Michael Warren Ferre
Police Department in PI. Grove Prepared to Operate Polygraph PLEASANT GROVE - The police department here is equipped with a polygraph machine and will be giving tests for all police departments in north Utah County at their request, Police Chief Mike Ferre has reported. Chief Ferre recently completed a six week training course at Gormac Polygraph School in Arcadia, Calif. Although qualified by the polygraph school, he is still considered to be a trainee and works under the supervision of Brent Bullock, an investigator for the county attorney's office. After he has completed the intern period he will take a state test to become a licensed polygraph operator. So far Chief Ferre has run about twenty tests for Pleasant Grove and Orem but will test for American Fork, Lehi, Lindon, and Alpine also, at their request. The chief noted that his instruction included maintenance of the instrument, different types of testing, contrtol questions, interviews, chart interpretations, chart marking, interrogation, anatomy and physiology and general psychology. The instrument itself costs about $1700, the chief said. He also stated that when the proper questioning is followed and interpreted that the polygraph is very accurate. He pointed out that polygraph testing of many businesses now use their employees more frequently as a deterrent to dishonesty.