Hiring and Screening Police Officers Can Help Fight Against Internal Corruption
By Leesa Bingham, Marketing –
New Hampshire Police Department’s Captain Michael Wagner was recently charged with tax fraud related to profits from the sale of firearms, according to the District of Masachussetts Attorney’s Office. Wagner allegedly used a 25 percent law enforcement discount to purchase assault rifles and subsequently sold them for profits. Wagner then left the $33,000 in profits out of his tax return in 2013.
When law enforcement officers engage in illegal activities, it can damage public trust. A new technology called EyeDetect®, which is already being used by law enforcement in some states, can detect the integrity of employees and potential employees. Using a scanner that takes measurements of the iris while a person answers a series of yes or no questions, EyeDetect can detect deception with up to 90% accuracy, allowing police departments to screen job candidates for dishonest intent and past or present criminal activity. Using EyeDetect in the hiring process and routinely among employees has already helped several police departments root out dishonest activity before it causes damage.