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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RESULTS?
May 31st, 2002 at 1:15am
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Does anyone know the standard time to get poly results from a P.D.?  I took the test 10 days ago and still nothing.  Believe it or not, the guy that did my test was VERY cool.  I stll kept my guard up.  All the questions I answered were "no" questions and not very invasive.  My heart was POUNDING the whole time, but he said as long as it didn't change while going through the questions 2 times, it was fine.  At the end he said "you souldn't have any problems", and "good luck throught the rest of the procedure"..  Now, why has it taken this long and no word from the P.D.?  Do they have someone else look at the results?  Do the view it with a microscope, pick it apart?  Any info would really help

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Re: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RESULTS?
Reply #1 - May 31st, 2002 at 5:26am
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It sounds like to me you did fine. Usually if there are any problems they will conduct a post test interview. They will ask you questions like do you have anything you want to get off your chest or on this question what were you thinking. In addition the comment "good luck... and you shouldn't have any problems..." is a very good sign. Sometimes if you have problems they will come right out and tell you that you failed. They can even get mean. Perhaps they are continuing with their process or just waiting to set up the interview date so all applicants can be processed together. It also depends on the size of the PD. Large cities take longer to do things. I live in a small town @100,000 and the whole process took about six months. Have they finished your background? They could be working on it. Just have patience, it sounds like your golden
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 17th, 2016 at 1:51pm
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I just took my polygraph & im confused on whether or not I passed. I swear my heart rate went up as soon as the guy opened his mouth for each question, but I was being honest.

Afterwards, he didn't ask any further questions but said he couldn't tell me if I passed or failed. He said that the new batch of officers start in about a week so I should hear something back sometime before. & that he still has to grade my charts. Don't they know right away if you passed or failed? He also said that no news is good news. Idk, he would say something to make me think I passed but then would say something else making it seem like I may have failed?

What usually happens immediately after a polygraph if you failed? Do they ask more questions? & if they need to print & grade/score your charts, is that a bad sign?
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 17th, 2016 at 7:41pm
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I think you are okay. Let us know what happens.
  
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Here it can take up to a month to get polygraph results. The whole process (from time of application to date of hire) can take up to 1.5 years. Plus another 6 months in the academy. It took a lot of people 2 years from the time they applied to actually going out on patrol.
  
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Reply #5 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 4:29pm
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Don't they know right away if you passed or failed? He also said that no news is good news.


I think that this sentence just about says it all, when it comes to sweating out the results of a BI and a hiring decision! Wink
  

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Reply #6 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 4:33pm
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DEPUTY BEAR wrote on May 31st, 2002 at 5:26am:
Have they finished your background? They could be working on it. Just have patience, it sounds like your golden


Yes, at least in the case of the feds, it's that BI which is often the most time-consuming and agonizing phase of the lengthy application process! Cool
  

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Re: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET RESULTS?
Reply #7 - Mar 6th, 2017 at 4:50pm
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Ex Member wrote on Jan 17th, 2016 at 7:41pm:
Thingone,

I think you are okay. Let us know what happens.


I would concur with that assessment.  It's the BI that's the critical phase of the process! Cool
  

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