigations

New Jersey State Police Academy September 1974 to January 1975

Successfully completed all training required to become a trooper

EDUCATION:

M.A. in Education, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ: 1991
B.A. in Sociology, Rutgers College, New Brunswick, NJ: 1974

POLYGRAPH TRAINING:

Keeler Polygraph Institute January 1981 to March 1981
Chicago, Illinois

Completed 7 week Basic Polygraph Examiner’s Course
Received Certificate of Training
Placed on Internship Phase

Keeler Polygraph Institute March 1982
Chicago, Illinois

Completed 2 week Advanced Polygraph Examiner’s Course
Certified as a Polygraph Examiner

Federal Bureau of Investigation January 1990
Quantico, Virginia

Completed 4 week Advanced Polygraph Examiner’s Course conducted by the FBI
Trained in numerous additional polygraph techniques such as the Backster Zone of Comparison, the Mixed General Question Technique, the Modified Zone of Comparison, Positive Control, and several scoring techniques

ADVANCED POLYGRAPH TRAINING

New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Interrogation and the Keeler Technique instructed by Leonard H. Harrelson, Keeler Polygraph Institute, Chicago, Illinois: September 17 & 18, 1981
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Chart Interpretation, R & I Technique, instructed by Raymond Weir, September 14 & 15, 1982
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Military Zone Technique, M.G.Q.T., Counter-Measures, and Quality Control instructed by Robert A. Brisentine, Jr., US Army, C.I.D., September 15 & 16, 1983
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Chart Interpretation, Instrumentation, Numerical Evaluation, and the Military Technique instructed by Ronald E. Decker, US Army Polygraph School, September 13 & 14, 1984
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in comparison of Validated Polygraph Techniques, Balance Flexibility Techniques and its Uses, Subliminal and Telemetric Influences to Polygraph and Counter-Measures to their Uses instructed by Dr. Antonio V. Suarez-Barrio, Central Texas College, September 12 & 13, 1985
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Advanced Interrogation and Interviewing Through Gesture Observation instructed by Richard O. Arther, Director of the National Training Center of Polygraph Science, New York, NY, September 11 & 12, 1986
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Advanced Interrogation and Interview Techniques – Interrogation for Interrogators instructed by Richard E. Ovens, New York State Police, September 17 & 18, 1987
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in the Morgan Interview Theme Technique instructed by Dr. Raymond Morgan, Ph.D., the Institute for Criminal Behavioral Sciences, September 15 & 16, 1988
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in The Art of Interrogation and Interview instructed by Special Agent Paul Culley, FBI, Washington, DC, September 14 & 15, 1989
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in the Principles of Persuasion instructed by Dr. Ted Smith III, Virginia Commonwealth University, Va September 13 & 14, 1990
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Chart Interpretation instructed by William Schieve, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Paterson, NJ on September 15 & 16, 1991
National Training Center of Polygraph Science, Advanced Polygraph Techniques, Annual May Seminar, May 16, 17 & 18, 1994
Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists Seminar in Advanced Polygraph Techniques, Annual Seminar, August 26, 27, &28, 1997
National Training Center of Polygraph Science, Interviewing for Sex Crimes, Annual Seminar, May, 1998
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in "Disclosing Secrets" - Neurolinguistics instructed by Investigator Gregory J. Harlin, New York State Police, CIB, September 17 & 18, 1998
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar in Interview and Interrogation Techniques by Albert D. Snyder, Spec. Agent, Defense Security Services, US Army, CID, September 14 & 15, 2000
Polygraph Training at bi-monthly New Jersey Polygraphists meetings
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar on Interview Techniques for the Investigation of Terrorism by Paul Cully, Chief of Counter Intelligence, National Counter Intelligence Agency, and Special Agents William C. Holloman and Joseph M. Berner, FBI, September 24 – 26, 2003
New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar on Cognitive Interviewing by Neil Barker, Director of the Canadian Polygraph School, September 30 – October 1, 2004
American Polygraph Association Seminar, San Antonio, Texas,
August 1 – 5, 2005
· New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar on Polygraph Research by Don Krapohl, Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, and EPPA Case Law by Assistant Prosecutor Regina Caulfield, Union County Prosecutor’s Office, September 14 – 16, 2005
· New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar on Advanced Polygraph Applications by Donnie W. Dutton, Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, September 13 – 15, 2006
· American Polygraph Association Seminar, New Orleans, LA
August 20 – 24, 2007
· New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar on Nailing the Pre-Test and Non-Confrontational Comparison Questions by Milton O. "Skip" Webb USA CID and The Utah Zone, Test Data Analysis, and Countermeasures by Mark Handler, Montgomery County Texas Sheriff’s Office, September 19 – 21, 2007
· New Jersey Polygraphists Seminar on Gathering Linguistic Communication Information Theory, Physiology, Chart Analysis, and Criminal Personality Assessment, September 24 -26, 2008
· National Polygraph Association, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Charles Honts: The Utah Approach, Directed Lie Comparison Questions, and Counter Measures, January 25 -27, 2009
· New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. Seminar. Michael Smith on Conducting Polygraph Exams in Sexual Abuse cases and Dr. Charles Honts on the Directed Lie Comparison Test, Scoring, and False Confessions, September 23 – 25, 2009
· New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. Seminar. Esther Harwell on Pre-test Procedures and Chart Interpretation and Raymond Nelson on The 3-Position Algorythm Study, and the Empirical Scoring System, October 13 – 15, 2010
· New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. Seminar. Pam Shaw on validated techniques, directed lies, and screening tests. Dr. John Kircher on the Kircher features and test data analysis. October 10 -12, 2012
· New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. Seminar. Dr. David Raskin on the development of the Utah test and scoring features with supporting research. Donald Krapohl on Best Practices. May 5-7, 2014

