CALIFORNIA POLYGRAPH EXAMINERS



WHEN YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW THE TRUTH   Los Angeles 323-810-2841 / San Francisco 415-632-3685 /  San Diego 619-866-5650 

Our Examiners


Rick Jordan

Janene Gordon

Ron Higa


Our examiners have a combined total of 90+ years of investigative experience and 60 years conducting polygraph examinations.  

Rick Jordan


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Mr. Jordan is a certified polygraph examiner, or “Forensic Psychophysiologist.” with over 15 years of professional polygraph experience. He is the President of RF Jordan & Associates, Inc. Mr. Jordan has over 35 years of experience as a criminal investigator. He has received extensive law enforcement training from numerous federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. He is also a POST certified law enforcement instructor.


​Mr Jordan received his basic polygraph training from the Argenbright International Institute of Polygraph in Atlanta, Georgia following the same curriculum administered by the Department of Defence Polygraph Institute. He then completed a year of internship with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation state-wide polygraph unit. He has maintained continuous training by attending yearly seminars sponsored by the American Polygraph Association (APA), the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), the California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE), and the National Polygraph Association (NPA), receiving from seventy to one hundred twenty hours of training per year. He is currently on the board of directors of CAPE.


As an Special Agent and Polygraph Examiner for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, he conducted criminal polygraph examinations of suspects, victims and witnesses of various crimes, including homicide, arson, theft, assault, child sexual assault, child molestation, rape, prison escape, missing persons, drug offences, applicant pre-employment and many others; assisting federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.


​After retiring from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, he spent over six years as the Chief Polygraph Examiner for the northern district of Nevada for the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division. In that position he was responsible for providing polygraph services for all governmental and law enforcement agencies throughout the northern half of Nevada. In addition, he provided the polygraph testing of convicted sex offenders in treatment that were under the supervision of the Nevada Division of Parole and Probation for the northern half of Nevada.


​Now that he has retired from government service, he is continuing to provide his expertise to the private sector. He has relocated his home office to Montana, where he is providing his services throughout the western states, including Alaska, North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Arizona, California, Utah, Idaho, and parts of Canada (when work permit is available.) He also has offices in San Francisco to service his clients in Northern California and Northern Nevada and an office in Los Angeles to service our clients in Southern California on a regular basis. He will  travel where ever his clients might need his service. He recently spent two months in Nigeria collaborating with two other experts establishing the first pre-employment polygraph program for the nation of Nigeria, National Police Force.


​​Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience:
 
RF Jordan & Associates, Inc. President / Certified Polygraph Examiner,
2001-present
Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division. Criminal Investigator III. Chief Polygraph Examiner, Northern District,
2001 - 2007 
Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Polygraph Examiner.
​1989 - 2000   Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent, Criminal Investigator,
1975 to 2000
Manatee County Sheriff‘s Department, Bradenton, Florida, Deputy Sheriff, Narcotics Division
1973 - 1975 
Security Services Inc. and Pinkerton Detective Agency, Loss Prevention Specialist / Private Investigations.
1970 - 1973  

Polygraph Training:
Basic Polygraph Examiner Course: Argenbright International School of Polygraph,
1998  Post Conviction Sex Offender Examiner: Argenbright International School of Polygraph
1999
Senior Polygraph Examiners: The Defence Academy for Credibility Assessment
2007
Ongoing polygraph training: Minimum of 75 hours training per year
Advanced Interview and Interrogation Techniques (Reid & Associates),
1980
Computer Polygraph Training, Axciton Polygraph School,
1999
APA, AAPP, NPA and CAPE seminars yearly.


Polygraph Experience:
Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Polygraph Examiner
1998 – 2001
Nevada Department of Public Safety, Investigation Division, Senior Examiner,
2001- 2007
Jordan Polygraph Services, a division of RF Jordan & Associates, Inc. President / Senior, Certified Polygraph Examiner, 2000- present
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Contract Polygraph Examiner
2011 to 2013
Nigerian National Police Force,
2012

 Polygraph Related Testimony:  
Accepted as an expert in polygraph in several Georgia State Superior Courts and in Northern Nevada Superior Courts. Testified in Georgia Superior Courts and Nevada parole/probation revocation hearings.

Education:
Georgia Military College, AA, General Studies, Milledgeville, Georgia
1998
Oakland College. Farmington, Michigan Undergraduate Studies,
1969

Professional Memberships:
 
Georgia Polygraph Association, Charter Member
California Association of Polygraph Examiners:
Member of the Board of Directors 2005 to present. Chairman of the National Association Committee
Chairman of the Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing Committee.
American Association of Police Polygraphists.
American Association of Testing and Materials, International: Committee E-52, Forensic Psychophysiology and Committee E-30 Forensic Sciences
​American Polygraph Association:
Committee chair, authored the standard for Law Enforcement Applicant Pre-employment Screening Testing 2004 to 2006
and committee member to rewrite the APA Standards of Practices 2006 to 2007
British and European Polygraph Association
National Polygraph Association
British Polygraph Association 


Accreditations:
Certified Forensic Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner: American Association of Police Polygraphists
Certified Polygraph Examiner: California Association of Polygraph Examiners
Certified Post Conviction Sex Offender Examiner: The American Polygraph Association.

Licensing:
North Dakota: Detection of Deception Examiner License # D-00038  
South Dakota: Law Enforcement Officers Standards and Training Commission, Polygraph Examiner License # 141
Utah: Department of Commerce, Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing, Deception Detection examiner License # 7131702-6402









JANENE E. GORDON, MA 
Janene Gordon is a certified polygraph examiner with over 28 years of professional polygraph experience. She is owner and sole proprietor of Polygraph: Proof Positive. She has a total of over 38years of criminal investigative experience. She has received extensive law enforcement training from numerous federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.

