January 21, 22 & 23, 2019
GOLDEN NUGGET HOTEL AND CASINO LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
The 2019 Seminar and Business Meeting will be held at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada. Rooms rates for the seminar is $ 61.00 per night (Sunday -Friday) excluding any applicable tax and energy surcharge. In addition the hotel charges a $17.50 resort fee which includes many amenities normally incurred as additional charges.
For Hotel Reservations Call 1-800-331-5731 and mention the National Polygraph Association 2019. Reservations must be made by December 20, 2018 to receive the Seminar Rate. Saturday arrivals are limited.
Speakers will be updated once secured.
Guillermo “Gill” Witt, M.S. : Guillermo Witte is a Polygraph Examiner for the San Diego Police Department. Gil is also an instructor of PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center. Gil is a recognized lecturer and instructor, who has spoken and taught at numerous national and international events. For over a decade, Gil has shared his training and expertise with the public, private, and government sectors. Mr. Witte holds a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Mr. Witte is a member of the American Polygraph Association (APA), American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), and the California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE).
Mike Ward, Ph.D: Dr. Michael Ward is a Lead Polygraph Examiner with the Los Angeles Police Department and has taught Anatomy, Physiology and Countermeasure Detection at Marston Polygraph Academy for eight years. As a Doctor of Chiropractic Sports Medicine and Registered Physician in Myoneural Medicine, Dr. Ward has been a team doctor for multiple Olympic programs and professional athletes. Prior to entering the medical field, Dr. Ward was awarded a commission with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations as a Special Agent in charge of international criminal, narcotics and counterintelligence investigations and was part of the initial response team to the 9/11/2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. Dr. Ward is also an appointed California state Commissioner currently serving the Citizens Redistricting Commission since 2010.
Dana Michniewicz: Dana Michniewicz is the Clinical Director of The Academy Phoenix Program in Norristown, PA. The Phoenix is a court-mandated program providing outpatient treatment for children/adolescents with inappropriate/illegal sex behavior. Duties include: providing individual, familial, and group therapy; preparing treatment summaries, risk assessments, and psychosexual evaluations; overseeing and developing client care, program milieu, and administrative operations; and developing and planning strategies to manage program growth and ensure program sustainability.
Det. Jeremy Hoffman: Jeremy Hoffman is a Police Detective with more than eighteen years of experience with the Fairfax County Police Department in Virginia and currently works in the department’s Major Crimes Bureau, Cold Case Section. Between 2010 and 2015, Detective Hoffman was assigned to the FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force and the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. During this same time, he developed methods and techniques for investigating the sexual abuse of animals that was being facilitated through the Internet. Many of these investigations proved to be successful and uncovered sexual offenses involving children that had previously been unreported.
Jim Woods: Former VP of NPA, 2005-Present: Owner, Intermountain Polygraph Services; conduct polygraphs for 12 Law Enforcement agencies; conduct investigations with preemployment and professional standard polygraphs on law enforcement officers and candidates; conduct PCSOT for private therapy Evaluators/Providers and Probation & Parole, private attorneys and state agencies; teach Law Enforcement subjects at Idaho POST, College of Southern Idaho, and Idaho State University; Contractor to the US Dept. of Defense – Dept. of Justice – Dept. of State providing polygraph services and instruction to Foreign Countries; 2011 polygraph advisor/instructor to assist in conducting Basic Polygraph Instruction to: 2011 Iraqi Federal Police; 2015, 2016, & 2018 to the Nepal National & Armed Police Forces; APA Basic Class Instructor for PEAK Credibility Assessment and Training Center.Schedule
8:00—8:30 Opening Remarks
8:30—10:00 Science based Best Practices by Gill Witte, San Diego PD
10:00—12:00 ESS updates, APA research & validated testing comparison
1:00—4:00 (cont) Science based best practices, ESS updates, APA research & validated testing by Gill Witte, San Diego, PD 4:00-5:00 Question and Answer Session. Use this open time to have interaction with the presenter.
5:00-7:00 Social Reception. Meet new and old colleagues, vendors and speakers. This is a great time to network and relax with a beverage in hand.
8:00-12:00 Mental Countermeasures, Lessons learned. Mike Ward, Ph.D., Lead Examiner, Los Angeles PD.
1:00—3:00 General Business Meeting. Join the Board to discuss current organization & polygraph issues and elect your 2019 Officers.
8:00—10:00 Testing Juvenile Sex Offenders, PCSOT, Dana Michniewicz, former Juvenile Probation Officer and currently a Master’s level therapist for juvenile sex offender.
10:00—12:00 Internet & cell phone apps used by Sex Offenders, Deviant Sexual Behavior. Det. Jeremy Hoffman, Fairfax County PD
1:00-5:00 Testing Special Needs subjects. Jim Woods. Identify various special needs conditions, strategies and suitability
5:00 Closing Remarks
Vendor Presentations (Merion Room)
9:00—1030 Stoelting Company
1030—1200 Limestone Technologies
1:00—2:30 Lafayette Instrument CO
2:30—4:00 Axciton Systems
RegistrationMember: $150.00 (advance) / $175.00 (at door)
Nonmember: $ 350.00*
Credit cards accepted only on NPA website*NOTE: If you join the NPA prior to December 31st, you can register at the member price. Annual Dues are $100.00.Mail registration and check to:
National Polygraph Association,
P.O. Box 32,
Talbott, TN 37877-9998