Medical and Public Health Law Site
DoD Directives

TITLE:  DoD 5210.48-R, "Polygraph Program," 01/1985

SUMMARY:  This Regulation is issued under the authority of DoD Directive 5210.48, "DoD Polygraph Program," December 24, 1984. Its purpose is to provide guidance and establish controls governing the use of the polygraph to ensure an equitable balance between the need of the Government to secure and verify investigative information and the recognition and preservation of the rights of the individual. It specifies the circumstances under which the polygraph
may or shall be used, prescribes procedures for conducting polygraph examinations and establishes standards for the selection, training, and supervision of DoD polygraph examiners.

FILES:  Select a Format

PDF(309 KB)    ASCII(50 KB)