Polygraph Examination



It is straightforward to set up an appointment for a polygraph examination at your home (no apartment complex at this time), only private homes, your attorney's office, company, or at a private conference room; I can set up in Middletown, NY 10940, or Goshen NY. The best practice for performing a polygraph examination is in the day, never at night when the person may be tired. The test can take a few hours to do, depending on what we need to go over, but it's never a five-minute process. Once the examination is concluded, I need to analyze the data and generate a full written report within 24 hours.

Before any examination is set up, I need to know if the person (s) taking the exam is taking any medications from a doctor, asthmatic has a heart condition, or is currently pregnant. A doctor's note on their letterhead is needed stating it's ok for her to take a lie detector exam. I will not give the exam if more than six months pregnant.

They must also be informed not to smoke any cigarettes/vaping, consume any coffee, tea, soda, or energy drinks approximately 2 hours before the exam.

** Use of marijuana or any other street drugs within a few days of the examination can affect the results, making them inconclusive; therefore, the person taking the exam needs to stop all illegal drugs 2 to 3 days before the exam.


If this is for a Criminal case, and your attorney is requesting you to submit to a polygraph examination by a highly experienced accredited examiner whose polygraph examinations has been recognized by law enforcement agencies, you came to the right place. If the person taking the test is incarcerated, their attorney will need to obtain permission for me to enter the facility and performed the polygraph examination.

If this is for a Business, employers are required by law to give 48 hours written notice to any employee they are requesting to take a polygraph examination and the reason for the exam—Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988. Please contact your attorney or State Department of Labor. No more than five tests can be done in one day due to the time it takes to perform each exam. Anyone taking the exam must have proper identification and sign a consent to release form in front of me that I will provide at the examination time.


If this is a private exam, and the examination is being conducted at your home. In that case, you will need a standard size table 4 x 4 minimum, two chairs, one chair being without wheels or padding a folding chair works best, no coffee tables, end tables, computer stands, lawn furniture, snack trays, or couches. The polygraph cannot be done in an open area with people walking about or loud noises in the room. If you do not have the proper environment for me to perform the exam, no exam will be done, and you will have to re-do the whole appointment and payment.


All animals need to be outside the area I am testing in. All examinations need to be prepaid to secure the date and time of examination and are not refunded for any reason once the payment is made and the date and time confirm by email or text, even if the person can't or will not take the examination. Depending on many factors, results can be inconclusive, but the exam is considered complete if, due to drug or alcohol use, unknown medical problems, the person does not cooperate intentionally or otherwise or refuses to take the exam.


John Ross only performs polygraph examinations to the highest standards of the American Polygraph Association. Please don't ask me to take shortcuts and to hurry because the process takes time. There are also no tricks or surprises in polygraph testing. The person taking the exam will know all the questions before we do anything.

An actual polygraph examination is in a precise format; you can't keep adding questions. I have been interviewing people for over 40 years, so please let me formulate the right questions to resolve your situation. Any papers, notes, charts used or collected are the sole property of NY POLYGRAPH and are not released for any reason. A complete report consists of all relevant questions, subjects' answers, and the analyzed data results only.


There are many reasons why, but I do not test children for any reason. Unlike others, NY POLYGRAPH does not advertise on his vehicle to alert anyone of what I am doing at your home.