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Audit of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Use of Polygraph Examinations in Pre-employment Vetting

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)

The Office of the Inspector General is conducting an audit of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) use of polygraph examinations in its pre-employment and law enforcement partner vetting, including Special Agent candidates and other potential DEA personnel, task force officers, and foreign counterparts.  The objectives are to:  (1) assess the DEA’s policies and procedures for conducting polygraph examinations; and (2) determine whether the DEA’s adjudication of polygraph results is timely, thorough, and objective.