Joseph Giacalone

Joseph Giacalone

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MA: John Jay College of Criminal Justice (Criminal Justice)

BBA: Hofstra University (Banking and Finance)


Joseph L. Giacalone is a retired NYPD Detective Sergeant who held many prestigious positions during his more than 20 year career. Most of his career was dedicated to conducting and supervising major criminal investigations. Joe was the Executive Officer of the 110th Precinct Detective Squad in Queens and the Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Squad. He was responsible for managing thousands of cold case homicides and missing persons cases. While working in the NYPD, he found the time to obtain a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Specialty in Crime and Deviance from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2005.

Some of the positions that he held while employed with the NYPD:

·         Commanding Officer, Bronx Cold Case Squad

·         Commanding Officer, Crime Stoppers Unit

·         Executive Officer, Detective Bureau Training Unit

·         Director, NYPD Homicide School

·         Executive Officer, 110th Precinct Detective Squad

Professor Giacalone is an Adjunct in the Law, Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department. He is the author of The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators published by Looseleaf Law, Inc., now in its second edition. His textbook has been adopted by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission as required reading for police promotional examinations.
Professor Giacalone is often cited in the media for his unique perspective on matters related to criminal investigation and cold cases. He has consulted and trained law enforcement officers from all over the United States and the world.
He is the recipient of the NYPD Medal for Valor.


Cold Cases, Homicides, Gender Based Violence and general Criminal Investigations