Erdan proposes law that could require polygraph tests for police candidates

Candidates for sensitive and senior positions in the Israel Police may be required to undergo polygraph tests to determine if they are linked to criminal elements or have any other potentially illegal skeletons in their closet, if a new bill proposed by Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan is passed.

The bill, announced by Erdan on Wednesday, was proposed “after it came to Erdan’s attention that over the years a number of people have enlisted in the police who had connections to criminals or were themselves involved in crime or disciplinary offenses,” according to a statement by the ministry on Wednesday.

The law would require every applicant for a sensitive or senior position in the police to undergo a polygraph test as part of an overall screening to ensure they are suited for the job.


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