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The founders of Gerald Carter & Associates have a combined 50 years of experience in helping clients reach their goals. C&A was formed in 1980 under the name of Polygraph & Security Consultants, Inc.. In 1995, the name was changed to Gerald Carter & Associates, Inc. to more accurately reflect the diversity of services offered to clients. All of the services that we offer are built upon first hand experience .
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C. Gerald Carter

  • Licensed polygraph examiner with over 35 years of experience in administering polygraph examinations
  • Federally trained investigator with extensive experience in conducting criminal investigations
  • Extensive experience interviewing and taking statements from individuals often hostile to my position
  • Extensive experience in use of personality profiling system with suspects, victims and witnesses and in profiling criminal acts
  • Extensive experience in designing and presenting training sessions
  • Extensive experience in designing and conducting pre employment interviews
  • Qualified as a polygraph expert in an Alabama court capital murder case


Gerald Carter & Associates, Inc. Dadeville, Al
Specific Duties: (1) Conduct investigative interviews on criminal cases for law enforcement agencies; (2) Conduct internal investigations for organizations on employee based allegations, i.e sexual harassment, discrimination, security issues; (3) Verify statements of victims, witnesses and suspects for law enforcement agencies and defense attorneys through computerized polygraph examinations; (4) Prepare written reports on interviews, investigations and testify in court when necessary.

Assistant Professor/Criminal Justice Dept, Troy State University Troy, Al,
Specific Duties included teaching undergraduate and graduate level criminal justice courses at university level. The courses taught included criminal investigations, constitutional law, criminal law and police operations.

Special Agent, U.S. Treasury Department, ATF, Jacksonville, Fl
Specific Duties included conducting criminal investigations of various federal laws, participated in VIP protection details, testifying in court, preparing investigative reports for US Attorney for prosecution.

U.S. Treasury Department, Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Treasury Department, Basic Investigator Training School, Washington, D.C.
U.S. Army Explosives Control Training, Ft. Gordon, Ga.
U.S. Treasury Department Wagering Enforcement School, Jacksonville, Fl.
U.S. Secret Service Executive Protection School, Jacksonville, Fl.
Zonn Institute of Polygraph, Atlanta, Ga                                                                                                                                                          

BS, Troy University, Troy, Al
MA, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Alabama Polygraph Examiner's License

American Polygraph Association 

C. G. Carter, Hiring for Profit, a self published manual.
C.G. Carter, Securing Admissions with Personality Typing, a self published manual.
C.G. Carter, Police and Law Enforcement, V.III., Police Discretion, POLICE AND LAW ENFORCEMENT JOURNAL, Chapter 4, Vol 3, NY 1985.
C.G. Carter, Police Discretion: Desirable or Undesirable,  POLICE CHIEF, Page 34, November, 1980.
C.G. Carter, Personnel Screening: An Alternative, ALABAMA TRUCKING ASSOCIATION, March-April, 1985.
C.G..Carter, Psychological Testing: A Key to Driver Retention, TRANSPORT TOPICS, September 30, 1996. (Edited by Sean Kilcarr)
C.G. Carter, Hiring Decisions and Personality Tests, UTILITY FLEET MANAGEMENT, Vol 18, No 10, Oct, 1999. (Edited by Nancy Bailey)
C.G. Carter, Personality Screening, TRANSPORT TOPICS, Dec 6, 1999. (Edited by Sean Kilcarr and Nancy Bailey)
C.G.Carter, Enhancing Communications with Victims, Witnesses and Suspects, JOURNAL OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. Vol 8 Issue 1 Winter 2002, Pages 82-87. National Criminal Reference Service Number 194477.
C.G. Carter, Larry Lee and Dr. Owen Sweatt. LESSONS LEARNED FROM RURAL SCHOOLS. Alabama Department of Agriculture, May 2009.
C.G. Carter,
Personality Based Interviewing, American Polygraph Association, Jan/Feb, 2016, Vol 49,1, Page 71. (Edited by Mary L Carter)

C.G. Carter, College Fraternity or Research Based Profession, American Polygraph Association, Mar/Apr, 2016, Vol 49,2, Page 69 (Edited by Mary L Carter)
C.G. Carter, Police Administered Polygraph For Your Client,  The Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association, Winter Issue, 2018,
PP 42-44. (Edited by Mary L Carter)

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