NATIONAL POLYGRAPH SERVICES provides expert professional services to corporations, law enforcement and government agencies, the legal profession and the private sector.
In either English or French, our specialised services aim to help in establishing the truthfulness of a person’s statements with regards to a specific issue, in public, private, domestic or criminal contexts.
We also focus on Pre-Employment Polygraph (PEP) for police agencies, government or private companies.
Polygraphy can be called upon as an additional tool in determining truthfulness in different contexts.
It is particularly valuable in circumstances dealing with:
- Crime: Homicide, Sexual abuse, Assault, Terrorism, Arson, Kidnapping, Robbery & theft, Insider trading, Threats or blackmail, Fraud, Breach of trust, etc.
- Civil Code: Insurance fraud, Theft in the workplace, Information leak, Industrial espionage, Workplace dispute, Reliability issues, Conflicts of loyalty, Pre-employment screening, etc.
- Private Issues: Statement verification, Important declarations, Contracts or other agreements.
- Pre-Employment: The use of polygraph testing in this context allows a company or organization to meet the following needs:
– hiring of the best available candidate(s)
– minimizing the risk(s) associated with the poor choice of a particular candidate
– improving the quality of its investigative work and security
After a first contact, usually by telephone or through our site’s contact form, a meeting is arranged to discuss the particulars of a given situation.
Important details, background information and all confirmed facts are assembled, and a specific polygraphic procedure is selected to match the client’s particular situation. Full disclosure on the part of the client is crucial at this stage to ensure the most accurate results.
NPS then provides a detailed plan of its recommended services, in an effort to meet the client’s objectives, and sets a timeline. Polygraphy, investigation or analytical services are then arranged, and a first verbal report is provided to the client. A full written report then follows, within a time frame agreed upon by the client and a representative of NPS.
All information submitted by the client to NATIONAL POLYGRAPH SERVICES before, during and after polygraph services remains the sole property of the client. With the exception of an official court order, or through explicit, written consent by the client, no proprietary information will be disclosed by NPS to any party.
The polygraph examiner
Sergeant Alain Turbide
Canadian Police College
Polygraph Training Section
Behavioural Science Bureau
Sûreté du Québec
Canadian Police College
Forensic Interviewing Training Section
Results and analysis
NATIONAL POLYGRAPH SERVICES uses an algorithm developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory at Johns Hopkins University along with state-of-the-art digital technology, to ensure the most accurate polygraphic examinations and test data analysis possible.
Our long experience at both the examination and the analytical level allows us a particularly high level of investigative accuracy.
We can also provide expert support in other investigative areas, with or without polygraphic input.
Please don’t hesitate to ask us for details. We bring the same professional touch in many areas of conflict resolution, at both corporate and private levels.
At the present time, polygraph examinations are used in 56 countries around the world, including China, Japan, Australia and the UK, although legal aspects vary widely from one country to another.
In Belgium, they are subject to no restriction at all while in France, polygraph tests are not currently covered by any particular legislation, and are used only by secret service agencies. In Germany, polygraphy is illegal, therefore forbidden. In Canada, the results of polygraph tests are not admissible as evidence in criminal cases, but are recognized in civil, matrimonial, youth or labour courts, as well as various commission enquiries, where they can be used as evidence. It is important to note that in Canada, in ANY of the previously mentioned circumstances including pre-employment or criminal investigations, a person is under NO obligation to submit to a polygraph test.
When appropriately conducted, the polygraph examination is a very conclusive and reliable method in criminal investigations, with a proven track record. The polygraph examiner, however, must be a member of at least one established polygraphy organization such as the APA or CAPP, and his certification must comply with all standards put forward by the profession. Additionally, the full consent of a defendant or witness is mandatory prior to the carrying out of any polygraph examination.
Our polygraph expert, Alain Turbide, is a member of the Canadian Association of Police Polygraphists (CAPP), monitoring organization which supervises all aspects of the polygraphy process in Canada. Alain Turbide is also a member of the American Polygraph Association (APA), the international body overseeing polygraph activity around the world, as well as development, innovation and training in the field. Mr. Turbide is recognized as a “Primary Instructor” with the APA, a rare and much-coveted level of certification in Canada. Lastly, he is also a member of the American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), umbrella organization of police-force-trained polygraphy specialists, whose professional standards are set by strict APA guidelines.
NATIONAL POLYGRAPH SERVICES also provides expert polygraphy consulting services.
With decades of experience to draw on, we offer cutting-edge professional support in multiple areas of investigation, from general security to pre-employment.