This bill would allow the polygraph (aka lie detector) test requirement to be waived for applicants to Customs and Border Protection (CBP) jobs who have qualifying experience in law enforcement or the military. In effect, this would allow CBP to speed up its hiring process for such applicants who have already gone through a polygraph test or similar background check in their current jobs.
An applicant would need to meet the following specific criteria, in addition to not engaging in or being under investigation for criminal activity or misconduct:
State and local law enforcement officers would have to have served for at least three continuous years, have the ability to arrest or apprehend someone, and have completed a successful polygraph in their current job.
Federal law enforcement officers would have to have served for at least three continuous years; have the ability to arrest or apprehend someone, use a weapon, or serve a warrant; and hold a current/in-scope Tier 4 background investigation or Tier 5 single-scope background check in their current job.
Transitioning members of the Armed Forces would need to have served at least four years, held a security clearance in the last five years, have undergone a current/in-scope Tier 4 background investigation or Tier 5 single-scope background check in the last five years, and have received or be eligible for an honorable discharge.