ISP First Sergeant Paul Hansard Receives Award

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare The American Association of Police Polygraphist recently held their annual conference in Houston, Texas. A highlight of the conference was the awards ceremony. Five year AAPP member, Indiana State Police First Sergeant Paul Hansard, was presented the Region II Richard O. Arthur Directors Award for his significant contribution in a 2016 Spencer, IN murder case.In March, 2016 Indiana State Police polygraph examiner, F/Sgt. Paul Hansard was contacted to conduct a specific issue polygraph examination on a suspect to determine his truthfulness as to whether or not the suspect caused a female to go missing.  During the course of the investigation F/Sgt. Hansard determined the suspect was deceptive to the main issue. A second polygraph examination was utilized to determine the female’s location. The suspect displayed strong reactions to one particular area and during the interview concerning these deceptive results the suspect told F/Sgt. where the female’s body was located. The information gained from the polygraph examination and post-test interview led investigators to the female’s body.The suspect was ultimately sentenced to a 60 year prison sentence for murder.“The information gleaned from the suspect in our case by First Sergeant Hansard proved to be instrumental in securing a conviction,” stated Owen County Prosecutor Donald R. VanDerMoere II.   “I and the other citizens of Owen County owe Paul a huge debt of gratitude.  It gives me great pleasure to see such a diligent, hardworking and professional officer like Paul receive the recognition he deserves.”The objectives of the AAPP is:A. To encourage and develop cooperation among all American Law Enforcement Organizations in the application and utilization of accepted polygraph techniques.B. To develop the highest standards of proficiency in the polygraph profession by fostering and encouraging scientific training and research through advanced study and progressive techniques.C. To promote and maintain the highest standards of ethics, integrity, honor and conduct in the polygraph profession.D. To provide an opportunity and forum for the exchange of information regarding polygraph experiences, studies and research.E. To cooperate with other national, regional and state polygraph associations and other professional organizations in matters of mutual interest and of benefit to the polygraph profession.First Sergeant Hansard is a ten year Indiana State Police veteran. He resides in Delaware County with his three children.Photo: Left to right- AAPP Region II Director Derek Piasecki, ISP F/Sgt. Paul Hansard, AAPP President James Wardwell.-30-MYERSContact Information:Rich [email protected] full details, view this message on the web.last_img read more

Ocean City Boardwalk Work Starts Monday; Detour Coming Soon

first_imgThe boardwalk between Seventh and Sixth streets will be removed and replaced in a project that starts Monday (Oct. 20) and is expected to be complete by early April.For Ocean City visitors, it was a sight to behold: a block of the Ocean City Boardwalk obliterated — with nothing but sand filling the gap between the surviving sections.A project to replace the Ocean City Boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets nears completion in February 2014.For runners and riders, it meant a little detour that added a bit to the five-mile round  trip they knew so well.That was the scene last winter when the city started the first phase of a multi-year project to replace the Ocean City Boardwalk and its substructure between Fifth and 12th streets. Work to replace one block of the boardwalk between Fifth and Sixth streets was completed by early April.Work to replace a second block of boardwalk begins on Monday (Oct. 20), according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.A construction contractor will begin work to demolish and replace the boardwalk from Sixth Street to Plaza Place (just north of Seventh Street). The boardwalk will be closed to through traffic likely starting sometime this month.Boardwalk detour during a construction project between Sixth and Seventh streets that starts on Oct. 20.A detour will take pedestrians and cyclists off the Boardwalk at Seventh Street, down Wayne Avenue, through the municipal parking lot between Sixth and Fifth streets, and back to the boardwalk at Fifth Street.City Council this summer awarded a $1.2 million contract to Fred M. Schiavone Construction of Malaga to complete the work. Schiavone was the contractor for the first phase of the project between Fifth and Sixth streets and for the new Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway.Council has authorized spending up to $1,825,000 on this phase of the project.The project specifications call for using a stock of southern yellow pine that has been stored in Ocean City since the settlement of a lawsuit with the Louis J. Grasmick Lumber Co. of Baltimore in 2009.The city has long sought an alternative to pine for its boardwalk. The soft wood splits, cracks and exposes nails or screws after relatively short periods of time. The city has studied and tested many alternatives but has found none both suitable and cost-effective.But the existing stock of southern yellow pine is thicker (three inches) and sturdier that the pine used on other sections of the boardwalk, and the city administration says it is “optimistic” that it will hold up much better.The boardwalk project will include reconfiguring the boardwalk ramp at Sixth Street, eliminating the north ramp and widening the south ramp. The access ramp for the disabled will remain in place, leading to the municipal parking lot between Fifth and Sixth streets. The work is expected to be complete by spring.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebooklast_img read more