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The Baker Group International Criminal Justice Grant Program was developed in 2003 to assist U.S.  law enforcement agencies overcome budget restrictions, and the often times overwhelming costs associated with acquiring and employing operationally efficient truth verification/ credibility assessment system and highly skilled examiners. We provide your agency any desired number of DVSA software  copies without cost. DVSA installs into your existing laptop computers thus saving precious resources. With this Grant Program you save the cost of software. Your only cost is 5-day Board Certified Examiner Course tuition.  Annual one-day re-certification training may be earned via distance learning or on-site class attendance. This Criminal Justice Grant Program will continue through 2017. For further information, please contact Dr. Baker from our “Contact Page.”

DVSA©™ is the VSA truth verification software of choice in law enforcement. The number of agencies utilizing DVSA©™ continues to grow dramatically, proving the viability of our system for ultramodern crime fighting. In 15 years we have become the leader providing only DVSA©™ software and related law enforcement training in interview and interrogation. We do not distribute computers or peripheral equipment. Our software installs on currently owned laptops – reasonable multiple computer installation is permitted. Competitors require purchase for each system installation. We are not greedy!

INNOVATION NEVER STOPS AT BAKER GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Voice Stress Analysis and voice biometrics innovation at Baker Group never stops. It is the lifeblood of our firm, enabling us to provide breakthrough technologies that ensure the greatest possible credibility assessment software for you and your colleagues.

This is why we are extremely proud to introduce our latest breakthrough – the DVSA v6.1.2©™ software. An innovation that will change the way you and your agency see forensic voice analysis, voice spectrograph and credibility assessment technology.

More importantly, our law enforcement clients love it. In user reviews our DVSA©™ received overwhelmingly positive response on ease of use, Voice Analysis Scoring Tool™ (VAST™) for chart conclusion verification, Voice Spectrograph for speech identification and comparison, our unique Chart AutoReport™ function which writes reports in the background, and overall performance.

VSA “GOLD STANDARD”

Competitors write about being the “gold standard”. Baker’s software features and benefits are far superior to other VSA systems. Don’t be fooled, beware of “fool’s gold” and the “Emperor’s Clothing.” Get the new DVSA v6.1.2+.

Unlike our competitors, we are not so egotistical and self absorbed to claim that our system “solves cases”. DVSA is a forensic tool utilized by seasoned investigators who actually solve those cases. They are the true heroes!

P.O.S.T. CERTIFICATION

Georgia, Tennessee, Indiana, Illinois along with the Louisiana Stress Analysts Board either certifies training, instructors, or accepts the Baker DVSA / Board Certified Examiners Course for P.O.S.T. credits. In most states this  in-service training allows officers to receive continuing education or college credits as well as seek reimbursement for the cost of the training and in some cases, for room and board and travel expenses. Additional POST certifications are pending. Other agencies such as NC Department of Corrections and CA Department of Wildlife accepts DVSA course hours for required training.VSA Courses and instructors are certified by the American Polygraph and Voice Stress Association (APAVSA) and the International Society of Stress Analysts (ISSA). Unlike other VSA professional groups, these two societies are truly international in scope with world-wide members and chapters. ISSA was incorporated in New York in 1974 and APAVSA registered in Florida in 2002.

Numerous law enforcement agencies have ceased using CVSA®, PSE and Lantern (now AVSA) in favor of Baker DVSA.

Baker DVSA is Restricted for Use only by Law Enforcement, Security Investigators, Government Agencies and Military units. For the protection of government agents DVSA is not available to the general public.

LAW ENFORCEMENT USER COMMENTS

 

Chief Thomas Scully, Orland Hills Police Department, Orland Hills, IL.

“As a police chief with more than 20 plus years of service, I have attended countless training classes. By far, this class was the most valuable. The material presented along with the instructor’s subject knowledge and experience make this a “must take” course for anyone charged with investigating crimes. The time and money spent were well worth it. The most informative and interesting class I have attended.”

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Ron Kramer, CEMS, CPO, CPP- F

“I would like to take an opportunity to recommend Dr Gary Baker. I met Gary through ASIS Space Coast Chapter….and our backgrounds and personalities clicked. Given Dr Baker’s background and his innovative ability to think outside the box; he has given the DVSA industry a true “shot in the arm”. I would recommend Dr Baker and his company for any project you have in mind. He is a true patriot and professional…

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Michael Savage, Col. U. S. Army (Ret.)

