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
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
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.
You can obtain a copy of Mr.
Curriculum Vitae or his
Biography by clicking the links here.