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what type of questions do they usually ask on a polygraph

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 Hi, im really considering a career in law enforcement and i just wanted a lil info.   What type of questions do they ask on the polygraph?

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They ask if you can follow directions such as posting an introduction and reading and following the site TOU's at the bottom of the page.  Also try the search function at the top of the page.

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 thanks for the info

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They can ask you anything and everything. Anything you might want to hide they will ask you about. In the end, they will ask you if you lied. Be prepared to own up to anything and you'll have no trouble. Just don't lie.

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alright thanks, i dont have anything to lie about but just thinking about the word "polygraph" can make you nervous

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They ask questions like.............ones you have to answer. If I were you I wouldn't sweat it too much. Yes there will be a case of nerves (of course). Just answer the questions TRUTHFULLY and to the best of your ability.


You can't cure stupid.

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They ask if you have TRIED any illeagal drugs.


Hello my name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die.

"It's not a constitutional violation for a police officer to be a jerk." Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy -December 4, 2000

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jakesdad says ...



They ask if you have TRIED any illeagal drugs.



haha

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Before you go any further with the 'anxiety' route....


Being nervous has no bearing on the results of the test.....being deceitful does.

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 typically there are three types of questions. Control questions: Those made to measure your body's reaction to lying against your truthful responses. These are questions that pretty much anyone could answer yes to such as, have you ever stole anything at any time in your life?  Have you ever lied? etc. Relevant questions: Those directly related to the information you disclosed in your background questionair, and irrelevant questions like, is the sky blue today? etc. The polygraph is not accepted as evidence in many courts because of its faultiness and lack of recognition in the scientific community yet it is continually used by law enforcement in the hiring procedures to my amazement. It's biggest function is that of an intimidator. Be honest and if you're accused of lying, stick to your guns. The goal is to disqualify you by any means.