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2022 GBI/GPA Polygraph Conference

The GBI/GPA 2022 Polygraph Conference has been scheduled for September 12th-14th, 2022, in the downtown historic district of Savannah. The conference will be held at Savannah Marriott Riverfront, 100 General McIntosh Blvd. In order to hold such an amazing training event, GPA made assurances that all conference attendees will secure lodging at this facility alone. It is imperative that everyone secure lodging at this facility to avoid GPA incurring additional financial burdens. Check in will be available on Sunday, September 11th and the conference will conclude on Wednesday, September 14th. Rooms start at $169.00 per night. For those wishing to add additional nights outside of the conference dates you will have to pay the standard room rates offered by Savannah Marriott Riverfront.

Registration Form now available!


Please follow instructions on the registration form and use the group code to secure your lodging and obtain the special pricing for this amazing event. We look forward to seeing everyone at Savannah Marriott Riverfront in September!


We recommend all attendees get registered and secure lodging as soon as possible to take advantage of the event rate. The special event rates will be expiring on July 31st.


Monday, September 12th
ASAC Seacrist/ASAC Hamby
08:00-12:00 Interviews and Interrogations (4 hours)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-17:00 Interviews and Interrogations (4 hours)
Tuesday, September 13th
Mr. Robbie Frederick
08:00-10:00 Scoring Criteria (2 hours)
10:00-12:00 Test Data Analysis (2 hours)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Test Data Analysis (2 hours)
15:00-17:00 Quality Control (2 hours)
Wednesday, September 14th
08:00-10:00 Legal Issues (2 hours) - Mr. John Durden
10:00-12:00 Lafayette Instrument software training (2 hours) - Ms. Tracey Stewart


Jason Seacrist is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Region 4 field office in Douglas, GA. ASAC Seacrist has been with the GBI for over ten years, during which time he led investigations in the areas of narcotics, theft, use of force and violent crime. As a criminal investigator, he developed an appreciation for the art (and science) of interviews and interrogation. ASAC Seacrist has assisted as an instructor for interviews and interrogation at the Georgia Police Academy, Georgia State Patrol Trooper School, GBI Basic Agent Academy and in the Republic of Georgia.

Dustin Hamby is an Assistant Special Agent in Charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. ASAC Hamby is currently supervising the Appalachian Drug Task Force. ASAC Hamby has played an instrumental role during his career at GBI serving as an instructor in interviews and interrogations. ASAC Hamby is responsible for assisting with the training of all new Agents that are hired with GBI. ASAC Hamby spent most of his career working homicides and other violent crimes in the GBI Region 8 field office in Cleveland, GA.

John Durden is a retired Special Agent in Charge with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Durden served as the lead instructor for many high liability areas of training for GBI during his career. Mr. Durden specialized in training Agents in areas such as legal issues, criminal procedure, search and seizure, courtroom testimony, use of force, de-escalation, and many other areas. Aside from being an instructor, retired SAC Durden supervised the Region 5 field office in Statesboro, GA overseeing investigations involving police use of force incidents, homicides, crimes against children and other felony investigations.

Tracey Stewart has been employed with Lafayette Instrument since 2004. Ms. Stewart has a B.S. degree in Accounting from Purdue University and graduated from the National Polygraph Academy in 2016. Ms. Stewart provides sales and technical support for Lafayette Instrument and is also the Office Manager for PEAK Credibility Assessment Training Center located in Cape Coral, FL.

Robbie Frederick is a 2003 graduate of the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute. He has over 31 years law enforcement experience and retired from the Clayton County Police Department in 2016. He has presented polygraph lectures internationally and has held leadership positions in the Georgia Polygraph Association and the American Polygraph Association. His academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the University of West Georgia and graduate work toward a Master's Degree in Forensic Psychology. Mr. Frederick is Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT) certified. He is also the Director/Owner of the American International Institute of Polygraph in Peachtree City, GA.

Posted: May 26, 2022

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Atlanta, GA


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