Country manager for Sabre Security – Afghanistan

Chris’s approach to his role and commitment to his employers is first class. He is totally trustworthy and his integrity is never in doubt. A completely realistic and very capable man who has proven on many occasions, his ability to lead and effectively deal with often complicated issues in areas of extreme hostility.

Project manager for Near East Security Services – Al Najaf Alashraf International Airport – Iraq

Chris operates to extremely high levels of professionalism and personal discipline in all areas of work. He is meticulous to the final degree in his organisation, examinations and post examination debriefs, at the same time having sufficient flexibility to adjust his programme and plans to meet the needs of an ever expanding international airport.

Head of Operations for Sabre International Security - Iraq and Afghanistan

Chris is a qualified polygrapher and has been predominantly employed to provide polygraph services in Iraq and Afghanistan for our US Government, Oil and Gas Sector clients and adhoc clients. Polygraphing was a mandatory requirement on all US Government contracts and these tests were subject to random audits and inspections by US Government contract personel.

Secretary of British Polygraph Association,Owner of Uk Polygraph Services , Director of Credibility Assesment – Nigeria

...we considered his examinations, his professionalism and examination standards to be above reproach and above the standards of his peers.

M.A. , Director, Academy of Polygraph Science – Fort Myers, Florida, USA

Unfortunately, not all polygraph examiners are created equal. Mr. Scheepers rises above his peers by aggressively seeking out the standards and principles of the polygraph practice in an attempt to protect and serve the public. He recognizes the position of high trust, and continually seeks to improve his skillset.

Standards of good polygraph practice

When engaging a polygraph examiner be sure to compare apples with apples, take the time to confirm the examiner being engaged meets or exceeds the “Minimum standards of Good Polygraph Practice as laid down by the American Polygraph Association” with regards to training, conduct, equipment and validated practice.

AXON POLYGRAPH SERVICES SUBSCRIBE TO MINIMUM STANDARDS OF GOOD POLYGRAPH PRACTICE AS PER THE AMERICAN POLYGRAPH ASSOCIATION

  • Trained at an American Polygraph Accredited institution
  • Member in good standing with the American Polygraph Association
  • Member in good standing with the South African Polygraph Federation
  • Bi annual minimum of 30 hours continued polygraph education up to date
  • Use only validated polygraph techniques as prescribed
  • Use only validated polygraph numerical scoring techniques
  • Quality control system
  • Video recording of all polygraph examinations
  • Audio recording of all polygraph examination
  • Use of movement sensor in all polygraph examinations
  • All examinations conducted with an American Polygraph Association approved instrument
  • Record of instrument functionality test
  • Examiner does not exceed 5 examinations per day
  • Conduct an acquaintance test prior to every examination

AXON POLYGRAPH SERVICES OFFER THE ADDITIONAL BENEFIT OF THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE

  • International polygraph training
  • International polygraph experience
  • International references regarding character and good polygraph practice
  • International associates for quality control
  • Experienced at testifying at the CCMA as expert witness in polygraph processes
  • Experienced in industrial relations processes
  • Experienced in investigative and forensic interview processes

Who uses Polygraph services?

Some industries successfully utilizing Polygraph Services are:

  • Banking industry
  • Casino Resort industry
  • Retail industry
  • Warehousing
  • Petrochemical industry
  • Mining Industry
  • Security industry
  • Jewelry industry. etc

This list is inexhaustible, however literally anywhere when people, information and valuables meet, there is a chance of a loss being incurred through dishonesty and negligence, the Polygraph is an effective investigative tool in uncovering perpetrators and preventing losses.

What you should confirm prior to using the polygraph?

Taking a polygraph is a big decision. You need to trust that the examiner has been trained professionally and is keeping their knowledge updated. Below is a set of questions you should ask about the examiner who is proposing to administer the exam:

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When to use Polygraph?

Polygraph has been used with great success in applicant screening, critical appointments, theft, fraud and damage to property cases to mention a few.

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Legal Aspects

The polygraph examination must be voluntary

  • Is generally used in conjunction with other evidence, cannot be used in court to establish innocence or guilt as the only evidence
  • Legally obtained statements, admissions and confessions obtained resulting from a polygraph examination is admissible as evidence

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What is a Polygraph?

It is in effect a medical instrument which measures and records changes in the autonomic nervous system when questions regarding a specific issue or issues are asked by the examiner and answered by examinee.

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Interesting Information

In US Federal pre-employment process the polygraph accounted for 94% of admissions made

Employee theft is the principle cause of business failure in over 50% of bankruptcies each year in the USA.

A major study of retailing in the USA revealed that “shrinkage” or loss broke down into :

  • Bookkeeping and management error = 10 %
  • Shoplifting = 15%
  • Staff theft = 75%

87 % of job applicants lie on the application form, the majority lie about experience and qualifications however 25 % of these liars are concealing real risk, such as criminal convictions, involvement in crimes, theft from employers, abuse and misappropriation of company equipment/property.

Membership of Professional Bodies

South African Polygraph Federation