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Policies of the Personnel Department
The additions to this policy are bolded, and the deletions are stricken.
b. Use of a Mandatory Pre-Employment Polygraph in the Background Investigation for Police Specialist and Police Officer
A mandatory pre-employment polygraph examination will be administered in the background investigation of all Police Specialist and Police Officer candidates.
The mandatory polygraph examination will be administered for the purpose of addressing critical background issues in the evaluation of the candidate's past conduct to ensure that the candidate meets the Background Standards as set forth by the Board of Civil Service Commissioners.
The polygraph examination shall be conducted by a qualified polygraph operator of the Los Angeles Police Department, using standard equipment and accepted techniques. Each polygraph examination shall be tape recorded in its entirety, including the pre-test, in-test, and post-test phases of the examination.
If during the initial polygraph examination, deception is indicated by the candidate in any of the predetermined areas of concern, an additional polygraph examination will be administered which focuses on that particular area(s) of concern.
A candidate shall be considered for disqualification on the basis of the results of the polygraph examination if the candidate's polygraph examination results were either deceptive, or inconclusive due to the use of countermeasures, or the candidate failed to cooperate during the course of the examination.
b. c. Use of the Specific Polygraph in the Background Investigation of Firefighter, Police Specialist and Police Officer
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