Janene received her basic polygraph training from the US Department of Defence Polygraph Institute, the world's leading polygraph research and training program. She has maintained continuous training by attending yearly American Polygraph Association, American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), and California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE) seminars. She has also served on the Board of Directors of all three of these professional originations. Currently, she serves as the Vice President of AAPP and has held the Region I Director elected position since 1999. She currently is also the President of CAPE.

She has travelled all over the continental United States, its territories, and some foreign countries conducting polygraph examinations involving all conceivable types of criminal, as well as, civil issues. She has qualified as an expert and testified concerning polygraph in local, state, and federal courts. Over her career she has also been responsible for supervising other polygraph examiners and conducting quality control of their examinations.

Since retiring from federal service, Janene has established Polygraph: Proof Positive. She offers and provides her extensive knowledge and experience in polygraph to private attorneys, law enforcement agencies, and individuals needing to know the truth.


Curriculum Vitae:

Professional Experience:
Polygraph: Proof Positive , Self Employed (Criminal & Civil Polygraphs),

2005-present United States Postal Inspector: Major Federal Crimes Investigator,
1971-2004

United States Postal Inspector/Polygraph Examiner/Program Manager:
1984-2004

Macy's Department Store, Loss Prevention Specialist, Sacramento, CA,
1969-1971


Polygraph Training:
Basic Polygraph Examiner Course, Department of Defence Polygraph Institute,
1985

Advanced Polygraph Studies Course, University of Virginia,
​1988

Ongoing polygraph training seminars conducted by the US Postal Inspection Service, FBI, other federal agencies, American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), the American Polygraph Association (APA), and the California Association of Polygraph Examiners, 1985-present.

Advanced Interview and Interrogation Techniques (Reid & Associates),
1985 plus yearly training

Computer Polygraph Training, Department of Defence Polygraph Institute,
1995

Bomb Specialist Training, US Postal Inspection Service,
1996

Sex Offender Testing Procedures (Eric Holden Series),
1995-1997 plus yearly training

Countermeasure Training Courses, US Postal Inspection Service
2000-2004 plus yearly training

Employee Applicant Screening Courses, US Postal Inspection Service,
1997-2004 plus yearly training


Polygraph Experience:
Conducted polygraph examinations for the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and other federal, state, and local agencies in various criminal investigations including robberies, burglaries, thefts, sexual assaults, child molestation, murders, explosive devices, narcotics, mail fraud, gambling (lottery fraud), embezzlements. Conducted polygraph examinations for applicant screening purposes and for civil litigation.

​Established a private polygraph practice upon retirement from the USPIS and have conducted criminal, civil, and EPPA-allowed polygraph examinations for law enforcement agencies, private attorneys, public defence attorneys, and corporations.


Polygraph Related Testimony:
Testified in US District proceedings in Alaska, Hawaii, Guam, California, Oregon, Nevada, & Washington (Criminal and Civil hearings) . Testified in various city, state, & federal courts throughout the US.


Education:
American River Junior College, AA, Sacramento, CA
1968

California State University, BA, Business Admin/Police Science, Sacramento,
1970

California State University, MA, Social Sciences, Sacramento,
1976

University of Virginia, Graduate Studies, Charlottesville, VA,
1988


Professional Affiliations & Elected Positions:
American Polygraph Association (APA), 1985-2009; Director, BOD: 1991-1993

American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP),
1991>; Region I Director, BOD: 1999-2009; VP: 2009>

California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE),
1994>; Director, BOD: 2005-2006; VP: 2006-2010;
President:20102013

Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA),
1999>

Life Member, Northern California Association of Police Officers

Association of Retired Federal Employees: 2005-present

National Polygraph Association (NPA), 2008>

National Association of Retired PostalInspectors (NARPI),
2009>

American Standards of Testing & Materials (ASTM),
2007>


High Profile Cases:
Patty Hearst Kidnapping Case
;
Sam Bailey Burglary Gang Investigation;

UNIBOM Task Force;

Eagle River, AK Bomb/Murder Investigation;

Ruby, AK Postmaster Murder Investigation;

Arizona Land Fraud Investigations;

Barrigada, Guam PO Armed Robbery;

Honolulu PO Armed Robbery;

Anthrax Investigations;

Scottsdale, AZ Bomb Investigation.

​JANENE E. GORDON, MA - Certified Polygraph Examiner
Discovery Bay, CA
​www.polygraphproofpositive.com/










RONALD M. HIGA



Curriculum Vitae:


Skills and Qualifications:
Private Polygraph Examiner

Primary Instructor, Orange County Polygraph Institute, CA.

Certified Examiner, Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing

Federally Certified Polygraph Examiner (retired)

Former Air Force Counterespionage Case Officer

Former Police Sergeant


Education and Professional Training:
B.A. Psychology University of Hawaii

B.A. Sociology  University of Hawaii


Certifications:
Certificate Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing

Certificate Senior Examiner’s Course

Certificate Polygraph Countermeasure Course

Certificate Department of Defence Polygraph Institute

Certificate U.S. Postal Inspection Service Academy

Certificate Air Force Office of Special Investigations Academy

Certificate Honolulu Police Department Academy


Employment History:
Private Polygraph Examiner,
July 2008 –Current

U.S. Postal Inspector: U.S. Postal Inspection Service
May 1991 – July 2008

Special Agent: Air Force Office of Special Investigations,
August 1984 – May 1991
Police Sergeant: Honolulu Police Department,
September 1976 – August 1984


Professional Affiliations:
American Polygraph Association
American Association of Police Polygraphists
California Association of Polygraph Examiners
National Association of Retired Postal Inspectors


Ron Higa
Ret. US Postal Inspector