James "Ron" Hawkins is the owner and founder of Houston Polygraph Lab. 


Experience:    A former state trooper with the Texas Department of Public Safety, Ron spent 16 years with the Harris County Sheriff's Department in Houston, Texas.  12 of those years were spent as a polygraph examiner, during which he conducted more than 4500 polygraph examinations in the State of Texas. His experience includes:

Since retiring from the Harris County Sheriff's Department and forming Houston Polygraph Lab, his testing experience has continued to include specific testing for businesses, confidential polygraph examination for businesses and private citizens in both domestic issues and infidelity testing.  Ron is also certified by the Joint Polygraph Committee on Offender Testing (JPCOT) for monitoring and maintenance of sex offenders for the state.

Education:   Ron Hawkins received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, in 1974. His minor was Law Enforcement and Police Science.

He graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety's Academny in 1976, where he was commissioned by Texas DPS and as a sworn Peace Officer and assigned to the Texas Highway Patrol.

Over the years, Ron has attended numerous in-service schools with DPS to maintain state requirements for certification and continuing education requirements for the
Texas Commission of Law Enforcement Standards.l

Ron graduated from the Texas Department of Public Safety's Polygraph School in 2005 and received Senior Examiner Advanced Polygraph training at the Department of Public Safety in 2013.

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