“Guatemala’s SUPERINTENDENCIA ADMINISTRATIVA TRIBUTARIA (SAT), the equivalent of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now requires FVAS.  They formerly contracted for  DVSA vetting services for employees. They no longer use polygraph for screening and investigations.”

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Jared S. McKee, Lieutenant, Plainfield Police Department Security Director , FireWatch Security Consultants, Inc. Plainfield, IN

“Dr Baker and the DVSA system is a real asset to the law enforcement/security community. Words alone cannot describe what a great tool Dr Baker’s DVSA system is. I have been in the law enforcement field for many years and have had the opportunity to utilize several different truth verification instruments. My prior experiences left me with an overwhelming sense that most of these instruments were unreliable in the detection of deceit and in many cases taught poor user practices.

After attending Dr Baker’s examiner course I was intrigued by his passion for this industry. His instruction was very direct and to the point. I left the course with a true understanding of not only the DVSA but also the philosophy of deception. Regardless of that, I was still somewhat skeptical of the reliability of the instrument. Utilizing this instrument on several active cases I am now truly amazed by the simplicity and accuracy of the DVSA and the techniques that Dr Baker teaches. It definitely allows you to have a more personal interaction with the examinee and allows for more flexibility in testing. The charts are some of the easiest to read and learning the basics is simple. The money savings alone is worth the change.

I absolutely encourage anyone who is currently utilizing other Voice Stress Analyzers to take a serious look at Dr Baker and his DVSA system. Your only regret will be that you did not choose Dr Baker’s DVSA system first.”

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Criminal Investigator, USAF – Security Forces Squadron / Security Forces Office of Investigations

“I used the system (DVSA) for a number of different criminal interviews within Security Forces Investigations (SFOI) and OSI, where we thought the individual was lying. So far it has been a great success. On some occasions the mere asking to submit to this test has been enough to get them to confess, very nice indeed.”

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M. Plummer, Director. PIB Investigations, Syracuse, NY

“I have been actively involved with the administering and analyzing of voice stress examinations since 1974, and have utilized the PSE, Diogenes Lantern, Mark II and various other voice stress analyzers. Your Digital Voice Stress Analyzer (DVSA) surpasses all other systems I have encountered. You have developed a professional, reliable, disciplined and viable voice analysis system and have set high standards in the field of our profession.”

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Peter J. Breitnauer, Det. Lt. Kenmore Police Dept., Kenmore NY 14217

“Kenmore Police Department. I have found the DVSA program a very useful investigative tool that is readily available for investigations on a daily basis if needed…I look forward to updates in the Certified Training Course and highly recommend the DVSA software.”

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Dale Smith, Capt., Criminal Investigations Division, Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and LA Department of Corrections, Monroe, Louisiana

“Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office and LA Department of Corrections, Youth Services Investigations. I’m having difficulty describing the new DVSA system, but the best word that comes to mind is “Eureka!” It offers many advantages over what we’ve had in the past. Having been an examiner since 1974, I’ve used everything from a PSE-1 to the PSE-2000. The DVSA is portable, requires NO mechanical manipulation, NO adjustment of volume controls and all test recordings and charts are automatically saved to the computer hard drive until such time they are deleted. The DVSA is simplicity personified. Having been an examiner for many years, I initially felt that I only needed transitional training to DVSA. Instead, I took the 60 hour training course and readily discovered that it was exactly what I needed. The course was targeted toward the new DVSA program and covered all aspects and recent advancements in forensic voice stress analysis. The four examiners from our department, who took the course, are all well pleased with the results they are now getting. Many thanks for your help.”

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Lt. Ken Simpson, Internal Affairs, Cleveland, TN Police Department

“DVSA is great…don’t get to use it as much as I like.”
Note: Lt. Simpson is deceased. His agency continues to utilize DVSA. RIP Lt. Simpson.

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Kenneth Gibbs, Arson Investigator, (retired) Monroe FD, Monroe, LA

“Since our recent class I have heard nothing but rave reviews concerning the ease of use, portability, and results. I am currently to begin approximately 50 new pre-employment exams next week. I can’t say enough good about the software or the instruction you gave the class. DVSA is, in my opinion, the Only way to go! I gave your (DVSA) program the highest remarks…and the results are great. Arson Chief Investigator Hill and I love the program, we use it a lot.”

