Dan has been a Senior Instructor for the Public Agency Training Agency Council for over 18 years. He has been awarded a Senior Research Fellow in Forensic Psychology at the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom. In January 2008 he was selected as Subject Matter Expert to teach the Counter Intelligence Command in Iraq on behalf of the U.S. Government. In June 2008, he was once again selected as Subject Matter Expert to teach the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Interior on behalf of the U.S. Government. In 1997 he was selected as a Subject Matter Expert to work with John Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory which developed the “Mike Simmen” FBI Interactive Computer Interview Program.
He was a former police officer in the Chicago area and was on the staff at John E. Reid & Associates. He is the former director of two polygraph training schools who have taught numerous law enforcement officer as well as individuals from the private sector.
Dan is President of SOS Polygraph Services, Inc., a private polygraph and consulting company located in Marietta, Georgia. SOS Polygraph Services, Inc. is currently performing a wide range of services and specializes in sex offender testing. Dan has been a leader in the area of developing tactics and techniques to interview individuals involved in sexual deviant behavior. He has been teaching this specialized course to police agencies, therapist and probation officers.
He conducts numerous training seminars across the United States and Europe regarding Interviewing, Interrogation, Hiring and Background investigations. He is a clinical member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA). Dan is the Past President for the American Polygraph Association and was elected a Life Member. He served on the Board of Directors for 11 years. He has been actively involved in the area of research regarding the use of polygraph with sex offenders and domestic violence.
Dan’s diverse background in both the private and law enforcement agencies, along with presently conducting criminal interviews and interrogations, gives him a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw from. As a speaker, Dan is very informative and motivating. His sense of humor makes it a pleasure to listen to him. He easily adapts to circumstances and surroundings, which is one of the foremost assets of any successful interviewer.