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ABOUT JOHN GALIANOS

ABOUT JOHN GALIANOS


JOHN GALIANOS


Mr Galianos began his service with the Sûreté du Québec in 1968. He spent the largest part of his career at the Montréal Headquarters as Detective Supervisor of the Crimes Against Persons Unit (Homicide Division) and as Assistant Commander of the Special Weapons and Tactics Unit.


In 1976, Mr Galianos was selected by a special committee of the Sûreté du Québec to receive training as a polygraph examiner at the Keeler Polygraph Institute, in Chicago, Illinois. Mr Galianos graduated from the school, thus creating a page in the history of the Sûreté du Québec by becoming its first polygraph examiner and pioneering the Polygraph Division as it exists today.


Mr Galianos is a graduate of:


  •  Keeler Polygraph Institute, Chicago, IL

                                                              - Basic and Advanced Polygraph Examiner Courses


  • Canadian Police College, Ottawa, ON

                                                              - Polygraph Examiner Advanced Course


INSTRUCTOR


Mr Galianos has instructed at:


  • Canadian Police College, Ottawa, ON
  • École nationale de police du Québec, Nicolet, QC
  • Ontario Police College, Aylmer-West, ON
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police - Division A, Ottawa, ON

                                                                       - Division C, Montréal, QC

                                                                       - Division E, Vancouver, BC


He has taught the following subjects in English and in French:


  • Interviewing and Interrogation in Major Crime Investigations
  • Interviewing and Interrogation in Illegal Drug Investigations
  • Intelligence


Mr Galianos is accredited by the Barreau du Québec (Québec Bar Association) to provide training to its members in:


  • The Use of the Polygraph in Investigations


   He is also accredited by the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages (ChAD) to provide training to

   its members in:


  • The Use of the Polygraph in Investigations
  • Interview and Behavioural Observation
  • Court Testimony


GALIANOS POLYGRAPHE EXPERT, INC.


In 1990, John Galianos founded the firm GALIANOS POLYGRAPHE EXPERT, INC., a company which offers computerized polygraph services to government organizations, law enforcement agencies, private security companies, the legal community, the corporate sector, and private citizens.


Since becoming a polygraph examiner for the Sûreté du Québec in 1976, and up to present day in the private sector, Mr Galianos has administered more than 6,000 polygraph examinations in Canada, the United States, and Europe.


SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROGRAMS


Galianos Polygraphe Expert also offers specialized training programs in the following subjects:


  • The Use of the Polygraph in Investigations
  • Interviewing and Interrogation Techniques
  • Court Testimony


LECTURER


Mr Galianos also gives lectures on the above-mentioned topics.


COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND TRAINING


In 2008, Mr Galianos was appointed Chairman of the Committee on Education and Training for the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists, a position which he holds to this day.


POLYGRAPH SCHOOL INSPECTOR


In 2001, Mr Galianos was appointed Polygraph School Inspector by the American Polygraph Association, Educational Accreditation Committee, a position which he still holds. Over the years, he has conducted polygraph school inspections in Canada, the United States, London, England, Seoul, South Korea, and Tel Aviv, Israel.


EXPERT WITNESS


Mr Galianos is an expert witness, recognized by:


  • The Federal Court of Canada;
  • The Superior Court of Québec;
  • The Court of Québec;
  • The Québec Labour Court;
  • The Roberge Commission of Inquiry.


PUBLICATIONS


Mr Galianos has authored several articles on Polygraphy and Interviewing and Interrogation. Over the years, his works have been published in journals and magazines devoted to security and law enforcement.


He is also an Associate Editor of POLYGRAPH, a magazine published by the American Polygraph Association, a position he holds since 2008.


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Mr Galianos is a member of the following professional associations:


  • Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists (CAPP);
  • American Polygraph Association (APA);
  • British Polygraph Association (BPA);
  • International Police Association (IPA);
  • International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE).


Mr Galianos regularly attends seminars and advanced training programs given by the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists and the American Polygraph Association for the purpose of remaining on the leading edge of evolution in the field of Polygraphy.


HONOURARY MEMBER


In recognition of his work and dedication to the advancement of the field of Polygraphy, Mr Galianos was awarded an Honourary Membership at the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists 2015 Annual Meeting. On this occasion, members were able to show their gratitude to Mr Galianos for graciously taking charge of organizing CAPP’s annual seminars over the years, for volunteering his services in the training of regional members in the past, for continuing to be a valuable resource to members seeking advice regarding court testimony, and for everything he does to support the field of Polygraphy.


HIGH-PROFILE CASES


The following are some high-profile cases on which Mr Galianos has served as a polygraph examiner:


  • Anticollusion in the Construction Industry: Investigation conducted by the Québec Ministry of Transport into collusion and corruption in the construction industry;


  • Federal Government Sponsorship Program and Advertising Activities in the Province of Québec: Investigation into the misuse of public funds by Québec advertising agencies;


  • Abdurahman Khadr: Terrorism investigation;


  • Adil Charkaoui : Terrorism investigation;


  • Montréal Biker Gang Wars: Investigation into the death of 11-year-old Daniel Desrochers, killed by a car bombing;


  • Bre-X Minerals Limited: Gold mining fraud investigation in Busang, Indonesia;


  • Armored car robberies and murders in Montréal, Hull, and Trois-Rivières;


  • Odette Pinard and André Lalonde: Murder investigation into the deaths of two officers of the Montréal City Police;


  • Organized crime — Homicides;


  • Charles Marion: Kidnapping investigation in Sherbrooke, Québec;


  • Pimparé—Guérin: Investigation into the double homicide of two young teenagers that took place on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge, Montréal, Québec.


SPECIAL MENTIONS


2015

Awarded an Honourary Membership by the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists;


2014

Appointed Director for the Canadian Division of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE);


2014

Appointed Member of the American Polygraph Association 2014 - 2015 Professional Development Committee;


Since 2008

Appointed Chairman of the Committee on Education and Training for the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists;


Since 2008

Appointed Associate Editor of POLYGRAPH magazine by the American Polygraph Association;


2005

Recipient of the Certificate of Advanced and Specialized Training from the American Polygraph Association;


Since 2001

Appointed Polygraph School Inspector by the American Polygraph Association, Educational Accreditation Committee;


1989

Awarded The Police Exemplary Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada;


1979

Mandated to participate in the formation of Canada’s first polygraph school — the Canadian Police College Polygraph Training School, in Ottawa, Ontario.


PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS


Mr Galianos holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.