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Reply #15 - Dec 8th, 2001 at 5:30am
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Most recently, I was asked to take a second polygraph “exam” apparently to dispel any lingering doubts the City might have about me.  Not wanting to be a false positive for a second time, I employed countermeasures to ensure my passing.  I followed the behavioral countermeasures described in “The Lie Behind the Lie Detector,” and the cardio/breathing countermeasures described by Doug Williams.  They worked exactly as advertised and I passed without any problems.


AMM,

CONGRATULATIONS !!!

Glad to see that you were successful in your endeavor. Lets just hope that the rest of your pre-employment  process goes smoothly and they don't try to haunt you with the earlier "False Positive".

A couple of questions for you, did the second polygrapher give you any problems in relation to the first test or was it a mute issue?

Did you have a post test "interrogation"?


Good Luck with the rest of your processing


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Reply #16 - Dec 8th, 2001 at 8:24pm
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Fred:

Thanks for the congrats.  It's been a while, hasn't it?

As for your questions:

Amazingly, my second examiner (a polygrapher working under the LAPD/USIS contract) didn't really seem to care about my first exam.  We talked about what appeared to be areas of concern, but he was extremely professional.  I must say his demeanor made me suspect, but the experience was completely different from my first.

Following the "in-test" phase I was mentally preparing myself for an interrogation, but it never came!  It's possible that I produced charts so "truthful" that he didn't feel the need.  I will send you  a copy of an email I sent to George that goes into a little more detail.  

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Reply #17 - Dec 26th, 2001 at 12:48am
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Certainly I have given former American Polygraphers Association President Don Weinstein every opportunity to back up his gratuitous assertions in this thread with facts. Since he is either unable or unwilling to do so, I think it's safe to say he cannot, and thus his post may be dismissed as yet another childish attack from the pro-polygraph community.

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Reply #18 - Dec 29th, 2001 at 11:17am
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Roll Eyes All I got to say is this jack-ass who is so pro-polygraph is probably Fat short and bald and takes it in the shitter. People who belong to associations to test people that lie have no life. Most of them need to get a life!  Tongue
  
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Reply #19 - Feb 15th, 2002 at 2:08am
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Has there been any update on LAPD's Polygraph?
  
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Reply #20 - Feb 15th, 2002 at 8:45am
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The changes to the Civil Service Commission rules discussed above were adopted by the Commission (apparently without comment) on 6 December 2001. You'll find this noted in the minutes for that meeting:

http://www.lacity.org/per/011206.pdf

  

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Reply #21 - Feb 15th, 2002 at 4:03pm
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The two working days immediately following a candidate’s interview, physical abilities test, or performance test, or pre-employment polygraph test shall be designated as a review period during which the candidate may submit a protest against the conduct of his/her test or the competency of the raters…

Two days to file a complaint, ok....

Unsupported claims of misconduct and all claims against the judgment of the raters in assigning scores for essay, interview, physical abilities, or performance, or preemployment polygraph tests shall not be grounds for a protest under Sec 4.20, 4.22 or 4.23…

It would appear that they have an air-tight 'out', as any claims of polygraph interrogator misconduct, or the fallibity of the testing instrument, may be summarily dismissed as 'unsupported'.
  

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Reply #22 - Feb 15th, 2002 at 4:24pm
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beech trees wrote on Feb 15th, 2002 at 4:03pm:
It would appear that they have an air-tight 'out', as any claims of polygraph interrogator misconduct, or the fallibity of the testing instrument, may be summarily dismissed as 'unsupported'.


Bada bing, bada boom.
  

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Reply #23 - Jul 7th, 2005 at 2:50am
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What ever happened to that guy who was the head of the Polygraph Dept. for LAPD who was accused of changing the results of peoples tests and failing people who passed and passing people who failed. Could this bum still have a job? Wouldn't this be a great news story for the Press or electronic media?
  
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Reply #24 - Jul 8th, 2005 at 1:43pm
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It certainly would be interesting.  This thread confirms my suspicions that the poly is a 'weed out tool' used to cut back on the number of applicants.  All the more reason to use every countermeasure and come in under the radar. 

The threat of the polygraph when you walk in to your written test causes many to fess to using drugs, etc., that would otherwise not show up on a drug test, thereby forcing applicants to weed themselves out. 

More and more, I realize that the so-called lie detector is really a russian-roulette game to weed out applicants and intimidating them into incriminating themselves.  Fair employment hiring practices indeed!!
  
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Reply #25 - Apr 18th, 2007 at 6:57pm
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What was the result from this meeting? Can you still fail a polygraph and be hired with LAPD?.......... I have heard of two cases now that a applicant has failed there plygraph, but has still been hired.
  
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Reply #26 - Apr 24th, 2007 at 1:22pm
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gorgikla22 wrote on Apr 18th, 2007 at 6:57pm:
What was the result from this meeting? Can you still fail a polygraph and be hired with LAPD?.......... I have heard of two cases now that a applicant has failed there plygraph, but has still been hired.


My understanding is that while applicants are required to pass the polygraph in order to be hired, failing the polygraph does not result in a permanent bar to LAPD employment (as it had once done). I believe that those who fail the LAPD polygraph may re-apply after one year.
  

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Reply #27 - Aug 16th, 2007 at 11:16pm
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Mr. Maschke, First and foremost, so there is no confusion, I am pro-polygraph, a long term member of the American Polygraph Association, it;s past President and now Chairman of the Board.  I have often read your comments on your web site and simply passed them off, which now in retospect was probably a mistake on my part.  You have rountinely mislead people about the polygraph and the time for it to stop has come.  You certainly have the right to state your beliefs, and I will defend to the death, your right to state them....but I think it only fair that what you say should at the very least be truthful.  When you purposely mislead people, I think you have gone too far.  If you want to have any credibility at all, then tell the truth.  I am of course referring to your statement that was posted on 21 Nov where you use your web site headline to proclaim "LAPD Dropping Requirement to Pass Polygraph".  I read your page numerous times and no such statement is there.  Granted you state that "it appears...." giving yourself some "wiggle room", but your statement is patently false.  First, no where in the statement does it say that such a requirement is being considered......to even think so would be ludicrous.  In the portions to which I presume you are referring, the comment is made that "unsupported claims of misconduct.....shall not be the grounds for a protest....". Mr. Maschke, nowhere in that statement could it possibly be inferred that a requirement to pass a polygraph is being dropped.  To double check,  I telephoned LAPD and they assured me that no such provision is being consiodered.  What this comes down to is that your statemernt is false, you know it is false, and all you are trying to do is to bait someone to believe what you are syaing is the truth and that your comments wil somehow undermine the profession of polygraph.  I doubt seriously if you will permit this posting to be shown to your readers, but nonetheless, I have had my say and you and those who blindly follow your lead know that what you have said is a lie .




Sir,  the deletion of the requirement that a polygraph be passed is in effect, a recision of that requirement.  George has not lied.
  
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Reply #28 - Nov 10th, 2011 at 1:54pm
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It's all bull****, it's ridiculous that they even base anything off of the poly. I've passed some, and failed others on the exact same questions. It's pretty much up to the person giving the exam whether you pass or fail, don't think too much of it.
  
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