Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers to Host Polygraph Specialist


Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America Invites To Dinner: Tom Sheely, Polygraph Specialist and former Vail Police Officer

When: Thursday, January 12, 2012
Where: The Denver Press Club,
1330 Glenarm St., Denver, CO
Time: 7:00 p.m. dinner; 8:00 p.m. program
Cost: $20, includes colleagues, dinner and program (Cash and check only please)

Menu: TBA

Adult beverages are available at the cash bar downstairs

PROGRAM: Interviewing and Polygraphing Convicted Sex Offenders

Get the details on polygraphs and what it takes to monitor, interview and polygraph sex offenders. Tom Sheely worked for the Vail Police Department for 20 years from 1978 to 1998, was a street officer for 10 years and a sergeant for the last 10. During that time he worked as a juvenile/public affairs officer, swat team leader and finally as the administrative sergeant involved in hiring and event planning.

He returned to school to learn to do polygraphs and eventually interned with his current company Amich & Jenks Inc. They specialize in testing and helping to monitor convicted sex offenders. To date Tom has conducted approximately 15,000 polygraph test of which about 9000 were with the offenders. The firm also does pre-employment polygraphs for police and fire department, pre-conviction criminal tests and “fidelity” examinations. Tom works in several prisons across the state that have sex offender treatment programs.

RSVPs ARE MANDATORY. The reservation deadline is Monday, January 9, 2012. RSVP to Becky Martinez: or call 303-522-1073. No shows and anyone not cancelling their reservation 72 hours in advance will be expected to pay since RMMWA will be billed for their reservation.

(The directions to the Denver Press Club, located at 1330 Glenarm Place in Denver, are as follows: Take 1-25 to 6th Ave. east. Turn north onto Santa Fe to Colfax Ave (15th) and turn right (east). Go about 4 blocks to Glenarm, turn left (north). The Denver Press Club will be about a block and half down on the right hand side, across from the Denver Athletic Club. It’s a small stone building with an awning. Parking is available to the south, in the lot next to the Press Club. Bring singles or a credit card. You must pay the machine and then leave the ticket on your dashboard. Otherwise, there is meter parking on the street, for which you will need quarters. The Denver Press Club telephone number in the event you get lost is


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