GET BIT Investigations Team \ Jack Trimarco


Jack Trimarco

Major Case Involvement

Dr. Wen Ho Lee Espionage Case; The "Unabomber"; "Whitewater"; Oklahoma City Bombing; World Trade Center Bombing (1993); numerous cases involving classified foreign terrorists, espionage, proliferation, economic espionage, "Fed buster"; Princess Cruises Extortion; Gerald Gallego Serial Killer; Bank of America, Davis, CA hostage standoff; V.A. Hospital, Brentwood, CA hostage standoff; Enrique Camarena assassination; Top 10 fugitive, Claude Dallas; Top 10 Fugitive, Daniel Barney; Charles Keating Fraud Investigation; Bombing of Pan Am Flight 103; Dr. Peter Lee Espionage Case; L.A.P.D. Rampart Scandal.

Polygraph Experience

Currently a Board Member of the California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE) and Chairman of the Ethics Committee. Former Inspector General, Department of Energy Polygraph Program,Polygraph Unit Chief, F.B.I. Los Angeles Field Office 1991-1998. Conducted more than 1100 polygraph examinations in connection with F.B.I. investigations. Selected by the U.S. Department of Justice and the F.B.I. to conduct polygraph examinations in sensitive intelligence matters and criminal investigations throughout the U.S. and abroad. Formerly held top-secret security clearance. Established private practice in 1998. Conducted more than 60 seminars/presentations on interviewing and interrogation and polygraph related matters throughout the United States. Conducted training at the F.B.I. Academy, C.I.A., and U.S. Justice Department.

Polygraph Testimony As An Expert Witness

California vs. Renee Lloyd (1993) State of California Superior Court, Rancho Cucamonga, California; U.S. vs. Noe Orozo Viveros (1994) U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. vs. Samson Gillette (1999), U.S. District Court, Central District of California, California vs. Catarino Gonzales (2001) State of California, Superior Court, Los Angeles. State of California vs. Gary Bearman (2003) Superior Court Orange County.

Professional Memberships

American Board of Forensic Examiners, American Polygraph Association (APA), Advanced and Specialized Polygraph Examiner, California Association of Polygraph Examiners (CAPE), American Association of Police Polygraphists, American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Diplomat, Board Certified Forensic Examiner of the American Board of Forensic Examiners, American College of Forensic Examiners- Lifetime Member, American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Society for Industrial Security (ASIS); California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, National Association of Legal Investigators (NALI), Society of Former Special Agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI), Beverly Hills Bar Association, Ventura County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, San Fernando Valley Bar Association, Professional Investigators of California Association (PICA), and Forensic Expert Witness Association.


Montana State University at Billings, B.S., Psychology, 1976, High Honors; Montana State University at Billings Graduate School, Psychology, 1976-77; Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Alabama, attended Graduate School, Psychophysiology, 1990 (no graduate degrees).


United States Air Force (USAF), 1967-71, USAF "Airman of the Year" – Italy, 1968; Yellowstone County Deputy Sheriff, Billings, Montana, Patrolman 1971-73; Detective 1973-78; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent, 1978-1998, Received numerous commendations for exceptional performance. Nominated twice for F.B.I. Medal of Valor.

F.B.I. Polygraph Unit Chief (Los Angeles- Retired) Former Inspector General, Polygraph Program, U.S. Department of Energy-Office of Counterintelligence, Ventura County District Attorneys Office (Forensic Polygraph Examiner), Certified Polygraph Examiner (APA), California State Private Investigator #20970, authorized to carry a concealed weapon by County of Ventura, State of California, Ventura County Public Defenders Office, Ventura County Sheriffs Department, Orange County Public Defenders Office, U.S. Attorneys Office, (Central District of California), Federal Public Defenders Office (Central District of California).

Areas of Expertise

F.B.I. Polygraph Examiner, F.B.I. Hostage Negotiator, F.B.I. Psychological Profiler, F.B.I. Defensive Tactics/Firearms Instructor, F.B.I. S.W.A.T. Team Member, F.B.I. Interrogation Instructor and Homicide Investigation Instructor.

Polygraph Training

Department of Defense Polygraph Institute, 14-week polygraph course. Attended over 50 polygraph training seminars conducted by the F.B.I. or professional polygraph organizations within the U.S. (1990-2008). Instructed at numerous Federal, State and Local Agencies, National and State Polygraph Associations, private and professional groups.

Former Host of Court TV's Fake-Out™

Fake Out™, contestants use wit and skill to trick their opponents about who they are and what they know, while their competitors use a combination of lie detection techniques and instincts to determine if their opponents are lying or telling the truth. During the competition contestants are interrogated, evaluated and ultimately dismissed by Jack Trimarco. In the "Final Fake Out™," the winner of the three preliminary rounds will face off with Mr. Trimarco for a chance to win $20,000.



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