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Posted: 9/22/2008 6:14:49 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 9:14:24 AM EST by SPOONS]
After nearly 3 months I finally got the call today to come in for my polygraph with the Sheriff's department. Needless to say I have myself pretty freaked out and fired up tonight.

Any advice from the guys who have BT/DT.
Link Posted: 9/22/2008 6:19:16 PM EST
LIE your ass off!!!! j/k....be honest...good luck
Link Posted: 9/23/2008 3:45:37 PM EST
Just remember, they dont know about the hooker you buried in the desert.
Link Posted: 9/24/2008 12:15:40 AM EST
"Its not a lie if you believe it."
-George Castanza
Link Posted: 9/24/2008 12:21:32 AM EST
Seriously though...

Its a BS test to give an honest person, here's why:

Keep your heart rate, body movements, and breathing consistent. If you move around, if you change the way you breath, if you do anything but just sit there the damn machine registers deception. You could be answering truthful but if your body isn't consistent ...BAM ...you're done. Breathing, moving around, heart rate seems like stuff you automatically do but when your in the chair you will actually be thinking about them. Try not to.

Be almost cocky/calm/confident/respectful/TRUTHFUL/consistent, and you will do fine.
Link Posted: 9/24/2008 8:57:25 AM EST
what a stupid test, i cant believe they still use those things.
Link Posted: 9/24/2008 9:51:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By 1911greg:
what a stupid test, i cant believe they still use those things.




Link Posted: 9/24/2008 11:19:25 AM EST
Well, I took it this morning. Much easier than I thought it was going to be, but now it's killing having to wait to find out if I "passed" or what the deal is. The guy giving me the test told me everything looks fine, but damn. Talk about stressful.
Link Posted: 9/26/2008 12:11:54 PM EST
I got another call this morning. I passed the poly and I go in next week for my Medical and Psych!

I am stoked!
Link Posted: 9/26/2008 1:11:49 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/26/2008 3:24:33 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPOONS:
I got another call this morning. I passed the poly and I go in next week for my Medical and Psych!

I am stoked!


good work!

Polygraphs are so ghey, "are u sure ur telling the truth"
Link Posted: 9/26/2008 8:01:08 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2008 7:11:13 AM EST by ColtRifle]

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By SPOONS:
I got another call this morning. I passed the poly and I go in next week for my Medical and Psych!

I am stoked!


good work!

Polygraphs are so ghey, "are u sure ur telling the truth"




Said the guy who stressed about it EVERY TIME he had to take one. I think you posted about 5 threads asking about the poly.

I guess this guy didn't have as much of a problem passing it as you did!!

Maybe he just told the truth!!
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 7:02:09 AM EST
Congrats on getting it done. Big step closer amigo. Nice job.
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 9:45:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Dangler:
Congrats on getting it done. Big step closer amigo. Nice job.


Thanks Dangler!

Any idea as to what I should expect now after I do Medical and Psych next week?
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 2:19:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColtRifle:

Originally Posted By 1911greg:

Originally Posted By SPOONS:
I got another call this morning. I passed the poly and I go in next week for my Medical and Psych!

I am stoked!


good work!

Polygraphs are so ghey, "are u sure ur telling the truth"




Said the guy who stressed about it EVERY TIME he had to take one. I think you posted about 5 threads asking about the poly.

I guess this guy didn't have as much of a problem passing it as you did!!

Maybe he just told the truth!!


Fuck yeah I'm going to ask alot of questions about them, you would too if you told the truth and still failed...

I have passed many since then with the exact same answer.

Polygraphs are crap and anyone with half of a brain knows it.
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 5:26:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By SPOONS:

Originally Posted By Dangler:
Congrats on getting it done. Big step closer amigo. Nice job.


Thanks Dangler!

Any idea as to what I should expect now after I do Medical and Psych next week?


The unexpected.

You will prolly be in for a whole battery of tests.

