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Discuss non-polygraph related aspects of local, county, and state law enforcement hiring processes here. Discuss testing procedures, interview questions, disqualification criteria, background investigations, life on the beat, etc.
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Kansas Hiring Processes
These are the three hiring processes that I am familiar with but these can also be seen on the appropriate web-sites.
KANSAS HIGHWAY PATROL: The first process is the application.  You will then g...

Started May 11th, 2001 at 2:39pm by Nate
2 7333 Last Post May 15th, 2001 at 7:21pm
By: Nate
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I've gotten TWO inconclusive results!!  What now?
I've passed everything else and this is potentially the only thing holding me back.  Will it?  I shudder to think of another exam in my future...

Started Jun 8th, 2001 at 9:36pm by State Police Applicant (Guest)
1 2218 Last Post Jun 27th, 2001 at 3:44am
By: disapointed mom (Guest)
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Fear and the Polygraph
???  My question is in regards to fear and its role in the polygraph examination.  If I were able to control my fear would that prevent the detection of deception?

Started Aug 14th, 2001 at 9:21pm by CalifMike (Guest)
8 6726 Last Post Aug 20th, 2001 at 8:41pm
By: Cheyenne War Horse
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Standard Pre-Employment Questions
What are your thoughts on the identification of the "control" questions in the standard police pre-employment polygraph examination.  The following is a list of standard pre-employment questions that ...

Started Aug 17th, 2001 at 7:19pm by CalifMike (Guest)
8 9185 Last Post Aug 24th, 2001 at 9:02pm
By: G Scalabr
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Info needed on Arizona Polygraph Examiners
As a veteran staff member of the Arizona Department of Corrections, I am seeking information related to the Polygraph examiners assigned to our Professional Standards Bureau. I currently have subordin...

Started Sep 3rd, 2001 at 6:02pm by FCSenior
0 2657 Last Post Sep 3rd, 2001 at 9:02pm
By: FCSenior
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CSVA-Tesing
Computer Stress Voice Analysis.  How does this system work and is it comparable to a poly test?  I will have to take one.  I have tried marajuana in the past (high school) and will freely admit that. ...

Started Oct 24th, 2001 at 11:30pm by Coup5
2 2310 Last Post Oct 25th, 2001 at 10:25am
By: G Scalabr
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voice stress test?
Just got word I had failed my polygraph with a given LEO agency, and will NOT be given the opportunity for a re-test, even after the Captain himself assured me that would happen.  Of course, I had NOT...

Started Nov 13th, 2001 at 7:09pm by DeputyDawg
1 5001 Last Post Nov 18th, 2001 at 5:35am
By: G Scalabr
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Control Question
I took a polygraph today for my local LE dept. I was scared to death about this test because I know that you can tell the truth and fail. I have spent the last nine months in the academy and over $250...

Started Nov 21st, 2001 at 4:24am by determined
3 2473 Last Post Nov 25th, 2001 at 4:36am
By: G Scalabr
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SFPD and the ploygraph
Anyone have an answer for this:  I was looking on the San Fransisco PD recruitment site, and it very clearly enumerates and spells out the procedure and process for application - but it VERY CLEARLY O...

Started Nov 29th, 2001 at 1:32am by DeputyDawg
1 3810 Last Post Nov 30th, 2001 at 5:57am
By: Fred F.
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PD Application Process
I recently went through the application process of [a mid-sized police department in South Florida] and was very much looking forward to the possibility of employment, until I participated in their po...

Started Dec 2nd, 2001 at 7:23am by CU4Life (Guest)
2 2008 Last Post Dec 2nd, 2001 at 12:43pm
By: G Scalabr
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Psychological exam
Hello all, now we know that the polygraph is used for things such as weeding out applicants that are qualified, but the department is not able to hire many individuals and it's basically a way for bur...

Started Dec 5th, 2001 at 2:51pm by therock
3 9934 Last Post Dec 8th, 2001 at 5:37am
By: Fred F.
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Drug usage questions
Different agancies have different "standards" for what is acceptable and what is cause for rejection...again, dealing with the SFPD, they seem quite liberal by comparison, implying certain drug use is...

Started Dec 8th, 2001 at 8:31am by DeputyDawg
1 2939 Last Post Dec 10th, 2001 at 1:34am
By: Fred F.
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big question
I recently applied for a major city police department.  I was ranked #2 and was set up to take my polygraph.  I went to the captain and asked to talk to him in confidence.  I told him that 3 years ago...

Started Apr 9th, 2001 at 4:49pm by Edward (Guest)
12 4255 Last Post Dec 31st, 2001 at 7:07pm
By: Administrator
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Question about application process with Oakland PD
I'm currently in the process of applying for OPD. I've been told by several LE people that usually they do not like to hire people below the age of 24 due to lack of "life experience". Do you know if ...

Started Feb 5th, 2002 at 7:46am by alwazracin
1 1372 Last Post Feb 5th, 2002 at 5:02pm
By: therock
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Anyone have info on Central Coast Polygraph?
Hi,
I will be taking a polygraph soon at Central Coast Polygraph in Oakland. I know that they have three locations and this is only one of them. Does anyone have any information about this compa...

Started Feb 25th, 2002 at 9:23pm by alwazracin
0 1071 Last Post Feb 26th, 2002 at 12:23am
By: alwazracin
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Great place to go!!!!!!!!
If anybody out there needs help with hiring process, other than the poly, check out http://www.PoliceTestHelp.com/ .  This site is great, there are two cops that answer all of your questions, not to ...

Started Feb 23rd, 2002 at 10:25am by cooper
2 1658 Last Post Feb 26th, 2002 at 7:59pm
By: cooper
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The Movement of Information...?
Some simple questions:
Say I test at a local PD, and get disqualified from their testing process because of a failed polygraph.
Now say I am testing at another agency and taking another pol...

Started Feb 25th, 2002 at 12:41am by MissionPoly-ban
3 1607 Last Post Feb 26th, 2002 at 10:00pm
By: Taz23 (Guest)
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Whistleblowing
If I were to leak informationt to the news media of ethical concerns I have from within my department, can my employer conduct a polygraph dragnet?  I intend to alert the media  about issues of grant ...

Started Mar 14th, 2002 at 12:53pm by k9danny
1 1515 Last Post Mar 14th, 2002 at 4:34pm
By: George W. Maschke
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Warning to People Applying to Multiple Departments
This may just be a repeat, but since It has happened to me I felt I should warn others as well.
When taking a polygraph, I signed several confidentiality forms and was told (lied to) by the polyg...

Started Mar 8th, 2002 at 12:09am by Liar-Liar (Guest)
4 20317 Last Post Mar 15th, 2002 at 5:55am
By: Fred F.
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LAPD....Males forget it
LAPD....are you trying to be an lapd police officer, and you are either a hispanic or white male, or even a black male? FORGET IT. Right now, the only way you can get in is by being a black or asian f...

Started Mar 27th, 2002 at 6:33pm by Mario (Guest)
3 2508 Last Post Mar 29th, 2002 at 2:22am
By: Fred F.
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