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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.

Continuing Education:

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.

September 11-September 16th, 2011:  American Polygraph Association/Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators Annual Joint Training Seminar, Austin, Texas.

July 19th-July 23rd, 2010:  Texas Association of Law Enforcement
Polygraph Investigators Annual Training Seminar, Round Rock, Texas.

June 29th-July 3rd, 2009:  Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators Annual Training Seminar, Texas DPS Headquarters, Austin, Texas

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"


June 18th-22nd, 2007, Texas Association of Law Enforcement Polygraph Investigators, Annual Training Seminar, Texas DPS Headquarters, Austin , Texas

April 16th-20th, 2007, American Association of Police Polygraphists Annual Seminar, Alburquerque, New Mexico.

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.
 

                                                                         References 

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.


                                      The following was received on August 29th, 2012


Thank you Ron for your professional business that you provided for me. It was a great experience for me especially when thinking that I'd never had to take a polygraph test or ever thought I'd take one.

You were very professional and you well explained all of the procedures which helped ease my mind and all of my questions.

Thanks again
Mariluz Ruiz

 

 


                                      The following was received on March 19th, 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ron:

 

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.

 

Description: Bucks


                                      The following was received on November 7th, 2011:


 

 

Ron Skolnik

 

     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.

 

Thank you,

 

Mrs. Ramirez 

 

 

The following was received on May 6th, 2011:
 

 

Dear Mr. Skolnik,

You may not remember me, but about this time last year you did a
polygraph on me in regards to an accusation my adult step
granddaughter had made that I sexually assaulted her.  I denied the
accusation and passed the polygraph.  Those results were forwarded by
my attorney to the prosecutor.

After an offer of a plea to a class c misdemeanor and much foot
dragging the prosecutor last week filed a motion for dismissal "in the
interest of justice."  I wanted to let you know the outcome of the
case and to thank you for your graciousness and professionalism in
conducting the exam.

Sincerely,

I. William R. Cox

 





 

 

LAW OFFICE OF CARL L. CHRISTENSEN

14439 Military Highway, Suite 108#467

San Antonio, Texas 78231

(210) 587-4764 - carl@clclawyer.com

 

January 28, 2011

 

Mr. Ronald M. Skolnik

Austin Polygraph Services

7901 Cameron Road, Suite 325

Austin, Texas  78754

 

 

Mr. Skolnik:

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!

 

Cordially,

 

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.

Ben F.

(512) 507-1516

Austin, Texas  September, 2010

 

 

The following was received on July 23rd, 2009:

"I came to Ron Skolnik as a private individual with a domestic issue that was in need of the truth. 
I found Ron to be extremely thorough and professional, So half way through the process I knew getting up and giving him a huge hug wouldn't of been appropriate, but this is how I felt!
I knew that by the end of this process I would have the truth, regardless of whether or not
the results reflected what I felt the truth to be when I walked through the door.

I feel Ron's process in getting to the truth could not be matched by any other means, that's legal! The results are results that can be trusted and I do.I can not express the weight that has been lifted from my shoulders! And Ron I can't thank you enough.

Sincerely,
Darlene Johnson
Georgetown,Tx. " 

 

 

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's most despicable criminals but has also helped clear up allegations against many persons who were wrongly accused of committing crimes.   I continue to look forward to using Ron's abilities as an important investigative tool in future investigations!

 

Sincerely,

 

Austin Police Department Detective

Integrity Crimes Unit   

 

 

 

 

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