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Law Enforcement Analyst, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, Law Enforcement Analysis Facility, National Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology Center.

“The DVSA is working nicely. I am using it as the primary for waveform…”

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Marvin “Bud” McCorkle, President, International Society of Stress Analysts. Interim President, American Polygraph & Voice Stress Analysis Association. Chief of Police (Ret.), Ingalls PD. Former President, National Association of Chiefs of Police

“I have had the opportunity to use and study the Baker-DVSA on numerous testing situations. I have found the derived stress patterns of the same-recorded utterances from the Baker-DVSA, Lantern, and the PSE –101 are essentially the same from all three instruments… Based on this comparison in the use of these three instruments for charting purposes, as a Certified Stress Analyst, and President of the International Society of Stress Analysts, it is our opinion that any previous validation study conducted with the PSE and Lantern would also be applicable to the Baker-DVSA, by ISSA.”

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Insurance Claims Investigators, United Kingdom

“[We] researched the opportunities worldwide of systems which use the science and selected DVSA as technically the most advanced, whilst adaptable (i.e. your willingness to develop the system to suit the UK requirements).”

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DWAYNE STANTON, Detective (Ret), D.C. Metro Police Department, Homicide Div., Washington DC.

“As far as I am aware of, I am the only person that has been trained by the three (3) leading companies that manufacture and distribute Voice Stress equipment/programs. Those companies are Humble’s CVSA – NITV, William Ames’ Diogenes Group and Dr. E. Gary Baker’s DVSA.

I can say unequivocally, Dr. Baker’s program is one that surpasses all others. Dr. Baker has been successful in developing a program that a trained examiner can employ with ease and also be accurate. The training is so fluid and presented in a way that I have never witnessed in my 25+ years in law enforcement.

Dr. Baker has surely taken the world of Digital Voice Stress Analysis to another level by not only keeping up with today’s needs, but providing tomorrow’s’ needs, today.”

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Detective Doug Lamz, Algonquin PD, Algonquin, IL

“We have been using the DVSA and having good results. Probably the best DVSA case we have had so far was this:

Citizen reports that several of his vehicles (work trucks) were burglarized and that a lot of tools and equipment were taken. Very little physical evidence was recovered and of course the victim had no serial numbers for any of the missing items. When asked about suspects, the victim named a former employee who had also been dating his daughter, and who had left on bad terms. The victim also seemed fairly certain that this person was the offender.

The assigned detective followed up on that angle and interviewed the former employee. Unfortunately the former employee could not provide any alibi for himself and actually stated that he wished he had committed the thefts because the victim owed him money; thus he could not be excluded from suspicion.

The suspect was adamant that the he did not commit the thefts and agreed to a DVSA examination. I gave the suspect three DVSA exams using the GQT format. All three tests clearly showed “no indication of deception”, and the suspect was eliminated. As it turned out, the real thieves were caught about six weeks later and confessed to the crime during their interviews-the original suspect had nothing to do with it.

All of my DVSA tests so far have been substantially similar in that we have been using it to eliminate possible suspects rather than using it to induce confessions from known offenders.”

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Agent, South Africa Revenue Service, Illicit Income Unit

“Your Interview / interrogation training is absolutely fantastic! Although our recent class was intensive it was yet easy to understand and the topics are easy to implement. Our use will be primarily covert in nature. Look forward to using this new  FVAS technology (ExpertosVSA from Vintotron) a great deal.”

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Inv. Chris Smith, Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, Criminal Investigation Division, Jefferson, Ga. 30549, (706)367-6020, [email protected]

“Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate the training you provided last week. I really enjoyed it and found it to be some of the most informative training I have attended. We know this is going to be a great benefit to our agency and are in the process of implementing its use. . Again Thanks for everything and I look forward to attending more of your training in the future.”

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Zack Kendall, Security Specialist, North Carolina Division of Prisons Security Services, 831 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27699-4281

“There is such a high demand for DVSA exams, you would not believe it! Everyone up and down the chain of command loves the DVSA program.”

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Capt. Clint Kennedy, Office of Professional Standards, Vidalia Police Department, Vidalia, GA

Capt. Kennedy is recently deceased, November 2016. RIP Clint!

“Just wanted to let you know that I got the new software in and gave the first test. Everything seems to be working well. Test results came out fine and I did appreciate the streaming audio feature.”

