Many people tend to ask questions before they actually decide to go for polygraph testing. As it were, this is a good gesture as it ensures that one understands what this is all about. The fact that we are a private investigator company that has been in service for decades, it is our priority to ensure that our customers are satisfied with our services.
In this case, lets us take a look at some of the frequently asked questions our private investigators are always ready to provide answers to.
- Who is eligible for polygraph testing?
In our daily operations, we have discovered that there are mainly three departments of society that utilize lie detector machines. This is done for a number of reasons and objectives.
- The Private Sector – These include families, employers, individuals and therapists. To them, polygraph testing is very important as it enables them to authenticate statements and obtain truth on various issues like drug use, sex offences, infidelity, theft, addictions and other forms of criminal activities.
- The legal society – Law enforcement organizations and attorneys have been known to use lie detector tests to obtain information during investigation. Since we fall into this category, when conducting our investigation, we make use of the polygraph tests to establish truth in our customers’ cases, authenticate our clients’ honesty in relation to a plea conciliation, to help in the general control and authentication of statements from witnesses.
- Federal agencies, Law enforcement, military and the government – The police, government agencies and other departments including that of Defense use polygraph examinations to screen applicants, investigate criminal acts as well as matters appertaining to national security.
- What does a typical polygraph test involve and what is the limit to the number of questions?
There are various rules that govern the use of polygraph testing basing the state. To be precise, a typical lie detector test is divided into three major categories- the pre-test, the actual polygraph examination and the post-test phase which includes data analysis. During the pre-test, our private investigator will be required to complete the necessary paperwork. He or she will also be required to discuss with the subject about the impending polygraph interview. It is at this point that, you as the examinee and the examiner will familiarize with the test questions, the procedure and the equipment to be used.
This will pave way to the actual polygraph test where the examiner will be required to conduct and gather several polygraph charts (digital). Besides, the examiner will be required to analyze the charts and give a verdict on the honesty of the examinee and provide results accompanied by an official report on the same.
Because of the lie detector regulations and the time limit for the pressure cuffs, the examiner is required to strictly observe an up to 4 control test question limit which may be determined by the client for specific polygraph examinations. This therefore means that we ensure that we work closely with you for better results.