Jack Trimarco

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Member Since

11/01/1990

PCSOT Certification

Not Certified

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Biography and Additional Professional Information

Jack Trimarco was the Program Manager for the Federal Bureau of Investigation Polygraph Unit at the Los Angeles Field Office from 1990 until his retirement in 1998 as a Special Agent, after almost 21 years of service. He is the former Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Energy Polygraph Program and is currently a member of the Ethics Committee, California Association of Polygraph Examiners (C.A.P.E.). Mr. Trimarco is nationally recognized for his success as a polygraph examiner. Following his training with the Department of Defense and the F.B.I., he has conducted more than 3,000 polygraph examinations throughout the world.
Among cases in which he consulted, or actually conducted polygraph examinations for the F.B.I., were the Oklahoma City Bombing; the “Unabomber”; Campaign Contributions to the Democratic National Committee; the Dr. Peter Lee Espionage Case; the Marquisha Candler Kidnap/Murder; the Rosemary Banuelos Kidnap/Murder; the Assassination of D.E.A. Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico; “Whitewater”; the Dr. Wen Ho Lee Espionage Case; J.D.L. Odeh Bombing Death; the World Trade Center Bombing (1993); numerous cases involving classified foreign terrorists and espionage; “Fed buster”; Princess Cruises Extortion; Gerald Gallegos Serial Killer; Bank of America, Davis, California, hostage standoff; V.A. Hospital, Brentwood, California, hostage standoff; Top 10 Fugitive, Claude Dallas; Top 10 Fugitive, Daniel Barney; Charles Keating Fraud Investigation; Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103; L.A.P.D. Rampart Scandal.
During his F.B.I. career, Jack Trimarco also specialized as a Psychological Profiler working with noted author and former head of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Science Unit, John Douglas. The assistance offered included unknown offender profiles, threat assessments, overall crime analysis, trial strategies, and expert testimony. Jack Trimarco is recognized as an expert in the fields of Polygraphy, Interviewing and Interrogation. He has taught more than 70 seminars on these topics throughout the United States and has conducted training for the F.B.I. Academy, C.I.A., U.S. Attorney’s Offices, U.S. Department of Justice, I.N.S., American Polygraph Association (A.P.A.), California Association of Polygraph Examiners (C.A.P.E.), American Association of Police Polygraphists (A.A.P.P.), the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (D.O.D.P.I.), and many other state and federal governmental law enforcement agencies.

Jack received the prestigious 2010 Holly Canty Memorial Award from the American Association of Police Polygraphists (A.A.P.P.) for outstanding leadership and dedicated service to the A.A.P.P. and the polygraph profession. The vote by the Board of Directors was unanimous.

Dr. Wen Ho Lee Espionage Case; The "Unabomber"; "Whitewater"; Oklahoma City Bombing; World Trade Center Bombing (1993); numerous cases involving classified foreign terrorists and espionage. "Fed buster"; Princess Cruises Extortion; Gerald Gallegos Serial Killer; Bank of America, Davis, CA hostage standoff; V.A. Hospital, Brentwood, CA hostage standoff; Enrique Camarena assassination; Top 10 fugitive, Claude Dallas; Top 10 Fugitive, Daniel Barney; Charles Keating Fraud Investigation; Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103; Dr. Peter Lee Espionage Case; L.A.P.D. Rampart Scandal.

Former Inspector General, Department of Energy Polygraph Program, 2000-2002; Polygraph Unit Chief, F.B.I. Los Angeles Field Office 1990-1998. Conducted more than 1,100 polygraph examinations in connection with F.B.I. investigations. Selected by the U.S. Department of Justice and the F.B.I. to conduct polygraph examinations in sensitive intelligence matters and criminal investigations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Formerly held top-secret security clearance. Established private practice in 1998. Conducted more than 70 seminars/ presentations on interviewing/interrogation and polygraph related matters throughout the United States. Conducted training at the F.B.I. Academy, C.I.A., and U.S. Department of Justice.

California vs. Renee Lloyd (1993) Superior Court, San Bernardino County; U.S. vs. Noe Orozo Viveros (1994) U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. vs. Samson Gillette (1999), U.S. District Court, Central District of California; California vs. Catarino Gonzales (2001) Superior Court, Los Angeles County; California vs. Gary Bearman (2003) Superior Court, Orange County.

Member of the Ethics Committee, California Association of Polygraph Examiners (C.A.P.E.); Board Certified Forensic Examiner, American Board of Forensic Examiners; American Polygraph Association (A.P.A.); Advanced and Specialized Polygraph Examiner, American Association of Police Polygraphists; Diplomat, American Academy of Forensic Sciences; Lifetime Member, American College of Forensic Examiners; National Association of Legal Investigators (N.A.L.I.); Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; California Association of Licensed Investigators (C.A.L.I.); Ventura County Bar Association; Los Angeles County Bar Association; San Fernando Valley Bar Association; and Criminal Courts Bar Association (sustaining member).

Montana State University at Billings, B.S., Psychology, 1976, High Honors; Montana State University at Billings Graduate School, Psychology (1977); Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Alabama, attended Graduate School, Psychophysiology, 1990 (no graduate degrees).

United States Air Force (USAF), 1967-71; USAF “Airman of the Year”–Italy, 1968; Yellowstone County Sheriff, Billings, Montana, Patrolman 1971-1973 and Detective 1973-78; Federal Bureau of Investigation, Special Agent, 1978-1998. Received numerous commendations for exceptional performance. Nominated twice for F.B.I. Medal of Valor; F.B.I. Polygraph Unit Chief (Los Angeles-Retired); Former Inspector General, Polygraph Program, U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Counterintelligence (2000-2002); Ventura County District Attorney’s Office (Forensic Polygraph Examiner) (2000-present); Certified Polygraph Examiner (A.P.A.); California State Private Investigator #20970; ongoing polygraph activities: Ventura County Public Defender’s Office; Ventura County Sheriff’s Department; Orange County Public Defender’s Office; Federal Public Defender’s Office (Central District of California); Oxnard Police Department.

F.B.I. Polygraph Examiner; F.B.I. Hostage Negotiator; F.B.I. Psychological Profiler; F.B.I. Defensive Tactics/Firearms Instructor; F.B.I. S.W.A.T. Team Member; F.B.I. Interrogation Instructor and Homicide Investigation Instructor.

Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, 14-week polygraph course. Attended 56 polygraph training seminars conducted by the F.B.I. or professional polygraph organizations within the United States. Instructed at numerous federal, state and local agencies, national and state polygraph associations, private and professional groups.

Over one-hundred appearances on national television programs, including: Dr. Phil, Oprah, Greta Van Susteren, Nancy Grace, The O’Reilly Factor, Hannity & Colmes, Catherine Crier, Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, Fox News, Jane Vellez-Mitchell.

Jack Trimarco & Associates
9454 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: 310-247-2637
34° 4' 0.7248" N, 118° 23' 55.2876" W
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