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 Hi, 


Im from Southern California and I hope to become a cop someday. I took a polygraph a while back and failed unfortunately. I answered truthful on all the questions specifically 1 regarding drug history. I smoked what I was told was majijuana 1 time, which I later found was fake and didn't feel the "high" part of it so I always considered myself clean. When the polygraph came up though, since I didn't consider myself ever to be a smoker, I answered that I never smoked it. This is why I believe I failed.


Now when I apply to a future department I know they're going to find these results. I plan on answering the next questionaire with a yes. I'm afraid that they'll look at my previous application though and believe that I'm a continous liar and that I will continue to hide information from them.


So my question is:


Can that previous department share all the information regarding my polygraph with another?


Will that new department automatically disqualify me?


Should I even bother applying to a department again?


A response from someone in the background/recruiting field is highly appreciated. Thanks

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

MIXEDMAN88373 says ...



 Hi, 


Im from Southern California and I hope to become a cop someday. I took a polygraph a while back and failed unfortunately. I answered truthful on all the questions except 1 regarding drug history. I smoked majijuana 1 time but didn't feel the "high" part of it so I always considered myself clean. When the polygraph came up though, since I didn't consider myself ever to be a smoker, I answered that I never smoked it. This is why I believe I failed.


Now when I apply to a future department I know they're going to find these results. I plan on answering the next questionaire with a yes. I'm afraid that they'll look at my previous application though and believe that I'm a continous liar and that I will continue to hide information from them.


So my question is:


Can that previous department share all the information regarding my polygraph with another?


Will that new department automatically disqualify me?


Should I even bother applying to a department again?


A response from someone in the background/recruiting field is highly appreciated. Thanks



An admittedly false response during a polygraph test will definitely follow you in your future applications. For my agency, the false statement/attempt at justification would most likely DQ you. You have muddied the waters substantially and will have a lot of explaining to do with any future departments.


2/9/13

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Rate This | Posted almost 2 years ago

 

MIXEDMAN88373 says ...



 Hi, 


Im from Southern California and I hope to become a cop someday. I took a polygraph a while back and failed unfortunately. I answered truthful on all the questions except 1 regarding drug history. I smoked majijuana 1 time but didn't feel the "high" part of it so I always considered myself clean. When the polygraph came up though, since I didn't consider myself ever to be a smoker, I answered that I never smoked it. This is why I believe I failed.


Now when I apply to a future department I know they're going to find these results. I plan on answering the next questionaire with a yes. I'm afraid that they'll look at my previous application though and believe that I'm a continous liar and that I will continue to hide information from them.


So my question is:


Can that previous department share all the information regarding my polygraph with another?


Will that new department automatically disqualify me?


Should I even bother applying to a department again?


A response from someone in the background/recruiting field is highly appreciated. Thanks



Sooo, did you learn anything from it?   According to the Federal Government, Marijuana is still ILLEGAL!  The prohibition of Marijuana started in the 1850's and by the 1930's has been completely illegal so during your lifetime it has NEVER been legal. . . . .yet YOU CHOSE to violate the law.  Now, because you didn't "feel the high", you consider yourself clean.  Interesting how people sanctify their actions knowing full well that what they were doing was illegal.


As for you question.  While I was never a background investigator for my department, I do not believe there is a all knowing web site that keeps tabs on how people perform on their polygraphs.  However, if you volunteer the information that, "Yes, on my last background they polygraphed me and there was a glitch". . . . . .then they may learn of it and look further into it.  Depends on their questions and how you answer them.


I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I expect the same from them.

John Bernard Books, from "The Shootist"

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I will not sugar coat my response. You are a liar. I have conducted some background investigations. Actually we don't want nor need people like you. Yes, departments share information. We watch out for one another. Sorry to be so blunt.

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To the o.p. who looks as though he has vacated already.Do you perchance have any inkling how many wannabees come on this site with a similar story?Well it wasnt really grass,I just pretended to smoke it.We even had a pretend president who stated."I didn't inhale"Evidently many individuals believe leos are ignorant and/or gullible.