Police Detective Completes Testing for Polygraph Examiners
Fredericksburg Police Sgt. Pat Reed completed 320 hours of classroom study.
Fredericksburg Police Department Sgt. Pat Reed is now a licensed polygraph examiner with the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) after almost a year of study and work.
On July 19, Reed passed his final Virginia State Polygraph Board Examinations test, which consists of three parts that must be finished in six hours.
"Sergeant Reed completed his testing in less than three hours and passed all components with honors," said City Manager Beverly Cameron.
In July 2011, Reed was accepted into the Maryland Institute of Criminal Justice, which is an accredited polygraph school. From September to November 2011, he attended the school and he graduated after completing 320 hours of classroom study and finishing a research paper. In December 2011, he received his Intern Polygraph License through DPOR, and he served a seven-month internship under the supervision of the police department’s licensed polygraph examiner.
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