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60 Years of Experience
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We bring 5 examiners, 2 Private Investigators, and over 60 years of cumulative experience to the table. That’s why we are simply the best, most equipped, option to help you find the truth – no matter what your individual needs are.
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Mr. Hughes has devoted the past 14 years of his career as an at-risk counselor to the abused, abandoned and neglected youth that have lived in group homes and residential treatment centers. Throughout the entirety of his profession, Mr. Hughes has been an effective liaison between the children and older adolescents and their parents, school staff, clinicians and other outside resources to determine appropriate placement and treatment strategies with regards to community safety concerns.
Moreover, he has a thorough understanding of counseling and treatment, juvenile law and crisis intervention techniques. In addition to his immeasurable expertise in the preparation of individualized case histories, legal documents and reports, Mr. Hughes is currently managing sex offenders in the community with the assistance of polygraph testing. He has dedicated the past decade to the fields of pre-employment testing and post convicted sex offender polygraph testing at the Virginia Department of Corrections. With his considerable judgment and analytic ability to handle complex cases, Mr. Hughes inspires trust and confidence within the community. He is a licensed polygraph examiner and is a good standing member with the American Polygraph Association (APA) and abides by the strict standards of conduct and ethics in polygraph testing imposed by the APA.
Michael (Eddie) Lane
Mr. Lane has a total of 37 years of law enforcement experience and is a retired North Carolina State Highway Patrol Sergeant and former head of NC Highway Patrol’s Polygraph Program. He continued his law enforcement career, after his retirement, with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office. He devoted this time as a detective and primary polygraph examiner until his second retirement in 2009. That same year, he opened his own private polygraph company, Eastern North Carolina Pre-Employment and Polygraph Services, Inc., which he currently owns and operates.
Mr. Lane is is a graduate of an APA accredited polygraph school and specializes in the field of interviews and interrogation. While in law enforcement, Mr. Lane received numerous valor awards to include: Lifesaving, NC Highway Patrol Officer of the year and the NC Governors Award for Bravery and Heroism. Mr. Lane is a certified instructor in Firearms, Radar, Defensive Driving and Interview and Interrogations, which is his specialty area in the field of polygraph. Mr. Lane has trained hundreds of law enforcement officers and private examiners domestically and abroad in interviewing and interrogations but not limited to criminal investigations, but also for Post North Carolina Polygraph AssociationConviction Sex Offender Testing examinations as well as non-criminal interviews and polygraph examinations, such as pre-employment screenings. Mr. Lane has held office in the past and is currently the President of the NC Polygraph Association. He possesses a certificate in NC in Advance Law Enforcement, Certified Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner, and Certified in Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing and is an APTAC Certified Interview and Interrogation Instructor. Mr. Lane is the primary interview and interrogation instructor for the Virginia School of Polygraph.
Mr. Perkins began a career in education and then as a mental health clinician. While a clinician, he worked with a variety of clientele, which included convicted felons and more specifically convicted sex offenders. That working experience led him to make the decision to become a polygraph examiner and he proceeded to attend and graduate from an APA accredited polygraph school.
As an examiner, he has worked in coordination with many different public and private agencies which has included offering polygraph examination services for police and fire departments in Virginia and Washington D.C., social service departments, mental health hospitals, Department of Corrections, Department of Juvenile Justice, and multiple private mental health providers in the treatment and evaluation of adult and minor sex offenders. In addition, Mr. Perkins has worked with military personal and aided in other legal matters as well as aiding private citizens in resolving their personal matters through polygraph testing. Aside from conducting polygraph exams, Mr. Perkins has also aided in the instruction of Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing through the Virginia School of Polygraph and is a member in good standing with the American Polygraph Association as well as the Virginia Polygraph Association.
Emily Horten has two Master’s degrees, one in Community Counseling and the other in Forensic Psychology. Ms. Horten has dedicated over 15 years to helping those in need of living a more successful life. While working as a mental health therapist in the forensic field, Ms. Horten received the opportunity to take her clinical tools to a different level and attended polygraph school. She graduated from Maryland Institute of Criminal Justice in 2009, which is an American Polygraph Associated accredited school and specialized in Post-Conviction Sex Offending Testing (PSCOT). She is now expanding her experience and knowledge with pre-employment polygraphs. Ms. Horten has a way of being able to connect with people and allowing each person to feel comfortable to discuss difficult matters. She is a licensed polygraph examiner and is a member in good standing with the American Polygraph Association.