The Original UK Polygraph Association

The British Polygraph Society (BPS) official website

The BPS (British Polygraph Society) is a professional, independent organisation committed to ensuring the ethical integrity of Polygraph Testing and Science. Our Society is of interest to highly trained, qualified and accredited polygraph examiners, those associated with the deception detection industry and private individuals.

All of our members are committed to providing a valid and accurate means to verify the truth and establish the highest standards of ethical, professional and moral conduct in the polygraph field. We are the only association that provides approved advanced training for our members, ensuring they are the best in the field.

Norfolk Police like many others before them are creating a polygraph department for the management of sex offenders in the community, we now have many Government examiners working throughout the UK, the advert from the Norfolk Police Force page is below.

Welcome to British Polygraph Society official website

Our website exists to provide the members of BPS and the general public with expert, up to date information related to polygraph science and its practice. Our service is available to anyone who has an interest in the industry whether for personal or professional purposes.

Dedicated to establishing and maintaining the optimum standards of ethical and professional behaviour we set the bar high for membership. With integrity comes respectability and the BPS enjoys an enviable reputation within the UK polygraph sphere for these and many other qualities.

BPS Members

All members of the BPS are required to adhere to our strict Code of Ethics and high Standards of Practice. The morality, confidentiality, ethical and professional conduct of our members is not negotiable. Professionals who join our Society receive assistance in following our Code of Conduct and are committed to the veracity of truth in all that they do.

The BPS actively encourages members to develop their skills through continuous research, training, study and cooperation with professionals in the field. These aspects of development, including internship, are checked by us each year to allow members to maintain their membership of our Society.

Committed to the professional detection of deception, the BPS protects the public interest in the UK via research, education, discipline and ongoing training. This includes our member examiners completing coursework spanning hundreds of hours at a recognised accredited training facility.

Mission and Objectives

  • To inspire and influence the advancement of deception detection techniques in the UK
  • To develop and strengthen collaboration among law enforcement agencies to apply and utilise accepted methods of polygraph examinations
  • To progress the development of optimum standards of practice within the polygraph industry, nurturing and inspiring scientific research, advancement of study and contemporary polygraph proficiency and performance.
  • To embrace qualified, accredited polygraph examiners from the UK and globally who wish to share their knowledge and experience to assist society in determining the truth.
  • To provide an exchange network for data relevant to deception detection experiences, research and white papers
  • To cooperate locally and globally with other polygraph bodies and associations to the benefit of our members
  • To ensure that only members with the highest credentials, whether collectively or individually, are involved in the BPS


Lie detector tests planned for offenders

Domestic violence offenders in England and Wales could face compulsory lie-detector tests when released from prison under proposed new laws. Those deemed at high risk of re-offending will be given regular polygraph tests to find out if they have breached release...

Inconsistent Polygram

The psychophysiological responses monitored by and during a polygraph test are recorded and displayed on the Polygram (polygraph chart) and later evaluated and analyzed by the examiner, either by global evaluation or by numerical analysis. While the global analysis...

Examining Different Types of Comparison Questions in a Field Study of CQT Polygraph Technique: Theoretical and Practical Implications, Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling

Since 1947 when the comparison question was first integrated by John Reid into the test format it became the key target of anti-polygraph criticisers. Not surpris-ingly, the Comparison (control) Question Techniques also happens to be the test technique most frequently...

The British Polygraph Society

Always look for the BPS logo, when you are looking for a high quality Polygraph Examiner

Our members will always display the BPS logo, an endorsement of their credentials in the field of highly qualified, confidential and professional Polygraph Examiners