About Us

The Polygraph Professionals operate throughout North Gauteng (Pretoria area) and the Limpopo province

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Gerald Watson is one of the most qualified polygraphists in South Africa

He qualified as a polygraphist at the American International Institute of Polygraph, Atlanta, Georgia, USA in 1997 and established ‘The Polygraph Professionals cc’ in the same year.

He is currently the only polygraphist in South Africa to hold a Masters degree in Security Management and to have conducted academic research on operational aspects related to polygraphy in South Africa. (Dissertation: An examination of the operational application and utilisation of polygraph testing: A case study in the Limpopo Province)

He has already conducted in excess of 8000 forensic, crime-related and personnel vetting polygraph examinations for clients in the private and public sector.

Over the years he has distinguished himself as a very competent investigator and accomplished polygraphist in South Africa. He has been very successful in exposing numerous dishonest employees and criminals in many businesses, economic sectors and industries and has set the benchmark for effective pre-employment and periodic polygraph screening procedures.

He is able to conduct polygraph examinations in the following languages: English, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana and South Sotho.

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His academic qualifications include the following

  • Masters degree in Security Management (Dissertation: An examination of the operational application and utilisation of polygraph testing: A case study in the Limpopo Province)
  • Honours Bachelor degree in Criminology
  • Bachelor degree in Police Science
  • Bachelor degree (Criminology and African Politics)
  • 3 Year Modular Program (Advanced Diploma) in Security Management
  • Diploma in Development Studies

He is a member of the following academic institutions and associations

  • Criminological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) since 1987
  • Security Association of South Africa (SASA) from 1995 to 2015
  • South African Institute of Security (SAIS) since 1997, Fellow and former Board member
  • American Polygraph Association (APA) since 1997
  • Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) since 1997
  • British and European Polygraph Association (BEPA) since 2011
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) since 2016

Gerald Watson is een van die mees gekwalifiseerde poligrafiste in Suid Afrika

Hy het in 1997 by die American International Institute of Polygraph, Atlanta, Georgia, VSA as poligraafis gekwalifiseer en ‘The Polygraph Professionals cc’ die selfde jaar gestig.

Hy is tans die enigste poligrafis in Suid Afrika wie ‘n Meestersgraad in Sekerheidsbestuur voltooi het en wat akademiese navorsing op operasionele aspekte rakende poligrafie in Suid Afrika gedoen het. (Verhandeling: An examination of the operational application and utilisation of polygraph testing: A case study in the Limpopo Province)

Hy het al reeds meer as 8000 forensies, misdaad-verwante en personeelkeuring poligraaf-eksamens afgelê vir klients in die privaat- en publiekesektore.

Oor die jare het hy homself onderskei as ‘n uiters bekwame ondersoeker en erkende poligrafis. Hy het al groot suksesse behaal met die ontblooting van talle oneerlike werknemers en kriminele in baie besighede, ekonomiese sektore en industriee en het die standaard vir effektiewe voorindiensname en periodieke poligraafkeuring prosedures daar gestel .

Hy is in staat om poligraaftoetse in die volgende tale aftele: Engels, Afrikaans, Sepedi, Sesotho, Setswana en Suid-Sotho.

Kliek hier om sy resume te lees:

Sy akademiese kwalifikasies sluit die volgende in

  • Meestersgraad in Sekerheidsbestuur (Verhandeling: An examination of the operational application and utilisation of polygraph testing: A case study in the Limpopo Province)
  • Honneurs Baccalaureus graad in Kriminologie
  • Baccalaureus graad in Polisiekunde
  • Baccalaureus graad (Kriminologie en Afrika Politiek)
  • 3 Jaar Modulere Program (Gevorderde Diploma) in Sekerheidsbestuur
  • Diploma in Ontwikkelingstudies

Hy is ‘n lid van die volgende akademiese instansies en verenigings

  • Criminological Society of Southern Africa (CRIMSA) sedert 1987
  • Security Association of South Africa (SASA) vanaf 1995 tot 2015
  • South African Institute of Security (SAIS) sedert 1997, Fellow en voormalige Raadslid
  • American Polygraph Association (APA) sedert 1997
  • Private Security Industry Regulatory Authority (PSIRA) sedert 1997
  • British and European Polygraph Association (BEPA) sedert 2011
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) sedert 2016