examiner out of court and provides an additional witness to verify the voluntary
nature of the statement obtained.
The investigator would then make proper disposition of the examinee. Normally, it
is not necessary to readvise the examinee of his rights before obtaining a written
12. Capabilities and Limitations of the Polygraph.
a. The capabilities of the polygraph include the fact that statements made by
subjects and witnesses can be rapidly and accurately verified or discredited; it is
also an aid in obtaining truthful statements from subjects or witnesses, locating
hidden evidence, or revealing additional leads.
b. On the other hand, the polygraph is limited in that only what the subject
or witness believes to be true can be verified or discredited, not the actual
It is a test where the accuracy is dependent upon the examiner.
results are dependent upon the thoroughness of the prior investigation. Physically
and mentally unfit and emotionally disturbed persons cannot be examined.
13. Polygraph Records and Reports.
a. The forms used by the polygraph examiner include the DA Form 2801
(Statement of Consent); DA Form 2802 (Polygraph Examination Report); DA Form 3881
(Rights Warning Procedure/Waiver Certificate); and CID Form 2 (Polygraph
Examination Interview Worksheet).
b. Polygraph Examination Report. The DA Form 2802 must be completed by the
examiner on every test conducted.
This form along with the polygraph charts, a
copy of the DA Form 3881, and the original DA Form 2801 must be forwarded to the
Crime Records Center within 72 hours of the completion test.
The DA Form 2802
contains an investigative summary, conclusion section, and the results of the
Any admissions made by the examinee will be placed on the
second page of the DA Form 2802.
c. The examiner is required to maintain a copy of the DA Form 2802 for the
requesting agency, which will be provided then upon receipt of the quality control
review and acceptance message.
d. The requesting agency then attaches the DA Form 2802 (copy) to the
original of the report of investigation (CRC copy).
The DA Form 2802 cannot be
released outside of investigative channels except as provided for in AR 195-6.
e. The CID Form 2 is an internal polygraph document, and will not normally be
Additionally, the DA Form 2801 is normally not provided to the agency.
original of both of these forms are forwarded to the Crime Records Center by the