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Letter from Our President
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The American Polygraph Association (APA) was founded in 1966 with the goal of establishing the “best practices” in truth verification and ensuring that the highest standards in the search for truth were being administered. Today we have become the largest professional international polygraph organization in the world with over 2800 members from more than 25 different countries.
Polygraph is the “gold standard” for truth verification. It is used and accepted within every sector of society: federal, local and private. Our international membership made up government, law enforcement and private examiners, conducts examinations on a variety of issues. Examinations are conducted in matters of intelligence; criminal matters; crimes against business; immigration; as well as tests to ensure community safety on sexual offenders, offenders of domestic violence and offenders who have driven under the influence of alcohol and drugs. Polygraph is the most accurate tool in assessing credibility.
The APA will continue to strive to ensure our accredited schools offer the finest education available in the field of truth verification, as well as require and provide continuing education for trained professionals in our organization. Over the past several years we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of scientific research projects pursued by our members, and the APA is now offering scholarly grants to graduate students to ensure this needed research continues.
On behalf of the APA and all of our members I welcome you to our web site. I hope you find the site informative and easy to navigate. If you need additional assistance, or have a question you need answered, please feel free to contact me, or any of the members of our Board or Standing Committees to assist you.
Yours in truth,
American Polygraph Association