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U.S. Secret Service Polygraph Branch Challenge Coin
Aug 22nd, 2018 at 8:43am
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A U.S. Secret Service Polygraph Branch "challenge coin" has recently appeared for sale on eBay, and AntiPolygraph.org has obtained a specimen:



On one face appears the text "U.S.S.S. POLYGRAPH BRANCH" above the U.S. Secret Service logo. Beneath it appears the mock Latin phrase, "JUSTICA PER VERUM." It would seem that "Justice through truth" is intended. Although I'm not a Latin scholar, I believe that in actual Latin, "Iustitia ex veritate" is closer to what was intended. Comments welcome.

On the opposite face appears the legend "LET THE MIND GAMES BEGIN" under which appears a winged flaming skull with red eyes. How appropriate.

The skull emblem seems to be a cultural reference; if anyone recognizes it for sure, I'd be interested to know. A Google image search indicates that the winged skull emblem -- though typically not flaming -- is popular with some owners of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. A winged skull is also the emblem of the Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club.

Finally, at the bottom of the coin, the cryptic word "RUNDI" appears. It's not hard to decipher. It means, "Are you NDI?" This latter abbreviation is short for "no deception indicated," which is polygrapher jargon for "passing" or "truthful." I suppose, in a pinch, U.S.S.S. polygraph operators can flip their challenge coins to make the call.
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