(4) Names of persons polygraphed were previously authorized for the same
(5) Names of persons previously tested on the same case, and the name of
the examiner, date of the test, results, and quality control results (if known).
(6) The proposed test is to be conducted as per AR 195-6.
e. Requests submitted by elements outside USACIDC to USACIDC CONUS field
elements will be forwarded with recommendations to USACRC for action. Request for
general, other government agencies, or other civilian law enforcement agencies, may
be approved by the authorizing representative, provided the requirements of AR 195-
6 are met. Care must be taken in approving requests from civilian law enforcement
agencies to ensure that the Posse Comitatus Act is not violated.
The Role of the Investigator.
a. To a large measure, the success of any polygraph test will depend upon the
If the case has not been investigated properly, the polygraph may
not contribute to its successful conclusion. He must orient his investigation upon
evidence secured through skill and technique, rather than upon an expected self-
disclosure through the polygraph test; however, he should never discount the
polygraph. He should make a thorough effort to interrogate any person suspected of
lying before submitting a polygraph request.
b. The investigator must obtain the authorization for the examination from
the authorizing representative. When this has been approved, he presents a copy of
the message of approval to the examiner for the polygraph case file.
c. The investigator must be able to brief the examiner on minute details.
General facts, theories, and suspicions are not enough; the examiner must have
detailed, verified facts. He should make available to the examiner the personnel
records of the person and all statements, documents, and evidence.
Some of the
information the examiner must have include the:
(1) Specific articles or exact amounts of money stolen.
(2) Exact time the offense occurred.
(3) Peculiar aspects of the offense or any strange or obscene act committed
at the scene.
(4) Known facts about a suspect's actions or movements.
(5) Facts indicating a connection between suspects, victims, and witnesses,
especially when they deny any connection.