When You’re Serious About the Truth
The Gold Standard in Private Polygraph Services:
• Personal Credibility
“As a Special Agent, I conducted thousands of polygraph examinations for the FBI, across the U.S. and overseas (CONUS & OCONUS), Along the way, I helped train new FBI, federal, and local polygraph examiners and law enforcement officers in the most effective Interview Strategies and Credibility Assessment techniques. Now that I have retired from government service, I understand that the most important polygraph examination is yours!”
The word “Polygraph” comes from the two Greek words: Poly, meaning Many, and Graphi which means Lines (Many Lines). You have probably seen it on television; multiple lines, scrolling across a page in every direction… fascinating! These familiar scenes can add dramatic effect in movies, but it’s not what polygraph is really like.
The truth is, Polygraph works more like a tape recorder. Rather than recording the voice, the polygraph monitors and records physiology which is both automatic and involuntary. The correlation between physiology and deception has been well established for centuries. In the hands of a skilled Examiner, these diagnostic features make polygraph extremely accurate and reliable.
Not all Polygraph Examiners are alike…
It may surprise you to know that many polygraph examiners have little investigative experience and have never conducted a proper forensic interview. A strong investigative background is important for the best Examiners as they are able to put peripheral matters in proper perspective, define and isolate relevant issues, and formulate fair and appropriate examinations. When your credibility is questioned, you deserve the GOLD standard in polygraph.
The Polygraph Examination
Los Angeles & Surrounding Areas
Frequently Asked Questions
After conducting over thirty controlled studies, The National Academy of Science has concluded that polygraph is between 85% and 92% accurate.
George Olivo is based in Southern California- Los Angeles, CA. However, he provides services throughout the United States and internationally (subject to additional travel fees).
A polygraph examination consists of three parts: A pre-test interview, examination, and a post-test interview to review the results. Depending on the complexity of issue(s), a typical polygraph test can take two to three hours.
The cost for private polygraph services can range from $300 to $2,000 or more.
Yes and No… Consult an attorney for legal guidance and advice.
This is known as a “False Positive” and yes, it can happen. Polygraph examiners are responsible for many variables which go into rendering an accurate polygraph result… and not all polygraph examiners are the same. While nothing in life is full proof, the most experienced and highly trained examiners will deliver the most accurate and reliable results.
Referred to as “Purposeful Non-Cooperation”, cheating on a polygraph exam is like trying to thread a needle in the dark! And because experienced examiners are well trained in detecting PNC, it’s better for a person to skip the polygraph exam altogether than to have their exam invalidated by the examiner due to PNC.