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Let others know exactly what went on during your polygraph or CVSA interrogation. Feel free to include agency names, polygraph questions, etc.
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(CBP/BP) Failure Rate
I'm part of the majority that failed a CBP/BP polygraph examination.  The standard story that others have experienced applies here, with the exception that my examiner took a cold and calculated appro...

Started Oct 22nd, 2021 at 4:32pm by Flabbergasted (Guest)
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Failed my first polygraph
Went in today for my polygraph. I was relatively calm and relaxed, which was a miracle, given how I've been stressing about this a very long time.
Got in there, and it was exactly like what I've...

Started Mar 24th, 2021 at 1:57am by TossedByWaves75
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Long ordeal
My job requires polygraphs, so I had to get one again. This is only a small portion of what happened.
They requested that I bring a copy of my Sf86 as well as a list of all foreign contacts, tra...

Started Nov 1st, 2020 at 2:52am by 0utraged
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I passed my polygraph, but failed my background. ANY ADVICE??
Any ADVISE???
I had a question regarding the polygraph. So before the polygraph, I was asked numerous questions that are in the PHS packet, but I also realized that most of the questions that I w...

Started Mar 5th, 2020 at 5:46pm by Christopher Jonesey
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Passed with flying colors thank to tlbtld
I read the relevant chapters. Watched some youtubes. Practiced countermeasures. But i think most important i didnt give ANY admissions even not the slightest one.  my impression is that examiners know...

Started Oct 6th, 2019 at 5:19pm by 60cent (Guest)
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Failed Poly
Iím a 45 year male with no law enforcement experience. I decided on a career change after 20 years in management at my current job. So I took the test for local PD in California. I passed the written ...

Started Sep 17th, 2019 at 5:00am by Justanotherguy (Guest)
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My Poly Experience
First off, I would like to say Thank you to the people who run this site and an incredible amount of gratitude to Mr. Maschke and Mr. Scalabrini for "The Lie Behind the Lie Detector". Without combing ...

Started Mar 18th, 2017 at 8:58pm by anastasia1987
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Interrogation Tactics in Polygraph Examination
Polygraph seems to be a tool to discriminate against applicants they cannot otherwise flush out of good government jobs. Investigators will lie about the process to get any inconsistent or conflicting...

Started Feb 12th, 2017 at 11:37am by CS (Guest)
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Don't know how I did on my first polygraph but I think good?
So I had my first polygraph today and the examiner was very nice. I was obviously very nervous so my heart was pounding the whole time. He basically just asked two sets of 5-10 questions, and the firs...

Started Nov 30th, 2016 at 1:18am by Tim (Guest)
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Questions about control question. Need clarification !
Hello all. I am a new member but not new to this site . After much concern about failing a poly while telling the truth , I found myself on this site. I am no saint but I'm not some gang banger runnin...

Started Nov 22nd, 2016 at 2:46am by Alexxx13
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Thank You for the guide
I thought I would share my experience from some years ago.  I was absolutely dreading the polygraph.  I was hoping they would forget about me when the time came.  Unfortunately for them I found this s...

Started Aug 4th, 2016 at 10:06am by smackchaw112
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What does this mean?
I recently had my poly for my CJO and the person giving the test said I fell within the parameters (obviously I was telling the truth) but may hear from headquarters about having to retake it. I was n...

Started May 4th, 2016 at 8:53pm by private (Guest)
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Re: I failed my polygraph and I am debating suicide.
I have just sent you a private message.

Started Jun 26th, 2015 at 9:46am by George W. Maschke
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Rite of passage
I have an upcoming polygraph for a clerical position for a municipality. Of course I'm nervous about it, but I sort of question it's weight in the hiring process. I mean, I applied and was selected to...

Started Jul 19th, 2014 at 9:54pm by McCaverty
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Question about nsa polygraph
took nsa poly 1 month ago. didnt pass, but havent done anything. have 2nd poly in 1 week. not going to use any cms. has anyone here failed 1st nsa poly but passed 2nd or 3rd poly?

Started Jun 28th, 2014 at 2:03am by NSA Applicant (Guest)
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multiple false negatives despite telling the truth
I have had horrible experiences with the polygraph despite telling the truth and I have no idea as to why I get the results back that I do. I have applied to multiple LE Agencies and have taken multip...

Started Mar 25th, 2014 at 9:03pm by Jaymancool (Guest)
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My experience, and how I can no longer take a polygraph.
I was recently laid off from my job, and have been collecting unemployment for longer than I'd like. Recently some friends have pressured me to work for local government. Unfortunately all the jobs I ...

Started Apr 5th, 2013 at 5:04am by JimPolygraphPhobia (Guest)
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Recent CVSA
Completed a law enforcement administered CVSA in AZ recently. Just noting a few of the procedures.
Relevant and control questions were explained by the examiner but not quite as we understand the...

Started Jan 13th, 2013 at 2:58pm by RoamingBack
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