By Leesa Bingham, Marketing –
Two Massachusetts State Police troopers were recently charged with “conspiracy, federal programs embezzlement and wire fraud,” according to the District of Masachusetts Attorney’s Office. Daniel Griffin, a former Massachusetts State Police Lieutenant, and William Robertson, a former Massachusetts State Police Sergeant, have been accused of carrying out a three-year conspiracy which began in 2015. Along with fellow Traffic Programs Section troopers, Robertson and Griffin misrepresented their overtime hours, pocketing thousands of dollars of federal money and destroying evidence.
It is essential for communities to have trustworthy law enforcement and to be able to rely upon the police to interact with the community in honest ways. 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 lies with up to 90% accuracy, allowing police departments to screen potential employees for past, present, and in some cases, intention to have future involvement in illegal activities. Had the Massachusetts State Police Headquarters used EyeDetect in their hiring process and routinely in their department, the department likely would have detected dishonest activity among the Traffic Programs Section and rooted out untrustworthy employees before a costly encounter like this occurred.