Hal McDuffie
Polygraph & Investigation Services

McDuffie, Jones & Associates

3947 Clark Rd. Sarasota, Fl. 34233

Phone: (941) 929-9559

Email: HalMcDuffie@gmail.com

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Joe H. McDuffie

Mr. McDuffie graduated from Florida State University in 1968 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology (Law Enforcement) and a minor in Personnel Management.  Upon completion of college he served on active duty for three years in the U.S. Army as a Special Forces Officer and Infantry Platoon leader in Vietnam.  He served with the 173 Airborne Brigade, being honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant.  He began his polygraph career in 1972 and founded Georgia Polygraph Consultants, Inc. in 1973.  He helped institute the first polygraph pre-employment screening program for the Atlanta Police Department and served as Intern Supervisor for the Atlanta Police Department’s first polygraph examiner.  He was appointed by Governor George Busby to serve on the Georgia State Board of Polygraph Examiners.  Mr. McDuffie served on this board from 1976 to 1988, which regulated the polygraph industry in the state.  He is a charter member of the National Polygraph Association and an associate member of the American Polygraph Association and a full member of the Florida Polygraph Association.  He is certified as a polygraph examiner by the National Polygraph Association and attends seminars on a frequent basis.  He is approved by the American Polygraph Association to conduct polygraph examinations for sex offender treatment and monitoring programs.  He has conducted in excess of 30,000 commercial and criminal examinations including those conducted for law enforcement agencies and their Internal Affairs divisions.  Mr. McDuffie is certified to conduct Post Conviction Sexual Offender examinations.  Mr. McDuffie is recognized as an expert in the field of polygraph and has testified in Civil and Superior Courts as well as arbitration hearings conducted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Mr. McDuffie has developed an interviewing technique combining personnel and security procedures, which gives companies a significant advantage in the hiring process.  Mr. McDuffie’s screening program is being used successfully by many well-known companies throughout the United States, helping to cut turnover rates and increase profits.  Mr. McDuffie is licensed in the state of Florida and as a Private Investigator and meets all the requirements set out by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act for criminal, commercial and private polygraph testing.  He is insured by Lloyds of London for polygraph testing as well as interviewing.  For over 30 years, Mr. McDuffie has routinely assisted many different types of companies with internal investigations and security solutions.  He has also assisted many companies across the United States with their hiring process by interviewing their prospective employees and conducting background investigations.  Mr. McDuffie’s vast and varied experience has enabled him to provide training in interviewing techniques and procedures for many Human Resource Departments in the Southeast.  Mr. McDuffie has been a guest speaker on WSB and WGST radio stations and has appeared on WXIA and CNN Future Watch television.  He has been a speaker at numerous corporate and civic functions, and featured in The Atlanta Business Chronicle, The Gulf Coast Business Review and the Sarasota Herald-Tribune.