Ronald Skolnik had over 31 years experience in the Public Safety Sector. Mr. Skolnik has attended, and graduated from, advanced courses in criminal investigation at the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms National Academy, in Glynco, Georgia, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy, in Quantico, Virginia. Mr. Skolnik is a graduate of the Texas Department of Public Safety Law Enforcement Polygraph Academy, where he was Class Valedictorian. Mr. Skolnik holds Texas Polygraph Examiner's License #1117. Mr. Skolnik has been trained to Federal Department of Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment Standards and Methodologies. Mr. Skolnik has administered Criminal Specific and Pre-Employment Screening Examinations at the Local, State, and Federal levels; including Examinations administered for The Austin Police Department, The Bastrop Police Department, The Elgin Police Department, The Austin Fire Department, The Travis and Williamson County Sheriff's Departments, The Travis County District Attorney's Office, The Texas State Fire Marshal, The United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and The United States Bureau of Prisons. Mr. Skolnik has also administered examinations in the private sector, dealing with infidelity and domestic issues, and for private attorneys. Mr. Skolnik is a member of the American Association of Police Polygraphists, The American Polygraph Association, and the Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators.
June 2-June 10, 2014: Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators Annual Training Seminar, San Marcos, Texas. Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation Continuing Educations hours completed.
November 17th-November 21st, 2008: United States Department of Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment , Ft. Jackson, South Carolina: Advanced CounterMeasures Detection
June 23rd-June 27th, 2008: Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators, Annual Training Seminar, Texas DPS Headquarters, Austin, Texas
February 4th, 2008: Guest Lecturer, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas Forensic Psychology: "The Polygraph, a Forensic Investigator's Primer"
September 18th, 2007: Guest Lecturer, St. Edward's University, Austin, Texas Forensic Psychology: "The Polygraph, a Forensic Investigator's Primer"
January 2007: Certified by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education to practice Forensic Investigative Hypnosis.
January 2007: American Association of Police Polygraphists designation as a Certified Forensic Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner.
January 23rd-27th, 2006, The US Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, Senior Examiner's Course.
June 2005, Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators Annual Training Conference at the Texas DPS Academy in Austin, Texas.
April 2005, American Association of Police Polygraphists Annual Seminar, in Chicago, Illinois.
A more complete Curriculum Vitae is available upon request.
The following individuals have graciously provided Austin Polygraph Services permission to list them as references for work performed in the past.
The following was received on June 4th, 2013:
For personal reasons, I contacted Mr. Skolnik to perform a polygraph test. Not having previous experience or knowledge of polygraph testing, I was a little apprehensive and nervous. Ronald did an excellent job of explaining the process and his approach and personality had a very calming effect. I can't say enough about the experience and the education I received about the process and Ronald's level of professionalism . I highly recommend Ronald for any individuals that may require or be interested in polygraph testing.
First, thank you for your professional attitude and business acumen in handling our 26 year issue with incorrect feelings of infidelity.
I did not know what to expect from the polygraph testing but was apprehensive to say the least. As I had come to the realization that putting our issues on the table to resolve past and future feelings, I felt that investigation of the background of a polygrapher was of significant importance. Needless to say, your credentials and background clearly standout in the polygraphing industry. Not to down play the instruments used in polygraph but devices are devices. The person that interprets the results provided by these devices is a key element in the overall process and ultimately is responsible for the final information.
You alleviated all my fears, made me feel comfortable with the process, and confirmed my truthfulness to my wife. The trip from San Antonio to Austin was well worth our time and we now are enjoying a more fulfilling relationship after 45 years of marriage. I would highly recommend anyone to utilizes your services when seeking the truth is needed.
Once again, thank you.
I went to your office a couple of weeks ago to have my husband polygraph for infidelity. You were the second polygraph examiner that we hired.
My husband and I had made an appointment with another polygraph examiner in San Antonio, which turned out to be a joke! We had an appointment at 2:00 p.m. but were not seen until 2:40 p.m. 40 minutes later. This examiner was very unprofessional and even yelled at my husband.
I decided to look for a another polygraph examiner in Austin, which is not too far for us to travel. I found you on the internet and my gut instinct told me that you were the one I needed to see.
I am very glad that I did choose you because you showed me and husband the most utmost respect. I want to thank you for being very professional and explaining everything to us. You made us feel very relaxed since this is something that is very stressful. I do appreciate your promptness and not make us wait. Yes my husband and I are still together.
The following was received on May 6th, 2011:
Dear Mr. Skolnik,
LAW OFFICE OF CARL L. CHRISTENSEN
14439 Military Highway, Suite 108#467
San Antonio, Texas 78231
(210) 587-4764 - firstname.lastname@example.org
January 28, 2011
Mr. Ronald M. Skolnik
Austin Polygraph Services
7901 Cameron Road, Suite 325
Austin, Texas 78754
Thank you very much for your provision of polygraph services and your testimony at the hearing this past Wednesday. With my client accused of wrongful drug use and staring at the possibility of being kicked out of the Marine Corps and having a major part of his livelihood stripped from him, we desperately needed some way for him to demonstrate his innocence. Your polygraph analysis, report, and expert testimony was first rate and well-received by the board, and it was critical to our effort to prove that my client did not commit the misconduct with which he was accused.
Again, thank you very much for assisting us with our case; I will undoubtedly recommend your services to any person who finds themselves wrongfully accused of misconduct. I am grateful for your help and look forward to working with you again in the future!
Carl L. Christensen
The following was received on September 10th, 2010:
To whom it may concern,
This is a letter recommending the services of Ronald Skolnik, Licensed Polygraph Examiner. I will attest to not only Ron's professionalism at what he does, but also his honesty and reliability as a person. I am happy to recommend his services to anyone considering working with Ron.
Austin, Texas September, 2010
The following was received on July 23rd, 2009:
Kathryn Ryle, Attorney at Law, 707 W. 14th St. Austin, Texas (512) 472-1580
Larry Dowling, Attorney at Law, 606 W. 11th St, Austin, Texas (512) 476-8885
Detective John Foster, Williamson County Sheriff's Office, Georgetown, Texas (512) 943-1313
Janine Mather, C.F.I., Deputy State Fire Marshal, Texas State Fire Marshal's Office, Leander, Texas (512) 778-6006
Jose Viegra, Special Agent, United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Austin Field Office, (512) 349-4545
Detective (Name witheld per request of Chief of Police, Austin Police Department), Integrity Crimes Unit, Austin Police Department. Contact Austin Polygraph Services for a personal reference from this Detective. Additionally, this Detective has provided the following...
Over the past several years I have had the fortunate opportunity to enlist the services of polygraph examiner Ron Skolnick while investigating child abuse or most recently abuse of public office cases. Ron's expertise has been extremely valuable toward helping me discover the truth. His professionalism and attention to detail have led to the discovery of many missing facts during such investigations. In addition to Ron's ability to thoroughly utilize the polygraph, he is also very skilled in various interview techniques. With Ron's assistance I have been able to bring numerous investigations into perspective and help toward achieving the ultimate goal of finding the truth. Many of these investigations have not only led to the successful prosecution of some of
Austin Police Department Detective
Integrity Crimes Unit