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    West Coast Polygraph & Associates

    West Coast Polygraph and Associates provides its clients with the ability to establish deception or truthfulness through evidence-based, fully computerized polygraph examination

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    West Coast Polygraph & Associates

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    PCSOT is the Post Conviction Sex Offender Testing required for federal, state and county probation.

    West Coast Polygraph and Associates

    West Coast Polygraph and Associates provides its clients with the ability to establish deception or truthfulness through evidence-based, fully computerized polygraph examination. It is conducted by our professionally certified polygraph examiners who maintain their credentials and professional standards in accordance with both state and national polygraph organizations. 

    West Coast Polygraph Associates maintain ongoing memberships in National Polygraph Association, California Association of Polygraph Examiners, and American Polygraph Association  Both certified polygraph examiners (CAPE) and certified PCSOT examiners (CAPE) are trained to ensure the integrity of the results
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    West Coast Polygraph & Associates

    • CRIMINAL EXAMINATIONS

      CRIMINAL EXAMINATIONS

      Through the criminal polygraph examination, we offer to both defense attorneys and prosecutors the means to establish the truth. It is equally important to establish criminality as it is to eliminate the wrongly accused. In the ongoing criminal investigation, the criminal examination can evaluate witness statements, and uncover guilty knowledge of a crime.

    • PRE-EMPLOYMENT

      PRE-EMPLOYMENT

      We offer pre-employment examinations for law enforcement/ fire agencies and armored car companies. As well as assessing whether the applicant has been truthful in the information they have provided, we can also help uncover any information they have withheld in the application process.
    • EPPA

      EPPA

      Employee polygraph examinations are regulated by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA 1988). EPPA has very strict requirements regarding polygraph testing of employees and prohibits pre-employment screening altogether. It would be advisable to consult with an attorney to avoid any legal ramifications before scheduling an appointment.

    • BUSINESS

      BUSINESS

      The polygraph examination can assist corporations and businesses in resolving internal employment issues, such as theft and embezzlement. We are well versed in the EPPA requirements and can offer a more discreet means of handling employment issues internally, without the publicity of bringing in law enforcement.
    • DOMESTIC/FAMILY CONFLICTS

      DOMESTIC/FAMILY CONFLICTS

      Questions of drug, gambling, or other family conflicts can be brought to an evidenced based verification through a polygraph examination.

    • RELATIONSHIPS

      RELATIONSHIPS

      Fidelity issues can be resolved through the administration of a polygraph test, whether to prove your innocence or verify if you have or have not been betrayed in your relationship.

      The polygraph examination can give confidence to a relationship that is new, untested or in question. Background questions as well as specific questions of concern can be more thoroughly answered and resolved.

    • IN-CUSTODY

      IN-CUSTODY

      In-custody examinations assist in-custody investigations in helping to assess guilt and uncover more evidence and develop leads in the investigation. The Miranda warning is to be administered by law enforcement, and the suspect must be voluntarily submitting to the polygraph examination. With some cases, a court order to enter a custodial environment may require a court order.

    • SPECIFIC ISSUE

      SPECIFIC ISSUE

      The polygraph examination can provide the means to prove that you are telling the truth on a specific issue in question. The polygraph will settle the specific issue by assessing the veracity or deception of a person whose truthfulness is being doubted.

      FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

      Is It Fair and Accurate?
      A professional polygraph is a science-based examination of the veracity of the respondent’s answers. It is conducted by our professionally certified polygraph examiners who maintain their credentials and professional standards in accordance with both state and national polygraph organizations. West Coast Polygraph & Associates maintain ongoing memberships in https://www.polygraph.org/, http://californiapolygraph.com/, https://www.nationalpolygraph.org/. Both certified polygraph examiners (CAPE) and certified PCSOT examiners (CAPE) are available to ensure the integrity of the results.
      Where And When
      Private polygraph examinations and on location corporate and government polygraph examinations can be arranged. Employee polygraph examinations are regulated by the Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA 1988). EPPA has very strict requirements regarding polygraph testing of employees and prohibits pre-employment screening altogether. It would be advisable to consult with an attorney to avoid any legal ramifications before scheduling an appointment.
      How To Prepare
      A good night’s sleep and something to eat is the best way to prepare for a polygraph examination. Comfortable clothing is recommended, but not bulky or skimpy, since the sensors are placed over the clothing. Avoid any alcohol or illicit drugs at least 24 hours before the exam. However, you should continue to take any medications as usual, and not interrupt your normal routine
      What do I need to bring with me?
      A drivers license or other government issued photo ID, along with a list of any medications. It is also advisable to inform the examiner if you have any illness or injury that you think might affect the test results.  Also, payment is expected at the time the test is taken, so you need to bring a means of payment, either cash, or a credit card, such as Visa, Mastercard, or American Express.
      How long will the appointment last?
      Although clinical examinations can last longer, the appointment lasts between 1 ½ and 2 ½ hours. Most of the time will be spent discussing the issues covered in the examination. The actual polygraph examination is much shorter.
      How many questions of concern can be tested?
      The polygraph examination has been shown to be able to establish veracity in covering no more than three questions of concern. The most effective and accurate test is accomplished through concentrating on one questioned area.
      What if I am thrown off by a surprise question?
      All questions are reviewed before the test, so there are no surprise questions.
      Can being nervous affect the results?
      By following the examiner’s directions and sitting still during the polygraph examination, the test can be completed successfully. You will need to sit still at five minute increments during the polygraph examination.
      Will I feel any discomfort during the polygraph examination?
      There is only a slight tightening of your arm from the blood pressure cuff that measures your cardiovascular activity.
      Is it possible to lie and still pass a polygraph test?
      The polygraph machine is designed to measure the physiological changes that occur when one lies, no matter how convincing the person can lie. The physiological changes that are measured are part of our automatic system, over which we have no control.
      Who else is allowed to be there during the polygraph examination?
      Adults over 18 years of age are allowed to accompany the person taking the polygraph during the consultation section of the appointment, but not during the polygraph examination itself.
      When will I get the results?
      The results are usually available at the end of the test, but sometimes will be available the next day.