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CAPE 2016 Meeting

Posted: 9/26/2016

The Colorado Association of Polygraph Examiners (C.A.P.E.), in cooperation with the Arapahoe Police Department, invites you to attend our 2016 Fall Seminar Our primary speaker will be Michael Gougler from Lago Vista, TX.


The seminar dates will be held on Friday and Saturday, October 14 and 15th 2016, from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM on Friday and from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on Saturday. A short business meeting will be held after lunch on Friday.


The seminar will be conducted at the main Arapahoe County Sherriff's facility at 13101 East Broncos Pkwy, Centennial, CO.


Michael Gougler is currently the President of Gougler Company, LLC and Director of Continuing Education for the NPA. He is a veteran of 37 years in the law enforcement profession. He graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement & Police Science and is a graduate of Northwestern University School of Police Staff & Command. He is retired from the Texas Department of Public Safety where he held the position of Assistant Commander of Criminal Intelligence Service. He is a licensed polygraph examiner and is currently a Director and past President of the APA. Mr. Gougler is currently the senior instructor of the NPA PCSOT course.


The primary topic is PCSOT with emphasis on the following:

Even though the seminar topic is PCSOT, this instruction is very applicable to examiners who would be conducting examinations involving pre-conviction sexual assaults, rape, and child sex cases. Also, for any law enforcement examiner planning to retire and enter the PCSOT area, this instruction would be very worthwhile.


The cost is free to members, $50 for non-members.


Call C.A.P.E. Headquarters, co-located with Baseline Associates at 303-238-2225. We need to establish a head count to determine and arrange refreshments during breaks.


For out-of-town attendees, there are several hotels and inns located in the surrounding area. (Call C.A.P.E. Headquarters, co-located with Baseline Associates at 303-238-2225 for a list of hotels).


Law enforcement personnel need to have their credentials with them AND visible while in the Sherriff's office building. Private examiners will need to show ID at the security desk and are not allowed to bring weapons into the facility. Wear your CAPE badges if you have them.

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To all CAPE members,
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I am seeking polygraph news for our AAPP Journal. If you have an information showcasing our region (publications, promotions, transfers, new graduates, retirements, births, training and cases of course (successful or otherwise; nothing is routine), polygraph issues/problems, etc.), please send me a synopsis.

I appreciate what you have to offer and look forward to serving you.

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