Fairborn Police Department Detective Shaun Pettit earns polygraph certification


Fairborn Daily Herald



Submitted photo Fairborn Detective Shaun Pettit completed a 10-week course with more than 400 hours of training to obtain his polygraph certification. Pictured is Pettit (center) with Mark Filburn, commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (left) and Pam Shaw, director of NPA Polygraph Academy (right).


FAIRBORN — The Fairborn Police Department has another tool under its belt as Detective Shaun Pettit received his certification from the National Polygraph Academy.

The 10-week training, which was held on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Ky. included 23 students from all over the United States and Singapore.

Pettit completed more than 400 hours of polygraph training in topics, covering: polygraph history, terminology, testing instruments, polygraph techniques, test-data analysis/chart evaluations, polygraph validity and reliability, ethics, quality control, countermeasures, report writing, court testimony preparation, state polygraph laws and administrative regulations.

Pettit indicated that this certification helps open up future opportunities in law enforcement, adding that it can assist other local agencies as well.

“If another agency is in need of a polygraph examiner, we are able to help when requested,” Pettit said. “Being a polygraph examiner also benefits different departments within the city as we polygraph for the fire department as well.”

Pettit also holds certifications in traffic accident reconstruction, hostage/crisis negotiations and First Line Supervision. He has been employed by the Fairborn Police Department for 16 years.

Submitted photo Fairborn Detective Shaun Pettit completed a 10-week course with more than 400 hours of training to obtain his polygraph certification. Pictured is Pettit (center) with Mark Filburn, commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (left) and Pam Shaw, director of NPA Polygraph Academy (right).
http://www.fairborndailyherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2017/06/web1_spettit.jpgSubmitted photo Fairborn Detective Shaun Pettit completed a 10-week course with more than 400 hours of training to obtain his polygraph certification. Pictured is Pettit (center) with Mark Filburn, commissioner for the Kentucky Department of Criminal Justice Training (left) and Pam Shaw, director of NPA Polygraph Academy (right).

Fairborn Daily Herald

Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.

Story courtesy of the City of Fairborn.