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Louisiana State Police Commission
Polygraphist



Job Class Code: 07133990
F5, PR, 05/10/96

The examples of work given are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed in positions allocated to this job. The absence of specific statements of duties does not exclude those tasks from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment of the position.

JOB TITLE:State Police Polygraphist

FUNCTION OF WORK:

To conduct law enforcement polygraph pre-test and administer polygraph tests.

LEVEL OF WORK:

Journeyman.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

General from a State Police Sergeant, Lieutenant, or Captain as assigned.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

None.

LOCATION OF WORK:

Department of Public Safety and Corrections; Office of State Police.

JOB DISTINCTIONS:

Differs from other State Police jobs by specialization in the field of polygraphic work.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

Administers polygraph examinations in law enforcement, personnel and security clearance evaluation cases.

Assesses requests and makes final determinations into what cases are received, reviewed and acted upon as well as setting applicable priorities.

Works with State Police Officers, city police departments, sheriffs offices, District Attorney's offices, judges and other members of the criminal justice system with acquired expertise.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS


A baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or five (5) years of law enforcement investigative experience, and meet the requirements of LA Revised Statute 37:2838.

§2838.  Polygraphist's certification qualifications

A person shall be qualified to receive a certificate as a polygraphist, upon satisfying the following:

(1)  Has not been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude.  

(2)  Is a high school graduate.  

(3)  Is a graduate of a polygraph course of not less than two hundred and seventy hours requiring not less than six weeks duration, and has satisfactorily completed not less than six months of internship training.  

(4)  Has passed an examination conducted by the board, or under its supervision, to determine his competency and integrity to obtain a certificate to practice as a certified polygraphist.  

Added by Acts 1980, No. 761, §1; Acts 1985, No. 78, §1.  







Last Modified: 04/05/2017