Norfolk Police like many others before them are creating a polygraph department for the management of sex offenders in the community, we now have many Government examiners working throughout the UK, the advert from the Norfolk Police Force page is below.
Polygraph Officer x 3
Norwich or Swaffham
Full Time (37 hours) – Permanent
Band E: £26,802 – £30,483 per annum
Friday, 26 October 2018 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: C322 on application form
Applications are invited for the above post in the Public Protection Unit within the Norfolk Safeguarding and Investigations Command at Norwich or Swaffham.
The successful applicant will conduct Polygraph tests, primarily on Registered Sex Offenders (RSO) to identify previously unknown information or suspected information about a RSO in relation to the risk they pose to members of the community and enable a risk assessment, prioritisation and recommendation to be made on risk level and management of offenders, linking to the Active Risk Management System (ARMS). Over time other subjects requiring risk assessment will be added to the program where polygraph is assessed as a useful tool to manage risk.
It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:
PIP2 accreditation and MOSOVO trained or willingness to undertake the necessary training to attain this
American Polygraph Association accreditation via approved course or willingness to undertake the necessary course to attain this
Good understanding of Public Protection crime types, especially sex offenders and those that exploit the vulnerable
Demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals at all levels, remaining clam, clear and objective in difficult circumstances
Excellent time management skills and the ability to work on own initiative to prioritise workloads and make decisions
Experience of working in unpleasant or difficult circumstances and with ability to cope with distressing information
Excellent communication skills are required along with the ability to work effectively as part of a small team
Good ICT skills are a necessity for this post which would encompass application of national systems (ViSOR)
The post holder will be required to travel as part of their duty (and transport secure equipment) therefore a full UK driving licence is essential
Ability to undertake low risk safety training due to the requirement to visit RSOs outside of police premises
It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:
An understanding of law and procedures relating to the Sex Offenders Act, PACE, and other Acts that relate to the management of RSO’s, Potentially Dangerous Persons and other Violent Offenders in the Community
Ability to undertake risk assessments of situations and people
Previous experience of interviewing and investigation
Hours of work are 37 per week Monday to Friday, however the job-holder may be requested to work some unsocial hours including evenings and weekends. This post is offered on a permanent basis.
Due to the training investment necessary for this job, the jobholder will be restricted from moving/applying for other posts internally within three years of taking up this role, or will otherwise be responsible for repaying all or part of the initial training costs incurred on the basis as stipulated below. If the job-holder terminates their employment to take up new employment outside of the Constabulary (*) they will likewise be responsible for repaying all or part of the initial training costs incurred as stipulated below. (*) Note that personal circumstances will be taken into account.
Within one year of taking up the role: full cost incurred of the initial training provided
Within two years’ of taking up the role: 50% of the cost incurred of the initial training provided
Within three years’ of taking up the role: 25% of the cost incurred of the initial training provided
Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on either a part time or job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.
The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.Read More
Kyle Sandilands claims he has been rehired 10 years after controversial lie detector test that went oh so wrong on live TV. Violating all protocol by doing a live test on a 14 year old girl back in 2009, apparently all is forgotten? One would think the integrity of someone that would perform such an act would be considered, but reality TV seems to do anything for money today.
Claiming his new show will be called “Trial by Kyle”, he says it features him in a reality TV show with him as a ‘Judge’ that will preside over celebrity feuds…and other such hogwash.
Quoted as saying “I’m returning to Channel Ten. The people who terribly fired me back in the day.” He claimed he was only returning to the network that fired him a decade ago because they were paying him good money.
Continuing, he said: “I’ve signed off on it. I’ve signed off to do one. I’m not sure how it’s going to go.” The network has not confirmed the show, only saying, according to The Daily Telegraph, that they have “already reconsidered the program in response to Kyle shooting his mouth off prematurely.”
It is strange that fake TV spends a lot of time using fake lie detector testing as a way to try to prove there is actually any truth in their scripted, made up exploitation shows. As always, we welcome them to attend a real test about their practices and ‘fakery’.Read More
TV Reality Shows Prove Once Again They are Patently FakeThis week we found ourselves being called to duty to help explain a tweet by Kady McDermott relating to the authenticity of the supposed ‘polygraphs’ given on the ‘reality’ show Love Island. Although the producers of the show, ITV, have stated that the tests are ‘real’ we had no choice but to call them on it. Lie Detectors UK, the #1 Expert UK Polygraph Examination facility, had owner Jason Hubble requested to be interviewed at the BBC (see video below) and for The Sun as their “Trusted Expert”.
Why were the ‘Lie Detector Tests’ carried out on Love Island – that the producers of the show falsely claim were real – really a fake and nothing but TV HOAX?