 

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Inv. Quinton Mewborn, Morehouse Parish Sheriff’s Department

“This (DVSA) tool has been very helpful in our agency for many years and we look forward to updates.”

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Officer T. Colander, Johnsburg Police Department, Johnsburg, IL

“Thanks again for your great support of your software and training. I appreciate your quick response to my situation. Have a great day and drive on.”

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(Former Fire Investigator) /Fire Chief Todd Smith / West Monroe Fire Dept., Monroe, LA

“I am a new examiner of the Baker DVSA system and let me say I should have done this a long time ago. My father has been an examiner for 35 years and my wife was certified DVSA in 1998. Both of them are in Law Enforcement and I am in Fire Investigations. I have observed them using the DVSA system and noticed how simple it appeared to perform a test compared to the old days when my father had me hooked to wires and such. Until I took the course I hadn’t realized how simple it really was to use. The system is totally portable, sets up in no time and charts are automatically saved to the computer. I think this program is now the most valuable tool in my box.”

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Detective Scott A. Warren, Lake Zurich Police Dept., 200 Mohawk Trail,

Lake Zurich, IL 60047 

“Dr. Baker, I will keep in touch, and recommend the DVSA program. It proved invaluable in a recent investigation. Our Village … Director staged a burglary to his office, and reported money belonging to the … program was taken (didn’t do a very good job, hence the DVSA). The tests clearly showed DI. I interrogated him for about 45 minutes, and got him from strong denials to a full confession. He was terminated from Village employment, and charged w/ Theft and False Police Report.

In his exit interview, he tried to say he was innocent, and (that) I coerced (his) confession. I am very happy I followed your advice to audio record the entire interview!”

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Zack Kendall, Security Specialist, NC Division of Prisons Security Services

831 W. Morgan St., Raleigh, NC 27699-4281 Phone: (919) 838-3569

“The DVSA program in our agency is highly thought of and heavily relied upon, thanks to all of you- your efforts have not gone unnoticed or unappreciated.”

NOTE: NC DoC purchased 15 DVSA systems, DELL Laptop computers and trained 17 examiners.

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BAKER GROUP – INTERNATIONAL

 

LAW ENFORCEMENT BOARD CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE

 DVSA LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE IS CERTIFIED BY THE ILLINOIS LAW ENFORCEMENT STANDARDS AND TRAINING BOARD

 SYLLABUS

60 TOTAL HOURS:  40 classroom        10 homework      10 practicum

HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT OF “DETECTION OF DECEPTION”

Early experiments and instruments.
Kymograph, mechanical polygraph, electronic polygraph.
Psychological Stress Evaluator. (PSE) 1970.
Lippold’s Micro-tremor.
Validation Studies of PSE and Voice Stress Analysis.
Standardized chart reading of VSA instruments.
Mark II, (and instruments utilizing “amplitude” as criterion.)
Verimetrics Computer Voice Stress Analyzer, McQuiston. 1984
CVSA® – Outdated systems, Analog – 1988 & Computerized – 1997.

NITV history: A television news reporter’s expose’. (Video)

Baker v NITV, LLC  jury award to Baker in 2009 for defamation – collection update $300,000+

Computerized polygraph, Polyscore algorithms.
Diogenes, Lantern, 1995. First laptop VSA.
Baker- DVSA©™ , A far superior system.

50 YEARS OF VALIDATION STUDIES OF VSA

The early DEKTOR Studies.
U.S. DoD VSA Study – Ford.
Kubis Study.
Carnahan Study.
Other Independent Professional Studies.
U. S. Air Force Rome Laboratory VSA Studies.

Phase One, Phase Two, Study of Noise and VSA (Baker DVSA©™).

Validation studies relating to Baker-DVSA©™.
U. S. DoD Studies of NITV’s CVSA® –  Questionable validity.
Dr. Palmatier’s APA presentation on NITV’s CVSA® – Questionable validity.
U. S. DoDPI study of Truster (LVA) – Questionable validity.

U of FL study of CVSA® & LVA – Questionable validity.

U of Oklahoma study of CVSA® & Truster (LVA) – Qauestionable validity.

American Polygraph Assn. position on VSA.
International Society of Stress Analysts DVSA©™ validation.

American Polygraph And Voice Stress Association DVSA©™ validation.

