Fail the polygraph test that’s part of your Philadelphia Police application and that’s it, you’re out.
That could change this fall as the department considers giving some potential officers a second shot a the gig. The Inquirer‘s Dan Rubin reports the department is taking a better look at the practice that eliminated candidates solely based on polygraph results — a practice put in place to increase departmental integrity.
Could be good news for a former NYPD officer and a long-time Police Explorer, who were both eliminated from the candidate pool after failing the test. And for Scott Jackson, who passed the test but was sidelined for heavy breathing.
Once the fall class enters the academy, those candidates could reapply.