Sunil Dutta

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Sunil Dutta

Dr. Sunil Dutta was born and raised in Jaipur, India. He works for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). He is an author, adjunct professor, practitioner of Dhrupad, and a scholar of music and poetry.[1] He is the president of the North American Dhrupad Association.[2]

Dr. Dutta was a scientist before he decided to join the police. He is a scholar of Urdu mystical poetry and an Indian classical music form called Dhrupad. Dutta was born and raised in Jaipur, India. He obtained his BS from Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, India.[3] He came to the USA for his graduate studies, obtaining his MS from the University of Florida, Gainesville and his PhD from the University of California, Davis. He received his Masters degree in Security Studies from Naval Postgraduate School/Center for Homeland Defense and Security.[4]


Sunil Dutta was born and raised in a refugee family in India. His clan was a victim of religious holocaust in Punjab that accompanied the partition of British India in 1947. Many of his family members were killed in the violence and were forced to flee from their lands where they had lived for many centuries.[5] Dutta grew up in Jaipur, India.


After spending some time working as a researcher and completing his doctorate in biology, he became disillusioned with science and left academia. Dutta was always interested in social issues. After leaving science, he joined the Los Angeles Police Department. Dutta is the founder of a non-profit corporation, the North American Dhrupad Association, which promotes ancient Indian classical music. He is widely recognized as a unique police officer and has received significant media coverage. Besides publishing in magazines and newspapers, he has published a book of poetry translations with Robert Bly.[6] Dutta has published some rare audio recordings of Dhrupad music.[2]

Dutta has written numerous articles about terrorism in South Asia,[7] death penalty, revenge, religious fundamentalism, and police reform.[8][9][10][11][12] He has given many poetry recitals with Robert Bly. Dutta teaches music, art of poetry translation and is a criminology instructor. He has taught at-risk students in the inner city of Los Angeles at the high school level. At the graduate level, he has taught biology, ecology, criminal justice, and human trafficking. Currently he teaches terrorism studies at the graduate level.[13] He has organized several music concerts in Los Angeles area and instituted scholarships for music students.


  1. ^ "Lightning Should Have Fallen on Ghalib: Selected Poems of Ghalib: G.D. Thapar, Robert Bly, Sunil Duta: 9788171675760: Books". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  2. ^ a b "DHRUPAD: An Ancient Tradition by Sunil Dutta". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  3. ^ India. "Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  4. ^ "Center for Homeland Defense & Security: Dutta Brings Writing Prowess to Homeland Security". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  5. ^ "Yahoo! Groups". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  6. ^ "The Lightning Should Have Fallen on Ghalib: Selected Poems of Ghalib: Ghalib, Robert Bly, Sunil Dutta: 9780880016865: Books". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  7. ^ "Leading News Resource of Pakistan". Daily Times. 2012-04-21. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  8. ^ Sunil Dutta (2010-12-30). "How to fix America's broken criminal justice system". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  9. ^ "Making the case for creating a more comprehensive public safety agency". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  10. ^ "Sunil Dutta: How to prevent terrorism and crime: new ideas on intelligence and policing". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  11. ^ "Sunil Dutta: Nonlethal weapons will bring a revolution to policing". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  12. ^ Sunil Dutta (2010-11-22). "Criminal profiling vs. racial profiling - Los Angeles Times". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  13. ^ "Sunil Dutta | Adjunct Professor | CTU Faculty". Retrieved 2013-09-28. 

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