30 to 50 Percent of Phoenix Police Department Recruits Fail Polygraph

Kevin Johnson of USA Today writes in an article entitled, “Police struggle to find next generation”:

Phoenix recruiting officer Ron Meraz estimates that 30% to 50% of recruits in that city fail the polygraph test. ”I think there are some people who think they can actually beat the background check,” city personnel analyst Adele Luffey says. ”It’s amazing sometimes.” (emphasis added)

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