The Coastal Institute of Forensic Science (CIFS)

Coastal Institute

The Coastal Institute of Forensic Science is located in Corpus Christi, Texas has been approved by the Texas Board of Polygraph Examiners to conduct Polygraph Examiners Training.  The institute was set up primarily for law enforcement personnel, but has been opened up to all Government and Non Government personnel who meet the Texas Polygraph Licensing requirements.

Course offerings include the Polygraph Examiners Course, Polygraph and the Court System, Clinical Polygraph, Training Requirements for Sex Offender Testing, and Preparatory Polygraph Review for relicensing in the State of Texas.

In addition, TECLOSE (Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards in Education) and other continuous education credits will be available.

The Director of the Coastal Institute Of Forensic Science is Horacio Ortiz, BS-LPE. Director Ortiz has an undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice from Texas A&M University at Corpus. He serves on the Del Mar Criminal Justice Training Advisory Committee. He is licensed, by the State of Texas, as an investigation manager and as a polygraph examiner.

All Staff instructors are Licensed Polygraph Examiners or professionals in their respective fields of psychology, law, biology, anatomy and physiology.

For additional information contact:
Horacio Ortiz, BS-LPE
Phone: (361) 723-0489
Fax: (361) 723-0496