Polygraph examinations are conducted by James T. Orr, who is a retired FBI Special Agent, former police officer, and former FBI polygraph examiner.  Trish Orr, a graduate of Peak Credibility Assessment Training Center, also conducts Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT), Applicant Screening Exams, fidelity exams and other private exams.  James T. Orr retired from the FBI on January 1, 2011, after a 27 year career as a Special Agent (SA).  SA Orr served as a full-time polygraph examiner in the Baltimore FBI office upon graduation from the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute in Fort McClellan, Alabama on April 2, 1999, and went on to be the polygraph coordinator and senior polygraph examiner in the Baltimore office.

           In June, 2005, Special Agent Orr transferred to the Tampa FBI office in response to their need for an experienced examiner to head the polygraph program there.  In both Baltimore and Tampa, SA Orr conducted exams in all areas of FBI responsibility and trained and mentored new examiners, while serving as liaison with office management and FBI Headquarters and coordinating examinations for himself and the other examiners.   SA Orr traveled frequently to FBIHQ and other FBI offices and off-site facilities, to conduct examinations in support of FBI Headquarters and field divisions.  He also traveled overseas to Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Central America, South America and the Caribbean in support of the FBI's investigative missions, as well in support of Department of Justice objectives.  During his tenure with the FBI, SA Orr conducted 2,329 polygraph examinations, each one receiving a quality control review by FBI polygraph supervisors.

           Upon retiring from the FBI on January 1, 2011, Mr. Orr went into private business as Tampa Polygraph Services, LLC, and later formed James Orr Investigations, LLC.  While conducting business as Tampa Polygraph Services, LLC, Mr. Orr has conducted hundreds of examinations for attorneys, law enforcement, international security consulting firms, private businesses and private individuals around Florida, as well as in Georgia, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Haiti, Costa Rica, Colombia, Dominican Republic, and Panama.  On June 15, 2014, he entered into a contractual agreement with E-merging Technologies Group to conduct polygraph examinations for the United States Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and conducted exams for them in Reston, Virginia and Washington, D.C. for the remainder of 2014. He has also been called upon to conduct quality control reviews of polygraph examinations conducted by other examiners. Mr. Orr has been a guest lecturer at the University of Baltimore School of Law, Stetson University Law School, the University of South Florida Forensic Psychology course, the Deadwood, South Dakota Regional Polygraph Seminar, The Arizona Polygraph Association annual polygraph seminar in Phoenix, the American Association of Police Polygraphists annual seminar in Louisville, Kentucky, the Tri-State Seminar in Greenville, S. C., and the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists in Ottawa, Canada.   He was a primary instructor for four years at the Academy of Polygraph Science in Fort Myers, Florida, a school which is accredited by the American Polygraph Association and recognized by the American Association of Police Polygraphists, and for whom he has also taught polygraph to police in Kathmandu, Nepal.  From April, 2016 to the present, he is a Senior Polygraph Instructor at Peak Credibility Assessment Training Center in Cape Coral, Florida, which is also accredited by the American Polygraph Association and recognized by the American Association of Police Polygraphists.  Mr. Orr is a full member of the American Polygraph Association, the American Association of Police Polygraphists and the Florida Polygraph Association. Mr. Orr is the recipient of the 2017 American Association of Police Polygraphists Region V Richard O. Arther Director’s Award.

           Mr. Orr conducted a polygraph examination on Jesus Hernando Angulo Mosquera in which that examination has been admitted as evidence, without stipulation, at trial.  United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.  United States of America vs Jesus Hernando Angulo Mosquera, Case No.: 8:14-cr-379-T-36TGW, Document 161, Filed 04/09/2014.  Subsequent to an evidentiary hearing on 12/23/2014 on the admissibility of polygraph evidence in this matter under Federal Rule 702, the court granted and permitted the polygraph evidence to be admitted at trial.

           Mr. Orr also testified as an expert witness prior to sentencing regarding a polygraph examination he conducted on Laura Leyva in a healthcare fraud case.  United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division.  United States of America vs Laura Leyva, Case No.: 8:14-CR-00107-CEH-AEP, Document 42, Filed 10/26/2014.  

           In another case, United States of America vs Kathryn Jasen, Glenn Jasen, Case No.: 8:15-cr-214-JDW-TBM-2, United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, a polygraph report of Mr. Orr was utilized by an attorney representing the defendant post-conviction.  The report, prepared subsequent to a polygraph exam for the original attorney, was allowed by Judge James D. Whittemore to be considered for mitigation purposes during sentencing.

           These three polygraph exams were featured in the August, 2017 edition of “The Champion”, a professional periodical of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.  The article was authored by Christopher Kerr and was titled “Effective Defense Polygraphs”.  It was reprinted, with permission, in the January/February Edition of the American Polygraph Association professional quarterly.


Polygraph Areas of Use:

  • Criminal defense

  • Clear the wrongfully accused

  • Verify Statements and information

  • Employee thefts

  • Sex crimes and allegations of sexual misconduct

  • Professional misconduct

  • Fraud

  • Law Enforcement screening and suspect/witness testing

  • Security screening

  • Allegations of child abuse and domestic abuse

  • Drug use

  • Domestic abuse