About B.E.A.R. FORENSICS
Professionals and expertise | The evolution of B.E.A.R. FORENSICS
B.E.A.R. FORENSICS is the result of an idea born during a conversation among colleagues. Back in 2005, polygraph testing to a certain extent was popular in the United States but had almost no presence abroad, except for some exceptions.
The idea was born to offer forensic psychophysiology, polygraph services in Europe and other countries outside of the US. When B.E.A.R. FORENSICS started there was not much reference material in languages other than English. B.E.A.R. FORENSICS has been the main contributor to the dissemination of polygraph science in Europe, in different European languages.
The founding fathers
Although Mr. Charles Speagle later decided to allocate more time to polygraph training, he is one of the founding heads of B.E.A.R. FORENSICS together with Mr. Amável Sanches. Mr. Sanches remains the leading person behind B.E.A.R. FORENSICS.
Mr. Speagle is still a participating member in B.E.A.R. FORENSICS albeit on a consultancy basis. Mr. Speagle has founded an American Polygraph Association accredited training school “Tudor Academy”, based Medellin, Colombia. He is also a partner to another APA accredited school in San Bernardino, California, the “Marston Polygraph Academy”.
Mr. Sanches is mainly based in Europe and performs polygraph tests all over the continent. He contributes as a primary instructor in APA accredited courses all over the world. Mr. Sanches has polygraph tested and trained in different languages like Portuguese, Spanish, English, and French. He is also known for his TV appearances in Spain, Portugal and Brazil.
The evolution of B.E.A.R. FORENSICS
B.E.A.R. FORENSICS has accumulated a lot of experience and skills during the years. This knowledge has been carefully and patiently transmitted to the professionals that have joined our brand.
We have expanded our geographical reach and diversified our solutions. These solutions are all in the field of forensics, investigation.
We have welcomed new professionals with very specific skills that have contributed to the expansion of our brand.
Nowadays B.E.A.R. FORENSICS has a professional presence in the US, Colombia, Brazil, Portugal, and Spain offering polygraph services and other forensic solutions.
The professionals behind B.E.A..R. FORENSICS
Mr. Amável Sanches
The spiritual leader behind B.E.A.R. FORENSICS. Amável is the liaison between the different professionals and the go to person in B.E.A.R.
Amável has a bachelor degree from the Amsterdam School of Business in The Netherlands. He graduated in forensic psychophysiology from the Marston Polygraph Academy and later obtained a postgraduate in forensic sciences from the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona.
Mr. Brad Kelly
Brad was born and raised in Bellefontaine, Ohio. He began his Law Enforcement career by attending Clark State College in Springfield, Ohio, obtaining an Associates Degree in Criminal Justice.
He has worked for major county Sheriff’s Offices in the state of Ohio, positions ranging from Detective to Lieutenant.
He is certified by the state of Ohio as an Ohio Sexual Abuse Investigator, Crime Scene Technician, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Peace Officer Training Instructor, Certified Firearms Instructor for Peace Officers, Certified Instructor for Private Security and Re-Qualifications Program and last but not least a great forensic psychophysiologist.
Mr. Juan Tomás Beneyto Paysal
Juan covers the Brazilian and part of the South-American market for B.E.A.R. FORENSICS.
Juan is our representative for Brazil and has been active in the city of Fortaleza, since 1998. Juan started his career, first as a private detective, later specializing in forensic sciences. Juan has a master degree in Forensic Sciences from the UAB (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona) in Spain, making him a specialist in forensic evidence and a criminal cases consultant.
Juan has performed and solved hundreds of cases as a forensic expert in handwriting and document analysis.
Among his successes have been finding missing people in Brazil and around the world, as well as helping wrongfully condemned citizens in their defense and evidence gathering. A real field professional that goes to the bottom of things.
Mrs. Catalina Méndez Gómez
Catalina graduated in organizational psychology in Cali, Colombia. With more than 10 years of experience working for a human resources multinational she is an expert in the selection, recruitment, and head hunting.
Catalina is the representative for B.E.A.R. FORENSICS in Colombia and a great polygraph examiner.
Associations and Certifications
B.E.A.R. FORENSICS professionals are members of recognized professionals associations:
- APA: American Polygraph Association (USA)
- ACEFIP: Asociación de Criminalistas, Expertos Forenses e Investigadores Privados (Spain)
- COPEJU-CE: Cadastro Regional dos Detetives do Ceará (Brazil)
- CRD: Cadastro Regional dos Detetives do Ceará (Brazil)