By Russ Warner, VP Marketing —
Applicants for jobs as police officer, soldier, and security guard come from a variety of diverse backgrounds and experiences. Before acceptance, these job candidates may undergo a battery of screening tests. Today, some organizations use lie detectors to determine if applicants have been involved in illegal or inappropriate behaviors. A military school in South America and a police department in Utah are testing applicants for ties to terrorist organizations. (Names withheld for confidentiality reasons.)
Terrorism is a serious issue. Governments and organizations of all types are concerned that personnel have ties to terrorist organizations such as ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Taliban, or regional militant groups. Terrorists create political unrest by attacking law enforcement, military personnel, innocent civilians, or the nation’s infrastructure. Subversive organizations have a religious or political agenda with the goal of destroying democratic systems of government or creating terror. Terrorists impose death or injury to those who disagree with their beliefs. Infiltration of law enforcement, the military, and security forces by terrorists is a serious issue. Such groups continually try to get their own followers established on the inside.
At 85 percent accuracy(1), EyeDetect is considered the most accurate lie detector in the world for generalized, pre-employment screening tests.(2) It may be used to test job applicants for ties to terrorist organizations and a host of other illegal activities.
At one military school in Latin America, EyeDetect was used to test 1,237 candidates in a few short weeks. No other lie detection solution has the capacity to test 40 people per day per test administrator — which is more than 800 tests per test administrator per month.
And EyeDetect has been used by a police department in the State of Utah to screen job applicants for illegal activities, including drug use, criminal background, and associating with terrorists.
EyeDetect is 85% accurate in detecting deception. The military school tested 1,237 applicants in October-November 2015 and discovered that 7 candidates were involved with subversive groups. Swift action was taken.
In addition, a Utah police department tests job applicants for ties to terrorist organizations. Thus far, all applicants have been clean.
Use of EyeDetect to conduct ongoing testing of current employees will allow any organization to monitor for changes in criminal or malicious activities.
In light of the mass shooting in Orlando, shouldn’t companies in the U.S. conduct pre-employment screening tests on private security guards as well? Today, this is not allowed by law.
(1) Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Sept. 2012
(2) Meta-Analytic Survey of Criterion Accuracy of Validated Polygraph Techniques, 2012, table 2.