State, National and International Seminars



2020 South Dakota Polygraph Conference (10th Annual)

October 6-8, 2020

Deadwood, South Dakota


Cost: FREE, presented by Law Enforcement Training, South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation


Scheduled Speakers and Topics:

o   Cpt. Billy McCloskey and Special Agent Maury Buford, Texas DPS

§  DLST: A Standardized Approach

§  Directed Lie Comparisons

§  Post-Test Lessons


Additional Training

  • We will be hosting a head to head style tournament to see who has the greatest countermeasure charts. We ask that every attendee bring with them charts that show the craziest, wackiest, and/or most ridiculous countermeasures that they have seen during one of their exams.
  • 24 hours of continuing education, with certificate provided by LET
  • Tuesday Night Social Event


Conference Location:       Holiday Inn Express                      


Lodging:        The Hotel at Gold Dust. Rate is $75 + tax; call to reserve a room and mention “SD Polygraph Conference”. Reservations must be made by September 7, 2020.  Telephone:  605-559-1400

-Gold Dust offers a Gambler Getaway Package.  Purchase the package at the front desk for $15 and you get $20 to use at Mavericks Restaurant and a $10 free play at the casino.


Registration: Go to the below link, and don’t forget to hit “submit” at the bottom!


For additional information:

Tyler Neuharth: [email protected]

Mike Walsh: [email protected]






October 9 – 10, 2020

Embassy Suites by Hilton San Diego La Jolla

Address: 4550 La Jolla Village Drive, San Diego, CA 92122

Direct: (858) 453-0400



Friday October 9th

-        0700 – 0800 – Registration

-        0800 – 0900 – Opening Remarks

-        0900 – 1200 – Evidence-Based Best Practices; Interrogations, False Confessions, and the Polygraph by Charles R. Honts, Ph. D. VIRTUAL CLASS

-        1200 – 1300 – Lunch (on your own)

-        1300 – 1700 – PCSOT by Erika E. Thiel, LPC

-        1730 – 1930 – Social Reception at Indulge, East Patio

Saturday October 10th

-        0730 – 0800 – Registration

-        0800 – 0945 – Business Meeting

-     1000 – 1200 – TBA

-        1200 – 1300 – Lunch at Indulge, East Patio

-     1300 – 1700 – TBA


Charles R. Honts, Ph. D.: Dr. Charles Honts is a Professor with the Department of Psychology in Boise State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1986 from the University of Utah. Dr. Honts’ research interests have involved scientific credibility assessment with adults and children, specifically the psychophysiological detection of deception. Other interests include quantitative methods, jury behavior, and the area of psychology and the law. A prolific author, Dr. Honts has published in the Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, and Legal and Criminological Psychology. Additionally, he has served as a reviewer for a variety of publications and in 1996 founded the Journal of Credibility Assessment and Witness Psychology.

Erika E. Thiel, LPC: Ms. Erika Thiel is a Board Member with the APA and serves as the Chair of the APA PCSOT Committee. She is a licensed professional counselor and polygraph program manager, specializing in Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT).



-        Discounted room rate of $173 USD/night (plus applicable taxes and charges). There are limited rooms available at this rate.


-        For hotel reservations:

o  Follow this link: n=SANLJES&spec_plan=CESXCA&arrival=20201007&departure=20191111&cid=OM,W W,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

-        Discounted Parking available at $15.00 USD/day



Alabama Association of Polygraph Examiners

Annual Seminar in Orange Beach, Alabama


Rooms are booking very fast. 


Date:   October 17-22

Registration Fee:  $200

Location: Hampton Inn and Suites
25518 Perdido Beach Blvd
Orange Beach, AL

Download the registration form from the Alabama Association Website:

We have taken additional safety precautions for the pandemic.  We will be spaced six feet apart, bring your masks, if needed we can transmit the instruction to an attendee in their room if they determine they are not comfortable with the classroom setting.