They do the 600 questions psych eval, they do the...oh hell can't think of it...that test where you answer questions in an increasing difficulty level with the whole thing being timed...(they give it to NFL players)...something like that...then they do some written thing that you answer questions that further evaluates your brain waves...then you will talk with the physcologist and get evaluated on all your app questions and poly questions to make sure you were consistent...prolly some other crap thrown in...

Oh yeah...be sure you look at the other dudes in the office...One way or the other you won't see them again...

Suffice it to say...it sucks...

Well fuck me...you wanted to know what to expect After the medical and Psych...well I'm not deleting the above...
Link Posted: 9/27/2008 6:50:49 PM EST
I know everything I need to know except for two things: Are you sorry and do you promise not to do it again? LOL
Link Posted: 9/28/2008 8:34:39 PM EST
Do yourself your next biggest favor, if your academy is a stressed academy then simply stop talking...

From now until the day you graduate just don't talk unless spoken to. Loss of bearing will earn you a lot of unwanted attention and people WILL remember you during your application process up to and through orientation. First week can be real interesting with the comments the training officers may have for you or your class mates based upon who they have talked to or what they've witnessed while watching you.

If you've got prior military experience then you know what to expect. In my academy the first 2-3 weeks were a brutal mind fuck of sorts while we straightened ourselves out. Ofcourse then somebody would get lax or go do something stupid on the weekend and it would get back to the training staff which resulted in us doing grass drills. It was 6 months of FUN FUN FUN!
Link Posted: 9/28/2008 8:39:32 PM EST
Someone said that the polygraph is witchcraft. This is bunk.

It is less credible than witchcraft.

What happens when you lie? Your heart rate goes up, your breathing becomes rapid & shallow, and your palms sweat.

What happens when someone jumps out from behind a wall and goes, "BOOO!" Your heart rate goes up, your breathing becomes rapid & shallow, and your palms sweat.

What happens when you see a pretty girl walk by? Your heart rate goes up, your breathing becomes rapid & shallow, and your palms sweat.

The polygraph is a STRESS detector, NOT a LIE detector. There is NO specific biological response to lying!
Link Posted: 9/29/2008 8:55:10 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2008 8:55:28 AM EST by SPOONS]
Passed medical today and off to psych on Wednesday! Whoooo hooooooo!

Link Posted: 10/1/2008 7:21:49 PM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:


The polygraph is a STRESS detector, NOT a LIE detector. There is NO specific biological response to lying!



LOL, no joke there. I've heard some detectors have a cushion you sit on to see if you're squeezing your ass cheeks to try and rat out the people who are trying to tense muscles to fake out the machine. One of these days it will be a rectal plug.
Link Posted: 10/3/2008 9:17:00 AM EST
Did my pysch on Wednesday, now I am just waiting. It's going to be a loooooooong weekend if I don't hear something from them today.
Link Posted: 10/3/2008 9:27:28 AM EST

Originally Posted By FrankSymptoms:
Someone said that the polygraph is witchcraft. This is bunk.

It is less credible than witchcraft.

What happens when you lie? Your heart rate goes up, your breathing becomes rapid & shallow, and your palms sweat.

What happens when someone jumps out from behind a wall and goes, "BOOO!" Your heart rate goes up, your breathing becomes rapid & shallow, and your palms sweat.

What happens when you see a pretty girl walk by? Your heart rate goes up, your breathing becomes rapid & shallow, and your palms sweat.

The polygraph is a STRESS detector, NOT a LIE detector. There is NO specific biological response to lying!


Well said, my man.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 9:15:31 AM EST
I finally got the call on Thursday. Everything is good and I am in.

I am so stoked. I feel like finally after almost 5 months of work to get this done I have a huge weight off of my shoulders.

Now, it's academy time!
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 1:33:47 PM EST
....OC time
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 4:16:46 PM EST
Congrats!

It took my five months to get on here in FL. I start on Nov. 3rd. Just shadowing until the academy in January. Still pretty excited though.
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