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About Us


At Deception Detection, we take pride in being the leading experts in polygraph services, committed to delivering unparalleled lie detection solutions tailored to meet your exact needs.

Owned and operated by two retired police detectives, Deception Detection was created to bring state of the art technology lie detection options to the tri-state area.  We at Deception Detection are the proud polygraph examiners serving the needs of the New York/Connecticut Metropolitan Transportation Authority for their police candidate pre-hire polygraph -exams.


We are centrally located in Berlin Connecticut.  Due to the portability of our testing equipment, we can travel throughout the tri-state area.

Why choose Deception Detection?

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Deception Detection is your Premier Polygraph Professionals in the Tri-State Area!

  1. Unrivaled Expertise: With years of experience and a team of highly skilled polygraph professionals, we bring unmatched expertise to every lie detection case. Rest assured, you are in the hands of seasoned experts.

  2. Precise and Reliable Testing: We utilize state-of-the-art polygraph technology to ensure precise and reliable results. Our cutting-edge equipment and proven methodologies guarantee the highest standards of accuracy.

  3. Customized Solutions: We understand that each situation is unique. That's why we offer personalized testing options, designed to address your specific concerns and deliver results that matter to you.

  4. Confidentiality Assured: Your privacy is paramount to us. We maintain strict confidentiality throughout the testing process, giving you peace of mind and the comfort to share your concerns openly.

  5. Prompt and Professional Service: At Deception Detection, we value your time. Our efficient scheduling and professional approach ensure a seamless testing experience, providing you with quick and accurate results.

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Gary Chute (Owner) is a retired Sergeant with the New Britain Police Department. During his tenure with that agency, he worked a variety of assignments, including patrol officer and field training officer; detective in the auto theft task force, burglary unit, and white-collar crime investigator; sergeant of the Traffic Safety Bureau and patrol. He has been a licensed private detective for ten (10) years, the principal owner of Sub Rosa Investigative Group LLC, dba Black Taurus Associates.

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Patricia “Trish” O’Connor (Owner) is a retired New York City Detective who served for 20 years. Trish proudly served in the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office where she was a member of the Detective Squad.

Working closely with New York County’s elite District Attorneys on investigations a majority of the cases Detective O’Connor worked on were confidential, discreet and highly sensitive.

Trish worked on a wide range of cases specializing in frauds and long term investigations. She is well trained and experienced in the investigative and surveillance process. Since her retirement in 2013, Patricia has worked on investigations in the private sector that include, marital and custody matters, insurance fraud, stalking, witness location, cold case homicide and business fraud.

The New England Innocence Project (NEIP) fights to correct and prevent wrongful convictions and ensure justice within the criminal legal system for innocent people imprisoned for a crime they did not commit in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


A percentage of all testing fees will be donated to: 

New England Innocence Project
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