Some agencies use the polygraph in different ways
#2 Background Investigative processes vary greatly from agency to agency----
#3 You can"what if " and "why didn't" all you want but the fact is everything we say is subject to the processes that are in effect for whatever agency the poster is applying to. We give general answers based on our experience and agencies.
#4 There are a lot of people who have been hired at various agencies that don't belong in the profession. They usually end up making the news at some point in their careers when the agency hires them against commonly accepted practices.
#5 Some places actually send everyone through every step no matter what.............THEN the reports are sent to a decision maker rather than DQ steps at each station
#6 This guy has a host of problems that have nothing to do with his polygraph....except they might be the cause of the failures
FINALLY ---- I am one of the people who actually believe in the polygraph process. A proper examiner using proper techniques will probably NOT set someone up for failure. There is a reason for that. Most agencies allow for retests or "2nd chances" and / or have a review /appeals process as a just in case
But most of all I believe is someone fails a polygraph MULTIPLE times----"Houston, We have a problem"[/QUOTE]
Thank you Iowa..
With all that being said. I applied for a few agencies over 9 years ago, but I think my job loss and bankruptcy was too recent and I was non selected. I was never subjected to a polygraph, the agencies I applied at never required them as part of the process. I have nothing to hide, but I am just nervous because I have never taken one. I did make it through the background at one agency and to the final interview. I failed one physical, and wasn't invited to test at a couple others as they hired laterals from other agencies with several years experience.
What do you think of my personal background that I listed above? Has enough time elapsed from my short comings to be a viable candidate for an agency now>?