Emergencies: Call 911

Non-Emergency & General Inquiries: (902) 563-5151

Serving With You - For You

We serve and protect for safe and healthy communities through leadership, partnerships and engagement and we believe in maintaining law and order through: ethics and professionalism, accountability and transparency, inclusion and diversity, and collaboration and community spirit.

Polygraph Unit

polygraph-testThe Polygraph Unit has two certified examiners who conduct polygraph tests for criminal investigations and pre-employment screening.

When conducting a polygraph test, an instrument is used to measure the person’s body physiology. It then records the responses to the polygraph charts and the polygraph examiner analyzes the charts to determine if the person involved was being truthful or not.

In addition to testing, polygraph examiners also assist with other parts of investigations, including reviewing files, conducting interviews and analyzing statements.

Interesting fact: The polygraph test is often referred to as a “lie detector test” but a more appropriate name would be “Truth Verification Test” because most people tested (approx. 80%) are found to be telling the truth.