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    I know this question has most likely been raised before, but do agencies share background,polygraph, psych results with eachother, or is an individual protected by "confidentiality" like say in the corporate world. (if there is such a thing)

    Nothing to hide about my background, but let's say if a polygraph came up "inconclusive" could that be shared with the rest of the world, despite the next agency conducting their own?

    Thanks......

  • #2
    Originally posted by cb1776 View Post
    ...or is an individual protected by "confidentiality" like say in the corporate world. (if there is such a thing)
    Doesn't work like that in LE. Your information would be kept private from public disclosure, and is considered "law enforcement sensitive", so there is no problem with LE agencies sharing or reviewing your information elsewhere. LE agencies can, and do, share agencies among applicants who apply to multiple agencies. You, as the applicant, should be sure to do two things: 1) be honest about everything (because they can find out if your giving two agencies different responses to your background questionnaires), and 2) if asked, tell each agency where else you've applied (so that when they run checks and find out you're applying elseswhere, it doesn't look like you're hiding something).
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    • #3
      couldn't agree more kimble...

      One has to keep in mind that even though one agency might DQ you for your poly being "inconclusive" the other might not. All agencies have different standards.. or so I've been told.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Kimble View Post
        Doesn't work like that in LE. Your information would be kept private from public disclosure, and is considered "law enforcement sensitive", so there is no problem with LE agencies sharing or reviewing your information elsewhere. LE agencies can, and do, share agencies among applicants who apply to multiple agencies. You, as the applicant, should be sure to do two things: 1) be honest about everything (because they can find out if your giving two agencies different responses to your background questionnaires), and 2) if asked, tell each agency where else you've applied (so that when they run checks and find out you're applying elseswhere, it doesn't look like you're hiding something).
        X-2.There's your answer.

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        • #5
          Every agency I know of has a place on the application asking where you have applied before and what the status of that application is/was......

          And yes, they will call....

          And yes, it will be verified by a poly or CVSA.....

          If you get caught lying to one, rest assured, you will be blackballed by other agencies when they find out.....

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          • #6
            You signed a release for us to do a background. I fax it to another agency and they tell me what I want to know.

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            • #7
              Varies from agencies to agencies

              It's a little more technical than that. In California there is a tracking system called Nemysis. When an agencie conducts a "full" background check on you....NCIC, FBI, CLETS, and other systems I'm not aware of, each agency requesting the background check must submit their agency number or account number.

              So for example if you applied at LAPD, Santa Ana PD, and Costa Mesa P.D., and all three conducted a full background check on you. Your Nemysis printout would show three agencie: LAPD #9876, Santa Ana PD. #4675 and Costa Mesa P.D. # 5987 (numbers made up).

              It's very similar to a credit check or Expedia printout. If you've applied for a loan or were applying for credit, on the bottom, it will show which company had an inquiry on you......ex. Toyota of Orange, Lexus of Irvine, and Mercedes benz of H.B., all inquired into your credit report......

              Now comes the question on all background applications. Have you applied with any other law enforcement agencies? List them. If you ommit or forget to list any one of them in C.A., and the background inv. requests a Nemysis printout on you and it shows other agencies on the list that you did not divulged then you have "lied" and are automatically DQ'd.

              The best policy to pass a background investigation is to be honest and let the dice roll. "Craps or Cha Ching."

              In regards to agencies sharing information, I have known BI whom personally call one another and talk on the phone and share information. And for some with the "release of waiver" letter, have been known to go through another agencies BI packet with a fine comb looking for discrepancy. Why do they do that? Because that is their job........Their job is to find the right candidate and if they DQ you, they've done their job. If they can't find a reason to DQ you and you get hired, they too, have also done their job.
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              • #8
                Fact not a reply.. The BI can get any piece of information they want pertaining to you. For an example the BI can run your credit and learn about what jobs you have held in the past. From experience be honest, Listen to these guys on here they will not sell you short.

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                • #9
                  Just to add to what the others have said

                  Yes, your personal history information, background investigation results, poly, psych, medical, etc., are confidential and may not be released without your consent or a court order. However, a couple of things come into play.

                  When you apply for a job with a law enforcement agency, you are fingerprinted as part of the application process. This fingerprint entry shows up on your rap sheet as an "Applicant" entry. Rap sheets are available to other law enforcement agencies without your consent. So, any agency you apply with can easily find out where you previously applied.

                  When you apply for a job with a new law enforcement agency, you will sign a waiver granting them access to any records that have a bearing on your suitability for the position in question. This includes prior applications, background investigation results, polys, psychs, medicals, etc., which will then be shared with the new agency. So, while prior information is confidential, you will be consenting to it's release as a condition of your background.

                  FWIW, just because you failed any portion of the process with one agency is not an automatic DQ with the next agency. Each department has its own standards and guidelines for DQ, which can vary from agency to agency. In addition, DQs need to be based on the current agency's independent investigation, examination or findings and not that of another agency which may be flawed or in error.
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