Top 10 Reasons Love Island Lie Detector Tests Were Fake:
- All polygraph tests should be carried out in a neutral environment, no film crew etc.
- Questions should be asked by a neutral person who is a fully educated APA qualified examiner
- Having an ex-partner ask any questions would ruin ANY accuracy.
- Questions have to be based on fact.
- You cannot ask questions based on intent or emotion, question construction is very important.
- What comparison questions were they asking? Absolutely nothing so how do we know if a person is lying to a question or whether the reaction is purely through nerves and anxiety alone.
- The so called polygraph used was missing some vital sensors like blood pressure, blood flow with a ples and only one upper body movement sensor when different people breathe from different parts of their body.
- The ‘examanees’ were not sitting on a motion detection mat
- Answers from the examinee should be a direct Yes or No.
- It is fake, scripted, artificially hyped up ‘Reality TV Show’
Location, Location, Location…
There are seemingly a lot of options when booking a lie detector test. However, there are only three polygraph companies in the U.K. that have their own offices and we are one of them. We are also the only concern to have a dedicated examination office in the South East of the U.K.
Why do we think it is important to conduct a an examination in an office environment? For one is a distraction free zone that we the examiner can manage. Our testing suite has been setup to get the best results when testing someone with the room layout so the client faces the correct way not looking at the examiner and facing a clear wall. The room is also quiet and well ventilated.
We have both a private testing suite and a separate waiting room, where your partner or relatives can wait in comfort whilst the test is being carried out. We have male and female toilets and a facility to make hot drinks and even a small car park.
Whilst we do also offer home visits, we need to assure that you have a suitable environment for us to perform a test in. We also offer local office hire and use a network of offices all over the country allowing us to have a nationwide coverage, (link to locations page)so it is always possible to offer a test close to your location.
Our own dedicated offices are based in Kent’s county town of Maidstone, in a converted schoolhouse, conveniently located in the centre of the town at 6 Buckland Road Maidstone Kent ME16 0SL. Both Maidstone East, West and Barracks railway stations are no more than 10 minutes’ walk away and the M20 and M25 road network is close. We are approximately 45 minutes from London.
We charge £399 all-inclusive at our Maidstone office and can take evening and weekend bookings so you do not need to take time off work. We can usually offer same week appointments as we appreciate when you decide to take a test you would rather take a test as soon as possible.Read More
“Man shares lie detector results on facebook to clear long-running rumors”
When we saw the above headline about the Adam Weitsman case in America recently, we were reminded of a case we were involved in couple of years ago where we ran a similar test and were able to clear a man who had been wrongly sent to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. It later transpired the person who had committed the crime had made a confession on his death bed: (https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dying-man-who-served-28-6139381).
“I just want to clear my name of these ridiculous folklore rumors,” Weitsman was quoted as saying, when he released the results of a lie detector test he submitted to, publicly, on his facebook page recently…that he passed with flying colors.
False rumor postings have been ordered removed by a U.S. District Court Judge, after Weitsman won a defamation lawsuit against a former employee. Weitsman had been accused of involvement in a murder by a disgruntled former employee who has now been ordered to remove derogatory references to Weitsman and his company “from all websites, forums, blogs, lists, social media accounts, and any other forum of mass communication”.
But that was not enough. Weitsman said he just wanted to put an end to the rumors once and for all, hence the polygraph. Weitsman said “I have had to put up with the most crazy rumor about me and my company for the past 17 years”.
These types of situations really show how a polygraph can be used to help clear a person who has been potentially accused of a crime they didn’t commit. This type of single issue test is very accurate allowing the examiner to achieve figures around the 95 percentile.Read More
Time Traveller Lie Detector Test
Yet again Apex TV on you tube bring out a fake lie detector test.
They are using a device bought on Ebay that has no scientific validity and costs a fraction of a real polygraph. The person asking the questions has no training whatsoever and certainly would not be able to give an opinion on the answers given by the subject.
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A real polygraph test lasts around two hours and consists of three relevant questions repeated over three charts then scored. Other control questions are used.
We at Lie Detectors UK would happily test anyone assuming to be a time traveller using validated techniques on a real polygraph achieving real accuracy with an examiner who has received real training and graduated to become an APA Examiner.
We test all over the UK but have our own head office in Maidstone
Lie Detector Test UK
6 Buckland Road
0207 859 4960
The following discussion between examiner and examinee will increase disclosures of problem behavior during interview and produce better tests results due to enhancing the effect of differential saliency. Release of Information Form: Reinforce confidentiality; “it’s nobody else’s business what we talk about.” You will be given every opportunity to discuss with me the things you know are important in this interview.
