The Examiner

James R. Sackett, MA - Polygraph Examiner

With over 23 years of diversified polygraph examination experience, Copper Star Polygraph was initiated with the intent of providing professional, competent, quality, and confidential polygraph testing to the greater Maricopa County and Phoenix Valley area. The intentions of Copper Star Polygraph are emblematic of the motto "semper veritas" (always the truth) as that is the continual goal of Mr. Sackett's  professional services.



Advanced P.O.S.T Certified Detective/Polygraph Examiner - Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS), retired 2015

Polygraph Examiner - Kansas City, Missouri Police Department

Supervisory Special Agent/Polygraph Examiner - US Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID), retired 2000

Extensive experience in criminal investigation, Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT), law enforcement pre-employment, criminal defense and informational testing



Master of Arts in Forensic Psychophysiology - Argosy University

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - University of Maryland


Department of Defense Polygraph Institute - 1994 graduate

American Polygraph Association Certified Post-Conviction Sex Offender Testing (PCSOT)

Extensive continuing education - available upon request


Certified by American Polygraph Association for Advanced & Specialized Training

Certified by American Association of Police Polygraphists as a Forensic Law Enforcement Polygraph Examiner

See professional memberships for additional information.