THE “SCIENCE” OF TRUTH VERIFICATION UTILIZING DVSA

PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY
PSYCHOLOGY
PHYSIOLOGY
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM
PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF VOICE
PHYSIOLOGICAL TREMOR (MUSCLE MICRO-TREMOR)
OTHER PHYSIOLOGICAL FACTORS

REVIEW OF DVSA©™ INSTRUMENTATION AND OPERATIONAL DEMONSTRATION- PRACTICUM.

SIMPLIFIED CHART READING

Seventeen chart interpretation quantifications.

Twelve psychophysiological phenomena displayed with DVSA©™

THE “ART” OF TRUTH VERIFICATION WITH DVSA©™

TRUTH VERIFICATION EXAMINING

QUESTION FORMULATION

CHART READING, INTERPRETATION & PRACTICUM

PREPARATION FOR TESTING

CONDUCTING THE PRETEST INTERVIEW (Pre-test phase.)

Removing defensive barriers to success.

Formulation of test questions from available data and the pretest.

ACTUAL TESTING (In-test phase.)

POST-TEST PHASE

Examiner’s opinion: Deception Indicated / No Deception Indicated / and Pre-employment – Screening results of “The subject was unable to resolve all of the issues regarding __________.” Or, ” The subject was able to resolve all of the issues presented.”
Writing the final report and use of AutoReport™ DVSA©™ feature.

SPECIALIZED TESTING PROCEDURES

INTERVIEW AND INTERROGATION

FIVE STEPS OF KINESIC THEORY

REVIEW OF NINE STEPS OF REID TECHNIQUE

THE ART OF COVERT AND NARRATIVE STATEMENT ANALYSIS

BAKER – DVSA©™ Capability of displaying & charting the entire narrative statement not just one word answers. Analysis of TRUTHFUL utterances.

Types of loss, crimes, investigations, “cold” cases.
Investigative techniques.
Formulation of questions.
Technical surveillance and intercepts.
Telephone interview techniques.
Use of covert audio recorders.
Use of VSA techniques by investigators.

Charting and analysis.
Report writing.

ONLY DVSA IS CAPABLE OF THE DISPLAY OF TIMED ANTAGONISTIC RESPONSE ALETHEOMETER (TARA), because only DVSA is capable of display of examiner’s questions, audio baseline and answers in the Amplitude Modulation window.  Prevaricators are slower in answering 85% of the time than when being truthful in examinations.

POLYGRAPH COUNTERMEASURES & DEMONSTRATION.

FINAL EXAM

AWARD OF CERTIFICATE, APAVSA MEMBERSHIP.

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CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE

TRAINING SCHEDULE 2017

BAKER DVSA or INTERVIEW & INTERROGATION

 

COURSE SCHEDULE

2017 CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE SCHEDULE

Monthly, PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL  BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT & RE-CERTIFICATION COURSES as required.

January 11, Alexandria Fire Department – One-day Re-certification Course.  Alexandria, LA.  BASIC  CEC

March 6-10, 2017  ST. CHARLES PD, ST CHARLES, IL, BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT & RE-CERTIFICATION

Postponed for later date in 2017  FLORENCE POLICE DEPARTMENT, FLORENCE, CO  (PUEBLO)

Spring 2017  Distance Learning-  CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, SACRAMENTO, CA

March 20-24, 2017  –  MONROE ARSON DIVISION & OUACHITA PARISH SHERIFF’S OFFICE, MONROE, LA. BASIC CEC & RE-CERTIFICATION

May 8-12, 2017  UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA PD, ATHENS, GA  BASIC CEC & RE-CERTIFICATION

May 15-19, 2017  CHATHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, SAVANNAH, GA.  BASIC & RE-CERTIFICATION

May 22-26, 2017  LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE, WAUKEGAN, IL  BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT & RE-CERTIFICATION COURSES.

July 10-14, 2017  CANTON POLICE DEPARTMENT, CANTON, NY,  BASIC LAW ENFORCEMENT CERTIFIED EXAMINER COURSE.

 

One-day advanced re-certification courses are presented for any examiner using any VSA system, regardless of the manufacturer, which displays derived stress patterns for analysis of psychological stress.

Contact Baker Group International for US Training courses in English language. Telephone, Email for complete information on “Contact Us” page.

¹ Baker Group International VSA training syllabus is conducted by Dr. Baker or presented by select associates.