Polygraph Testing for ALL Security Apparatus Applicants


National Security Minister Robert Montague says everyone who enlists in any aspect of the country’s security apparatus must take a lie detector test.

The Minister says the government has invested into a polygraph training institute at the National Police College in Twickenham Park, in St. Catherine.

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And, Minister Montague says some 100 District Constables are now being trained. He says another 100 are to be vetted for training soon.

Mr. Montague says the second batch will be deployed to conduct community policing duties.

The Minister says he wants to utilize the services of District Constables who can command respect from community members.

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Stevian Simmonds is an investigative journalist with almost 3 years of experience in radio broadcasting, production and reporting. She graduated from Caribbean School of Media and Communication in 2014 and joined Nationwide News in 2016. In 2018, she produced a special report examining the working conditions of the Bussiness Process Outsourcing Industry. She worked undercover as a call center agent for a month, revealing the lack of data protection and general security infrastructure in the industry. Her report also highlighted the poor working conditions and remuneration faced by workers in the industry. In 2018, Stevian traveled to New Delhi India where she participated in the Inaugural WHO Partners Forum benefiting from critical training related to reporting on women’s and children’s health issues.