The testing is comprised of two written exams with more than 400 questions total. They’re designed to help determine a candidate’s suitability for the position they have applied for.
The tests are untimed, but the combined initial interview and two exams take around three hours to complete.
After the polygraph results are reviewed and accepted, a candidate will be asked to visit a licensed psychologist for a psychological evaluation. The examiner will provide the Sheriff’s Department with a recommendation of the candidate’s psychological suitability for the position for which they have applied.