ABOUT 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:
- Basic and Advanced Polygraph Examiner Courses
- Polygraph Examiner Advanced Course
Mr Galianos has instructed at:
- Division C, Montréal, QC
- Division E, Vancouver, BC
He has taught the following subjects in English and in French:
Mr Galianos is accredited by the Barreau du Québec (Québec Bar Association) to provide training to its members in:
He is also accredited by the Chambre de l’assurance de dommages (ChAD) to provide training to
its members in:
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:
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.
Mr Galianos is an expert witness, recognized by:
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.
Mr Galianos is a member of the following professional associations:
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.
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.
The following are some high-profile cases on which Mr Galianos has served as a polygraph examiner:
Awarded an Honourary Membership by the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists;
Appointed Director for the Canadian Division of the International Society of Polygraph Examiners (ISOPE);
Appointed Member of the American Polygraph Association 2014 - 2015 Professional Development Committee;
Appointed Chairman of the Committee on Education and Training for the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists;
Appointed Associate Editor of POLYGRAPH magazine by the American Polygraph Association;
Recipient of the Certificate of Advanced and Specialized Training from the American Polygraph Association;
Appointed Polygraph School Inspector by the American Polygraph Association, Educational Accreditation Committee;
Awarded The Police Exemplary Service Medal by the Governor General of Canada;
Mandated to participate in the formation of Canada’s first polygraph school — the Canadian Police College Polygraph Training School, in Ottawa, Ontario.
Mr Galianos holds a black belt in Jiu-Jitsu.