Joe Giacalone standing in a graveyard


Joe Giacalone, Law Enforcement Trainer / Media Consultant

Joseph L. Giacalone is a retired NYPD Sergeant and internationally recognized expert with an extensive background in criminal investigations. He has held many prestigious positions in the NYPD, but his favorite was the Commanding Officer of the Bronx Cold Case Homicide Squad. Joe has worked on and supervised hundreds of homicides, violent felonies, suicides and missing persons cases.

Joe has trained investigators from all over the country and the world. He has recently returned from a law enforcement training mission to Jordan.

Joe is the best-selling author of the Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators published by Looseleaf Law, Inc. and now in its Third Edition.

Joe obtained a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice with a Specialty in Crime and Deviance from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in 2005. He has been an Adjunct Professor at John Jay since 2005, where he teaches criminal investigation and other related topics.

He was a highly decorated member of the NYPD including the Department Medal of Valor.