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I was just wondering if any of you LEO's out there could give some insight to what kinds of questions are on the polygraph test. I think that's what I'll be most nervouse about and I know you have to be truthful but I just don't know what to expect. Thanks for any input.

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Is you current name Charles Manson?

Do you live in Burbank, California?

Have you committed a felony crime in the last six months?

Have you ever been arrested?

Is Hillary Clinton your biological brother?

Were you with John Denver when he died?

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Seriously, there will be some control questions to determine that you have the ability to tell the truth. Then the examiner will ask some questions based on your application and background. Anything that is questionable will be discussed for clarification after the first chart and then a second chart will be run and some of the same questions may be asked, perhaps in a different format, same context.

As long as you're honest and have completed your application it shouldn't be a problem.

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Thanks guys

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Good advice I have a polygraph test scheduled for this Friday... Nothing to hide but i'm still pretty nervous


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You should be nervous, because if you lie, the machine will shock you. Seriously!

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tva448 said:

You should be nervous, because if you lie, the machine will shock you. Seriously!

That's mean. It doesn't hurt for more than a minute or two each time. My last one, I thought I was hooked up to an AED...

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I know what you mean. I tried to lie about smoking weed and he asked me twice, I didn;t think that thing was ever going to stop. I got burn marks from thing.

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you guys are funny

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tva448 said:

I know what you mean. I tried to lie about smoking weed and he asked me twice, I didn;t think that thing was ever going to stop. I got burn marks from thing.

I think the tongue electrode is the one that hurts the most. I had a lisp for weeks afterward, then I had to go through the oral board and they kept asking if I have a speech impediment.... well, DUH...

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Yea, I had a similar problem, but it was on the urinalysis, well............I won't go into detail about that.

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I always thought that the anal probe was the most intimidating aspect of the test......

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TommyO said:

Seriously, there will be some control questions to determine that you have the ability to tell the truth. Then the examiner will ask some questions based on your application and background. Anything that is questionable will be discussed for clarification after the first chart and then a second chart will be run and some of the same questions may be asked, perhaps in a different format, same context.

As long as you're honest and have completed your application it shouldn't be a problem.

Go with Tommy on this one, he knows of what he speaks. The polygraph examination is more psychologically worrisome to the truthful person than you can imagine. Just tell the truth and you will do fine. Remember, everyone lies at sometime during their life, the examiner knows that. What they are looking for is criminal acts of serious character issues that would preclude you from being hired. You will be fine.......Good Luck


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thanks

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yea they'll ask you some odd questions like have you masturbated at work, or any sexual things you regret. watch out for the shocks...they sting. kinda like a Taser....

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what if they use voice stress analysis where you don't have any wires hooked up to you? My explorer advisor told me that's it's a littke but more accurate and you don't have wires hooked up to you.

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First off, I think the polygraph is totaly useless as an indicator of someone's character. To have LEO'S submit to a test that isnt allowed to be admissable in a court of law is rediculous! I have taken and passed 3 tests and came back as "possibly being evasive" on another .The catch is they were all the same questions and I answered the same way. It is subjective as to the test analyst and there is proven scientific data that has found the polygraph to be only 60% reliable. Not a good set of odds for someone trying to commit themselves to a lifetime profession such as ours. It is a way for the civilian police\fire commisions to show they are doing due dilligence in the hiring process and therefor shielding themselves (some what) from lilgation. The military does not rely on the polygraph but rather on deep backgroung checks for security clearance purposes. Obviously much more an indicator of your character as far as associations, references and such.
Ive personally known 2 officers in surronding communities that were told they did not pass the polygraph (fine upstanding persons) only to be told by the examiner themselves that the results were marginal and did not disqualify them from the hiring process. the boards took it upon themselves to disqualify them. They are both now high level executive officer's in there respective Departments with distinguished and honorable careers.
Good luck with this useless test.

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I took a polygraph test for Maryland State Police on April 1st... it was no doubt worse than confession.. and VERY nerve racking. In fact I put stuff in my polygraph book that really didn't apply, but the examiner said since I was thinking it it could have showed as deception on my part. IT IS NERVE RACKING THOUGH! But it was a good learning expierence for me anyway.

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I'm worried that because of something like one question of moral turpitude that I'm going to be disqualified from the hiring process.

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The brain controls the body. It has both top down and bottom up control systems. (From 'basal' to 'cerebral' and vice versa). It is anatomically possible and well supported by historical and contemporary existing evidence that conscious control of bodily functions can be achieved. It is most probable that there are individuals naturally able to defeat a lie detector. That is why a lie detector test is a diagnostic rather that evidenciary tool. It is not truly reliable, and anybody can learn to defeat one.

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"I think the polygraph is totaly useless as an indicator of someone’s character. "

I will respectfully disagree with LtFrank on this one. I think the poly is *one* useful tool in the whole package. Unfortunately too many agencies put too much value on the results of the poly, and too many human resource departments don't understand it's basic function, which is to record responses in several different ways.

I also think it's a fine tool to use for an applicant for any job, just to see how the person reacts to it. Many times the poly results are just the tip of the iceberg.

I am curious how the NYPD rookie (aka Bank Robber) did on his hiring poly and psychological, if either was given.

Just my thoughts....

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TOMMYO,
I understand your position and it makes perfect sense. As long as it is not the definative test in the process I could go along with your view.
Remember, Ted Bundy passed a polygraph test, makes you wonder.....

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LtFrank said:

TOMMYO,
I understand your position and it makes perfect sense. As long as it is not the definative test in the process I could go along with your view.
Remember, Ted Bundy passed a polygraph test, makes you wonder.....

LT, my ex passed the poly.... need I say more? :-)

(They are just ONE tool and they can be beaten)