Lieutenant Cutchen with NCCA Special Agent Jim Hall
(left) and Special Agent Bill Gary (right).
After two years, the National Center for Credibility Assessment has formally recognized the Florida Highway Patrol as a credentialed partner and member of the Polygraph Law Enforcement Accreditation Program. Capt. George Crotta and Lt. Hubert Cutchen have worked very hard to move FHP’s polygraph program forward to align with the new national guidelines.
The NCCA requested Cutchen join its program as a federal polygraph mentor. Cutchen is about to begin mentoring a large out-of-state police agency that recently applied for membership with NCCA.
The NCCA recognized and honored FHP at the 2011 National American Polygraph Association Seminar, where it presented the Patrol with the official membership certificate. Because of the hard work by Crotta and Cutchen, FHP is the first agency in Florida to receive the certificate.
The NCCA is a federal agency that serves as the federal government’s premiere educational center for polygraph and other credibility assessment technologies. The Center performs credibility assessments for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Central Intelligence Agency and other federal entities from around the nation. The Polygraph Law Enforcement Accreditation Program is quickly becoming the standard in national law enforcement polygraph testing, and the FHP continues to be progressive in its training.