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Acting Commissioner's statement on CBP's commitment to maintaining hiring standards for law enforcement personnel

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U.S. Customs and Border Protection remains committed to using polygraph as part of the vetting process for applicants of law enforcement positions as an important tool to ensure the integrity of our workforce. We are currently working to improve the administration of the polygraph examinations, including benchmarking against other agencies, and we are considering whether to pursue flexibility to waive the polygraph requirement for certain candidates who have a demonstrated track record of integrity and service, such as military veterans or federal law enforcement personnel in good standing, and who maintain current background examinations. CBP will not lower standards in recruiting our frontline personnel who work to protect the American people every day.

  • Last Modified: February 3, 2021