Owned and Managed by Former Federal Polygraph Managers


Patrick J. Roche, CEO & President


Mr. Roche served the Departments of Treasury, Homeland Security, and Defense for over 34 years, retiring in 2006.  His last nine years with the Federal Government was with the U.S. Customs and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) serving as the Supervisory Special Agent in Charge of the Polygraph Operations Division. Immediately following federal retirement, Mr. Roche taught Polygraph Operations and Countermeasures at the National Center for Credibility Assessment in Columbia, SC from 2007-2008.  Mr. Roche was the Vice President of a corporation where he directed the polygraph business division from 2008 to 2014. That division provided pre-employment applicant processing services to federal, state, and local government agencies that included polygraph examination services, human resource processing, security interviews, psychological testing, and administrative support.  Mr. Roche directed the activities of eight contracts and managed senior level polygraph examiners who performed over 14,000 pre-employment and counter-intelligence polygraph examinations.  He managed over 40 polygraph examiners across five Virginia offices and one California office.  Mr. Roche is highly experienced in conducting counterintelligence and counter-terrorism polygraph examinations, as well as those polygraphs that reveal undetected crimes, illegal drug use, and falsified applications.   He founded the Capital Center for Credibility Assessment Corporation in 2014 and the company has since grown to become the largest single provider of Polygraph Services to the U.S. Government.  C3A partnered with Converus, the owner of the EyeDetect technology, in 2015, and is now the preferred provider of this exciting new capability to Federal and State Government Agencies.

Donnie Dutton, VP Polygraph Ops


 Mr. Donnie W. Dutton retired from the federal government in 2014 with over 40 years of federal service.  During Mr. Dutton’s career he held leadership positions in a variety of polygraph-related organizations, including: Chief, Threat Analysis and Strategic Support Branch for the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA), Polygraph Program Manager for the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA), European Polygraph Program Manager for the US Army Military Intelligence Command, as well as polygraph Quality Control Officer.  Mr. Dutton became a federal polygraph examiner while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1985 where he conducted examinations on suspected criminals.  Mr. Dutton has worked as both a Law Enforcement Officer/Special Agent as well as an Intelligence Officer/Special Agent throughout his years of service.  He was awarded for his work in both law enforcement and counterintelligence polygraph testing.  Mr. Dutton has extensive experience working with contract polygraph examiners and served as the Government’s Contracting Officer Technical Representative while employed at NGA.  

Donald Krapohl, Dir. Education Svcs


 Mr. Krapohl retired from the US government in 2015 after 35 years of federal service.  His final assignment was as Deputy Director for the National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA). Prior to his assignment to NCCA, Mr. Krapohl was a polygraph examiner, manager, researcher and instructor for an intelligence agency for 21 years.  During this period he conducted thousands of counter-intelligence, counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency and counter-narcotics examinations, and oversaw thousands more.  He received recognition and awards for his work on significant cases.  Mr. Krapohl is a Past President of the American Polygraph Association, its publications editor for 8 years, and he is currently the Director of the BMUK Polygraph Centre, the educational organization providing initial instruction and quality control oversight to UK government polygraph examiners. Mr. Krapohl has published over 100 scientific, technical and general interest articles and book chapters on credibility assessment, including the 2015 textbook Fundamentals of Polygraph Practice with Pamela Shaw.  Mr. Krapohl has been an invited lecturer on credibility assessment and screening for workshops of the National Academies of Sciences and the National Science Foundation, as well as for international, national and state professional associations.  Mr. Krapohl is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, American Polygraph Association, and honorary member of several state polygraph associations. He joined C3A in 2015.


Our Staff of Professionals

 C3A is a TEAM of highly trained and highly experienced experts who possess the highest values, morals, and integrity.  C3A's best attribute is our Staff of Employees and Independent Contractors who are too numerous to mention here.  We look forward to you meeting and working closely with them soon!

C3A is owned and managed by business partners Patrick J. Roche and Donnie W. Dutton. Both have extensive experience providing credibility assessment services utilizing polygraph and EyeDetect for pre-employment,  counter-intelligence, investigations, and training missions.