J. Patrick O’Burke, School Director & Primary Instructor
Mr. O’Burke is the primary school director for the polygraph school classroom instruction. Mr. O’Burke has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, including complex criminal investigations, narcotics enforcement, polygraph, intelligence analysis, and the development and management of law enforcement programs and services.
Mr. O’Burke retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a final position as the Commander of the State Fusion Center and Criminal Intelligence Analysis. Mr. O’Burke holds a Master Peace Officer certificate and an Instructor Certificate from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Standards and Education. Mr. O’Burke has been licensed as a polygraph examiner for more than 28 years. Mr. O’Burke has frequently lectured on interviewing and interrogation, intelligence best practices, and police performance management.
Mr. O’Burke was the primary school instructor at the Global Polygraph Training School in Baghdad Iraq and also instructed at the Texas Department of Public Safety Polygraph School, the Sturm School of Polygraph, and the University of Houston-Downtown Polygraph Program. Mr. O’Burke holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. Mr. O’Burke is a member of the American Polygraph Association, the American Association of Police Polygraphists, and the National Polygraph Association.
Clifford "Chip" Morgan, Primary Instructor
Mr. Morgan is the current President of the National Polygraph Association and a member of the American Association of Police Polygraphists, the American Polygraph Association and the Northwest Polygraph Examiners Association. Chip Morgan is certified as a Forensic Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner and a Certifed Clinical Polygraph Examiner in sex offender testing methodology. Chip Morgan has qualified and testified as an expert in Idaho and California State Courts and the United States Federal Court system. Chip Morgan is a published author and recognized expert in the art of interview and interrogation. His published text, Focused Interviewing, is a course text at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia and the Boise, Idaho Peace Officer Standards and Training Center. As a nationally recognized trainer, Mr. Morgan has trained federal, state and local officers, prosecutors, defense attorneys, supervision officers and private investigators in interviewing and interrogation.
Gordon Moore, Primary Instructor
Mr. Moore is currently a polygraph program manager employed by the Las Vegas Nevada Metro Police Department. Mr. Moore has been employed for more than 25 years as a polygraph examiner following graduation from the Academy of Forensic Polygraph. Mr. Moore has a Bachelor of Science degree and is well known for his awards and accomplishments in the field of polygraph. Mr. Moore was the former primary instructor for the Texas Department of Public Safety Polygraph School and continues to instruct in other polygraph schools. Mr. Moore has conducted more than 5000 polygraph examinations and has received numerous professional awards including, the Max Wastl Award from the AAPP in 2006 and the John E. Reid Memorial Award from the APA in 1999.
Andrew Longuski, SME instructor
Andrew Longuski holds both a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University. Mr. Longuski taught physiology in an educational environment and holds a Michigan State teaching certificate. Mr. Longuski has been employed by the Michigan State Police for more than 17 years and has extensive experience as a polygraph examiner and detective. Mr. Longuski has also lectured extensively in interview and interrogation for law enforcement and prosecutors in Michigan.
Kenneth W. Dollinger, Attorney & SME Instructor
Mr. Dollinger is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas and has significant experience as a judge, attorney, and peace officer, as well as a practicing polygraph examiner. Mr. Dollinger is a graduate of Lamar University, South Texas School of Law in Houston and the University of Houston-Downtown Polygraph program. Mr. Dollinger has conducted thousands of polygraphs in criminal matters and sex offender supervision programs.
Tiffany Niemann, SME Instructor
Ms. Niemann holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin and a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Psychology from Sul Ross State University. Ms. Niemann has been a licensed polygraph examiner since 2005 and principally conducts polygraph examinations for governmental agencies supervising convicted offenders. Ms. Niemann most recently taught psychology aboard U.S. Navy vessels for the Program for Afloat College Education through Central Texas College. Ms. Niemann has previously instructed for Western Texas College and Midland College. Ms. Niemann is a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern with more than five years experience working in inpatient psychiatric facilities. Ms. Niemann holds memberships in the American Psychological Association and the Society for Human Research and Development.
Ingrid Dean, SME Instructor
Ingrid Dean graduated summa cum laude from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, with a Bachelor’s degree in Art. Ms. Dean obtained a master's degree in Transpersonal Studies from Atlantic University, Virginia Beach, VA. Ms Dean retired from the Michigan State Police Department, following a distinguished career as a patrol officer, detective, forensic artist, and polygraph examiner. Ms. Dean conducts psychology research and is a published author on the collection of true and exceptional police experiences viewed as transpersonal; a school of psychology that studies the transcendent and spiritual dimensions of humanity as an academic discipline. Ms Dean is a member of the APA, the AAPP, and the Michigan Association of Polygraph Examiners.
Other Guest Instructors are occasionally utilized on an ad hoc basis as required and that always meet minimum APA requirements.