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Philadelphia Police Department to Re-Institute Pre-Employment Polygraph Screening

WTFX Fox 29 Philadelphia┬áreports that beginning this spring, Philadelphia Police Department applicants will be subjected to polygraph screening: In the past two years we’ve seen a lot of Philadelphia police officers fired and criminally charged for cases of theft, assault, and drug dealer shake-downs. So now, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is turning to an …

“Police Applicants No Longer Face Lie-Detector Tests”

Thomas J. Gibbons, Jr., reports for the Philadelphia Inquirer. Excerpt: In a major policy shift, candidates for the Philadelphia Police Department will no longer have to pass a lie-detector test to be accepted to the force, according to a directive from Police Commissioner Sylvester M. Johnson. The order takes effect immediately, affecting a new list …

“Police Drop Polygraph as Hiring Tool”

Gloria Campisi reports for the Philadelphia Daily News. Excerpt: The Philadelphia Police Department is scrapping the polygraph test as a hiring tool. Police Commissioner Sylvester Johnson said yesterday more intensive background checks would replace the lie detector test, which has been in use here for more than 20 years. The action was hailed by a …

“Polygraph Says DiCicco Told Truth”

Mark McDonald reports for the Philadelphia Daily News. Excerpt: AFTER AN inconclusive result on his first lie-detector test of the day, City Councilman Frank DiCicco late last night passed a second test, giving weight to his allegation that colleague Rick Mariano made an ethnic slur against Irish-Americans. Mariano, refusing to submit to a polygraph himself, …

“Philadelphia Councilman Takes Second Polygraph Test”

WPVI.com provides an Associated Press report on Philadelphia Councilman Frank DiCicco’s polygraph examination as well as a RealPlayer video file with reporter Dann Cuellar’s news story. Excerpt from the Associated Press report: PHILADELPHIA – February 19, 2002 – Maybe Frank DiCicco should start raising campaign funds on ABC’s “The Chair.” DiCicco, a Philadelphia councilman, seems …