Lie Detection Services
Lie Detection Services
Yet again another company Lie Detection Services with no qualifications who was falsely advertising as being a member of the British Polygraph Association (now removed pending legal action) When selecting a company to use for a lie detector test you need to ensure the examiner is qualified and experienced, would you let a surgeon who isn’t qualified operate one you ? So how do you make a decision on who to use? Are they even a registered company? Are they registered with the ICO? Do they have the relevant insurances to trade?
Fortunately, our industry has the American Polygraph Association with over 2800 polygraph examiners worldwide, the includes Government and Police Examiners. They are extremely important as they regulate the industry and ensure we use the latest equipment and techniques, that the examiner is fully trained and qualified.
Lie Detection Services run by Tony Mulligan are not members of the APA or the BPA. Why should this matter to a customer, read on below and find out why?
The American Polygraph Association (APA) is the leading professional polygraph organization in the world, representing more than 2,800 experienced polygraph examiners in private business, law enforcement and government. Professional APA polygraph examiners administer hundreds of thousands of polygraph exams each year worldwide. The APA establishes standards of ethical practices, techniques, instrumentation and research, as well as provides advanced training and continuing education programs.
APA examiners are highly qualified professionals who are motivated to help protect the public by verifying the truth, while following the highest standards of moral, ethical, and professional conduct. APA examiners pledge to follow all the rules and regulations for polygraph methodologies that are accepted and used in the field today. The APA governs the conduct of its members by requiring adherence to a Code of Ethics and a set of Standards and Principles of Practice.
In order to become an APA member, examiners must adhere to strict guidelines and educational requirements that include hundreds of hours of coursework at an APA approved school, as well as an internship. As in many respected professions, APA members must acquire annual continuing education and training in order to maintain membership. Each APA accredited school is inspected regularly and rigorously to ensure that the curriculum’s attain the highest standards by teaching the most current, fundamental polygraph techniques. Through strict adherence to training and education standards, APA examiners are able to attain accuracy rates exceeding 90 percent.
The Association is governed by a board of 11 officers who are elected by the members. Through this board, the APA represents industry segments that include government, law enforcement, private practice, education and the public at large.
In the UK we also have the British Polygraph Association who closely follow the Code of Ethics and Standards and Principals of Practice set by the APA, a list of qualified examiners can be found here.
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