About the Instructor

  •  Jerry Lewis, M.A., retired as a Lieutenant from the New Jersey State Police after twenty-five years of service.  He was the supervisor of the Violent Crime Analysis and Polygraph Unit.  He has been a polygraph examiner for thirty-eight years and has conducted more than 3000 criminal-specific examinations. He has been recognized as an expert in Statement Analysis.  Jerry was one of the first detectives in the United States to be trained in this technique, having analyzed thousands of statements since that time.  He identified the killer of Megan Kanka (Megan’s Law) from a statement read to him over the phone after the man had been cleared as a suspect.  He has been teaching Statement Analysis since 1984 and regularly consults with other law enforcement agencies on serious and complex investigations.  He has conducted interviews for every type of crime and has elicited more than 50 murder confessions.  Due to his success in obtaining confessions, in 1988 he developed a five-day Interview and Interrogation Course, which is still being offered by the New Jersey State Police.  This forty-hour course has been presented to law enforcement officers from across the United States and Canada.  He has customized training for agencies such as United States Customs, the Department of Gaming Enforcement, and the IRS.  He is a certified police instructor and has lectured on Interviewing for numerous police academies, the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration, MAGLOCLEN, the New Jersey Polygraphists, Fish and Game, United States Probation and Parole, New Jersey Dept. of Corrections, the Chicago Police Department, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, the Ontario Provincial Police, and the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists.  He has been a guest lecturer at numerous specialty schools such as the Delaware State Police Homicide School, the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons School, and the International Homicide Investigators Association.  He holds a Masters Degree in Education from Seton Hall University and as an adjunct professor at Sussex County Community College he developed a course on Criminal Investigation.  He has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University where he presented his four-day Tactical Interviewing Program.  During the past thirty-eight years he has trained more than 30,000 law enforcement officials in the art of interrogation.