·  New Jersey Polygraphists, Inc. Seminar.  Dr. Charles Honts on the Directed Lie Test, Grand Total Scoring, Research and False Confessions.  Gil Witte on the Empirical Scoring System and Chart Scoring.  May 18-20, 2015


RELATED TRAINING:

Productive Interrogation (Statement Analysis) instructed by Avinoam Sapir, Laboratory for Scientific Interrogation, New York, NY, January, 1984 (40 hours)
Practical Homicide Investigation instructed by Vern Geberth, Commander, New York Police Department, Bronx, NY, May 2, 3 & 4, 1999
Somerset/Hunterdon/FBI 2001 Crisis Negotiation Seminar, May, 2001
Somerset/Hunterdon/FBI 2002 Crisis Negotiation Seminar, May, 2002

NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE COURSES

Basic Drug Enforcement (40 hours) June, 1976
Criminal Investigation School (80 hours) November, 1978
Instructor Training (80 hours) September, 1980
Juvenile Justice (32 hours) November, 1980
Surveillance (8 hours) April, 1981
Organized Crime School (24 hours) September, 1981
Sex Crimes Investigation (32 hours) October, 1983
Advanced Drug Enforcement (56 hours) April, 1984
Organized Criminal Groups (40 hours) April, 1986
Child Abuse Investigations (24 hours) June, 1988
Applicant Investigations (40 hours) February, 1990
Incident Command System (16 hours) March, 1991
Supervision School (80 hours) May, 1993

AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

1999 – Received Unit Commendation for outstanding accomplishments during the year 1999
1998 – Received Performance Notice for obtaining 52 confessions in homicide investigations
1997 – Appointed Supervisor of the North Region of Applicant Investigators for the 118 th New Jersey State Police Class
1992 – Nominated for Trooper of the Year for accomplishments as a polygraph examiner
1991 – Received Letter of Commendation for obtaining confessions which solved 299 crimes and resulted in the arrest of 376 people
1989 – Received Performance Notice for obtaining 13 confessions in homicide investigations in one year
1988 – Recommended for Certificate of Commendation for eliciting confession for the murder of Tammie Hawley
1987 – Selected as Polygraph Examiner of the Year by the New Jersey Polygraph Association
1986 – Selected as Polygraph Examiner of the Year by the New Jersey Polygraph Association
1986 – Received Certificate of Commendation for a 90% confession rate
1985 Certificate of Commendation for eliciting 76 confessions

AS A LECTURER:

Trained thousands of law enforcement personnel in the areas of Interviewing, Interrogation, Statement Analysis, and Use of the Polygraph
Developed customized Interviewing curriculum for numerous agencies throughout the United States and Canada, including:

New Jersey:
New Jersey Polygraph Association, New Jersey State Police Homicide Seminar, New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Seminar, Division of Criminal Justice, Arson Investigators, Narcotics Investigators, Sex Crime Investigators, Top Gun (Interviewing Informants), Applicant Investigators, Oral Boards, Division of Gaming Enforcement, Division of Youth and Family Services, Public Defenders Office, Organized Crime School, Vehicle Theft Investigators, Basic Criminal Investigation School, Division of Fish and Wildlife, Department of Corrections, and various police academies.

Chicago Police Department

Delaware State Police Homicide Seminar

Georgia Peace Officers

Regional:
Middle Atlantic Great Lakes Organized Criminal Law Enforcement Network

United States:
Customs Service, DEA, IRS, Probation and Parole

Canada:
Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists, Ontario Provincial Police, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Private Industry:
Fraud investigators, security personnel, insurance, telecommunications (AT&T, Commerce Bank, Prudential Insurance, etc.)

Colleges/Universities: Northwestern University, Drew University, Sussex County Community College, Centenary College, William Paterson College, Middlesex County Community, Stockton College of New Jersey

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