Bradford Beyer
Dr. Bradford Beyer Polygraph Examiner

As you search for a polygraph examiner, do not assume that all examiners are equal. This can prove to be a critical mistake.  Always be sure to validate the knowledge, training, and experience of the polygraph examiner you select.

Dr. Beyer served in the Federal Bureau of Investigation for over 27 years and was assigned to the Detroit, Michigan; Atlantic City, New Jersey; Washington, DC; and Flint, Michigan offices. In addition to polygraph, he worked a variety of White Collar Crime, Violent Crime, and National Security Investigations.

Dr. Beyer graduated from the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (DoDPI) (now referred to as the National Center for Credibility Assessment [NCCA]) in Fort Jackson, South Carolina in 2005. DoDPI/NCCA is recognized as the top polygraph training facility in the world.  This is the United States Government’s premier polygraph training program where the FBI, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), United States Secret Service, and 25 other federal agencies are trained in the most current and state-of-the-art polygraph techniques and methods.

As a certified FBI Polygraph Examiner, Dr. Beyer has conducted thousands of polygraph examinations across the United States and internationally to include:

  • Criminal examinations
  • National Security examinations
  • Counterterrorism examinations
  • Applicant screenings
  • Security screenings
  • Witness Security screenings

Dr. Beyer also served 8 years as a certified FBI Crisis Negotiator in Detroit, Michigan and has helped to train countless law enforcement officers in the State of Michigan about numerous topics relating to the field of Crisis Negotiation.

In addition to countless polygraph, interviewing, interrogation, and investigatory trainings, Dr. Beyer has earned the following advanced degrees:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice
  • Certificate of Graduate Study in the Psychophysiological Detection of Deception
  • Master’s Degree in Forensic Psychophysiology
  • Ph.D. in Psychology with a Forensic Specialization

Dr. Beyer specializes in the field of false confessions, has provided numerous trainings across the United States to federal, state, and local law enforcement officers regarding this issue, and has published the following works relating to the phenomenon of false confessions:

  • “False Confessions from the Viewpoint of Federal Polygraph Examiners” (Doctoral dissertation)
  • “Interrogative Specialists and False Confessions: Debunking the Con Artist Myth” (Peer-reviewed journal article)
  • “Re-thinking the False Confession Phenomenon: A Law Enforcement Perspective” (Book published by Defiance Press)

Dr. Beyer has routinely testified in federal and state courts relating to information obtained during the course of polygraph examinations, interviews, interrogations, and investigations.

As a certified FBI Polygraph Examiner, Dr. Beyer has administered valid, reliable, and proven FBI testing formats and strictly abided by federally-approved data collection and analysis protocols.

Dr. Beyer is a member of the American Polygraph Association (APA), the American Association of Police Polygraphists (APPA), and the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology (SPCP).

As a Special Agent, Polygraph Examiner, and Crisis Negotiator, Dr. Beyer has routinely interacted with a diverse group of individuals from numerous cultures under challenging conditions. He has always relied on the tenets of fairness, professionalism, and integrity in searching for the truth and has founded Federal Polygraph Investigations on these same ideals.  If you are looking for the most reliable and credible polygraph results from the most experienced, educated, and highly-trained polygraph examiner in Michigan, contact Federal Polygraph Investigations today for a free consultation.