Mr. Dutton retired from the federal government on January 31, 2014 with over 40 years of service.  After retirement he opened a private business specializing in polygraph quality control, polygraph testing, and lecturing around the world on a variety of topics.

Mr. Dutton began his government service in 1973 when he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps.  As a Marine he served as a Correctional Specialist, Military Policeman, and Criminal Investigator. 

In 1986 he received polygraph training from the U.S. Army Military Police School.  Following his military service Mr. Dutton was a special agent/polygraph examiner for the U.S. Air Force, Office of Special Investigations (OSI). 

Next he accepted a teaching position with the Department of Defense Polygraph Institute (DoDPI) on behalf of the U.S. Army Military Intelligence (MI) Command.  In 1990 Mr. Dutton was transferred to Berlin, Germany, where he opened an Army MI polygraph field office.  Due to the end of the Cold War, in 1992 he was reassigned to Augsburg, Germany where he managed the European Polygraph Program. 

In 1995, he was assigned to the 902nd MI Group, Quality Control (QC) Branch in Ft. Meade, Maryland, to perform QC of Army MI polygraph examinations.  Mr. Dutton was hired by DoDPI in 1996 to be a full time polygraph instructor.  

In 2007, he accepted the manager position for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA) polygraph program, and was subsequently promoted to Chief, Personnel Security Division.  In May, 2010, Mr. Dutton returned to the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA), located at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, to serve as the Chief, Threat Analysis and Strategic Support Branch (TASS).  TASS is the federal government’s focal point for polygraph and credibility assessment (CA) awareness activities.  In addition the TASS Branch provides polygraph support in the form of operational and technical advice and assistance to strategic counterintelligence and law enforcement efforts.

Mr. Dutton earned his Bachelor Degree in sociology/criminal justice from Central State University, Edmond, Oklahoma, and his Masters of Science Degree in Forensic Psychophysiology from Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, Alabama.

Mr. Dutton has lectured internationally to government and non-government groups on the polygraph and related issues, and continues today.  He has authored and co-authored several articles on the polygraph.

Mr. Dutton’s professional affiliations include membership with the American Polygraph Association (APA), American Association of Police Polygraphists (AAPP), and South Carolina Association of Polygraph Examiners (SCAPE).  He held offices as Director, Vice President, President, and Chairman of the Board for the APA, and Vice President for SCAPE.  Mr. Dutton currently serves as the Vice President, Government, on the APA Board of Directors.

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