About Joe Giacalone

Joe Giacalone is a retired NYPD Sergeant, current Adjunct Professor, media contributor and internationally recognized policing expert. Joe has been on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, Fox Business News, CBS, NBC, ABC, The Today Show, Good Morning America and many more.

Did the Amber Alert System Criteria Fail?

Did the Amber Alert System Criteria Fail? Coram, NY. Every parent’s worst nightmare came true this week on Long Island. A fire, a missing firearm and, an abducted child and a homicide/suicide in the span of a few hours. Suffolk County [...]

By | 2018-06-08T12:10:22+00:00 June 8th, 2018|Homicide, Joe in the News, TV News|

On the Trail of a Catholic Priest’s Killer

From Wikipedia A Guest Post by: Matt C. Abbott Father Alfred Kunz This year marks the 20th anniversary of the death of Father Alfred Kunz, a priest of the Catholic Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin. Crime Scene: Father Kunz, 67, [...]

By | 2018-06-03T09:26:48+00:00 June 4th, 2018|Cold Case, Homicide, Uncategorized, Unsolved|

NamUs 2.0 Launched

NamUs 2.0 NamUs 2.0 has arrived and with it hope for families of missing persons. The National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, or NamUs for short, is the only database available that allows input from law enforcement, medical examiners and, the [...]

By | 2018-05-22T07:47:59+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Cold Case, Human Remains, Missing Persons, NamUs, Unidentified, Unsolved|

Homicide Clearance Rates Continue to Fall in U.S.

2016 FBI’s UCR Table for Clearance Rates Homicide Clearance Rates Continue to Fall in the U.S. The FBI just recently released the 2016 Uniform Crime Report statistics and it shows the Homicide Clearance rate continues to fall. In 2016, [...]

By | 2017-10-06T08:05:45+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Clearance Rates, Statistics, UCR|

Who Gets Shot by the Police?

Officer-Involved Shootings Today, local politicians worry more about an officer-involved shooting then balancing their budgets. If you didn’t know better, one would think that there are packs of rogue cops all over the United States hunting down and killing people. But, [...]

By | 2017-09-30T12:15:43+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Officer Involved Shooting, Statistics|

To Release or Not to Release Bodycam Video

To Release or Not to Release Bodycam Video That is the question that is on everyone's mind. The NYPD decided to release bodycam footage of an officer-involved shooting rather early on in the investigation. There is immense pressure on police executives [...]

By | 2017-09-18T09:12:49+00:00 September 18th, 2017|TV News, Use of Force|