Law Enforcement Agencies: Federal, State and Local
Legal Community – Probation, defense attorneys, District attorneys
Private Sector – Companies and Corporations under the restrictions and limitations of the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA), private citizens in matters not involving the legal or criminal justice system, and attorneys in civil litigation.
The Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988 (EPPA) prohibits most private employers from using polygraph testing to screen applicants for employment. It does not affect public employers such as police agencies or other governmental institutions.
A great majority of our largest police agencies do have a polygraph screening program in effect. They primarily use the polygraph to screen applicants. The three leading benefits of polygraph screening were that job applications were more honestly completed; higher quality employees were hired; and there were fewer undesirable employees.