Halifax Scraps Polygraph Screening of Police Applicants

On Tuesday, 8 February 2022, the regional council of Halifax, the largest municipality of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, voted to end polygraph screening of applicants for employment with the Halifax Regional Police as of 30 September 2022. See Zane Woodford’s reporting for the Halifax Examiner and Jen Taplin’s reporting for the Chronicle Herald.

The Halifax Regional Council’s decision to eliminate polygraph screening is a wise one that should be emulated by other North American municipalities.

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