I will review all of the standard conditions of probation and treatment; most will probably not apply to you, but some will, and you will need to be honest with me about each of them. When we are all done discussing your activity during the period for this test, I will have two “stacks” of behavior; one stack (maybe large) of things you have not done and another one (probably small) of things you have done or may apply to you in some way. I will normally test you on those activities you claim you have not done. That way it will be very easy for you to pass the test. So, if something applies to you, whether you have told your PO or treatment provider, just be honest and tell me so we can talk about it and get if off your mind (no longer a secret). I am not going to test you on things you have done—just what you claim you have not done. Give ‘gun’ example: and “how sure are you that you haven’t handled a firearm? 100%?” Once we are done with this review, which will take a while, then I can put together the simple “yes or “no” questions for your test. Since I do not know what kind of things you are going to tell me, I do not know what the test questions will be until we are all done with the review. We will then prepare all test questions together, that way if you think of something else you can tell me before the test and I can change the question if I need to, or even toss it out and put something else in.
There many things I can test and interview you on today and I want you to be completely certain that your answer to each question is 100% truthful. This is a very easy test to pass, but it is just as easy to fail. Therefore, before you get into “that” chair and are hooked up to the polygraph, you will know every question on the test since we made them up together and reviewed them. It is against the law for me to ask you any other question during the test (like in the movies) other than the ones we prepared and you assured me you were answering truthfully.
By signing this release you are agreeing to several things; you understand the information we talk about is only given to the persons/programs listed above; you will follow the instructions I give you on how to “take” the test and interview, and perhaps most important, you agree to be completely honest about everything we talk about. You cannot choose what you will be truthful to. This is not a lie-detector test, unless you decide to purposely lie to any of the questions, then that is exactly what it will end up being. This is really a ‘truth verification test’ which is a much better outcome for you and will make your PO and treatment provider happy. Remember, the first thing they look at on my report is the last page, which indicates if the person “passed or “failed”. When, not “if” you pass this test they are less likely to impose a severe penalty if you were honest and told me about it before the test. Of course, if you have robbed a bank that is a different story—-but as long as you told me about it before the test, you would still pass the test. Remember, you can pass this test no matter what you have done, as long as you tell me the truth about it. Again—I am not going to test you on what you have done—just what you have not done. When you “pass” this test today, the next one we do will be from this day forward—a clean slate, but only if you tell the truth before you take this test. If you lie you will fail the test. That will bring everything to a standstill. You will eventually have to get honest anyway; you will be in trouble with your PO and treatment provider and are sanctioned for lying. Most of the time the lie is a bigger deal than the behavior was. In most all cases, you will probably be required to pay again and take a re-test. Unlike any other test you have ever taken, you will know the results of this one before you even take it. I am the only one in the dark right now, but in a little while, I will know what you know. So, if you promise to be truthful with me today, go ahead and sign the form. If you feel for any reason you just cannot be honest today, do not sign the form; you can wait in the lobby and I will contact your PO.
End of First Chart: OK—how did you feel when you answered each question? Did anything important come to your mind on any of the questions we need to talk about? If something did, we can ‘fix’ it before we do the next chart. I think you sat pretty still as I asked you to do—the computer did not show any twitches or movement, which is good. No, I do not know how you are doing on the test, since the data is stored in the computer and I will print it out and evaluate it when we are all done. However, you know how you are doing don’t you? As long as you know you are being completely honest to each question, you will pass the test. OK, let us get ready to do the second examination chart. Since you are telling the truth (I hope) this second time through will actually be a little easier. You know how it feels to sit there and answer each question; you are used to hearing my voice and you are aware of how it feels to be very honest when you answer “yes” or “no”.
On that first chart, the questions were asked in the same order we prepared them and rehearsed them earlier. On this chart, the computer will mix up the order in which the questions will be asked so I will be asking them in a different order. Same questions—same truthful answers. If you are simply sitting there waiting to tell the truth, you don’t care what order they are in– -do you? Of course, if you are waiting to lie, that will be obvious when it happens.
OK, let us get started again. OK, that chart should have “felt” easier than the first. It is always easier to tell the truth repeatedly since your body gets more and more comfortable each time. Truthful people often say they can feel their stress level go down when they know they are being honest. Now, for the person who is not being honest it just starts bad and gets worse, every time. So, before we finish this up, is there anything else you may have thought about we need to discuss? We can still “fix” a question if you “remembered” something during the test. OK then, this third chart should be the best one for you. So sit quietly, pay close attention and listen carefully, telling the truth one more time. When we finish this chart, I will check the data to make sure you did not flinch or move, which could require additional testing.
OK, we are all done with the test and interview. I will have you wait in the lobby for me. I will print out all your test data and do the evaluation. It will take 20-30 minutes to complete and then I will come get you and we will review the results.