John E. Reid & Associates


“When asked which vendors they rely on most for building their own skills and that of staff, a whopping 80% of security pros cited John E. Reid and Associates.” (Dec. 2002 IOMA Security Director’s Report)

John E. Reid and Associates, Inc. were established by John Reid in 1947. Their primary business was to provide detection of deception services, almost exclusively through the administration of polygraph examinations. As the years progress they developed an expertise in the identification of truth and deception from verbal and non-verbal behavior symptoms displayed by a subject during a non-accusatory interview. Their business expanded to offer detection of deception services through the Integrity Interview, Behavior Analysis Interview, as well as polygraph technique. Their services are retained by business, law enforcement agencies, government organizations and the judiciary.

In 1974 they began to offer training program on interviewing and interrogation techniques for professional investors from business, government and law enforcement agencies. Their programs have expanded to include seminars on pre-employment screening interviews; interviewing techniques for child abuse investigators; and, seminars for gang crime investigators. Today they conduct in excess of 350 training seminars a year.

In 1983 they introduced their pre-employment interviewing training seminar which is now called Hiring the Best: Applicant Interviewing Techniques and Strategies.

Their expertise on the topic of behavior symptoms analysis, interviewing and interrogation techniques was recognized by the National Security Agencies which awarded John E. Reid and Associates a sole source bid for a scientific study on the use of behavior symptoms in the detection of deception, and by the U.S. Supreme Court which referenced their text book, Criminal Interrogation and Confessions, in making their decision in the case Stansbury v. California (1994). In the case Missouri v. Seibert (2004) the U.S. Supreme Court specifically referenced their company (and their textbook) as a “law enforcement educator” that properly teaches the application of the Miranda warnings.

Some of the organizations that have utilised their services include:

  • Aetna Life and Casualty
  • Air Force OSI
  • Aldi Foods Corp.
  • American Express
  • American Honda
  • Amoco Oil
  • AT&T
  • Baltimore County Police Department
  • Baxter Diagnostics
  • Baush & Lomb
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Boeing
  • Brinks
  • Burger King Corp.
  • CIA
  • City of Eau Claire
  • Chevy Chase Bank
  • Dept. of Education
  • Dept. of Energy
  • Dept. of Homeland Security-TSA
  • Dept. of Labor
  • Dept. of State
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dupont
  • Eastman Kodak
  • FBI
  • FDA
  • Federal Express
  • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
  • Ford Motor Company
  • General Motors
  • IBM
  • JC Penny Company
  • Kroger
  • Kmart
  • Maryland Transit Administration
  • Mayo Foundation for Medical Education & Research
  • Melton Truck Lines
  • New York State Department of Corrections
  • Nuclear Reg. Commission
  • Numerous US Police Departments
  • Office of Attorney General-State of Maryland
  • Office Personnel Management
  • Osha
  • Postal Inspection Service
  • Raytheon Corp.
  • Security Armored Express
  • U.S. Capitol Police
  • US Probation Office
  • US Secret Service
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout
  • Virginia Peninsula Reg. Jail

Profiles of Reid presenters can be found below:

Daniel Malloy