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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.

The Textbook

The 3rd Edition has been completely revised with new investigative techniques, law updates, additional questions and new forensic photographs! The Criminal Investigative Function: A Guide for New Investigators, is a candid, real-world look at investigations, from the crime scene to [...]

By | November 16th, 2016|CIF Book, Crime Scene, Death Investigation, Education, Evidence, Home Page, Training|

Welcome to the new home site of Joe Giacalone !!

My team and I will be building a new site over the next couple weeks with so many new features and departments to serve you. I am sure you will be pleased with the new content. The future of our site featuring [...]

By | November 5th, 2016|Advocate, Education, Forensics, Maps, Missing Persons, NamUs, Training, Uncategorized|

4 Keys That Led to the Capture of Ahmad Khan Rahami

On Saturday, September 17, 2016, Ahmad Khan Rahami, unleashed a wave of terror in Seaside New Jersey at a Marine Corp 5K run, which culminated at night with two pressure cooker bombs in Chelase, New York City. Rahami had the City [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|Cell Phone, Mobile Phone, Surveillance System|

IACP Release New Guide on Handling Officer Involved Shootings

At the moment, every police executive should be concerned about handling officer-involved shootings (OIS). The International Chiefs of Police (IACP) released a new guide for police executives, administrators, and investigators on how to handle officer-involved shootings (OIS). Over the past year [...]

By | August 12th, 2016|Officer Involved Shooting|

NY State Passes Law Requiring Medical Examiners to Use NamUs

  New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo, signed a bill into law requiring all medical examiners and coroners in the state to input unidentified human remains exemplars into the National Missing and Unidentified System, or NamUs for short. Most of the [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Human Remains, Missing Persons, NamUs, Unidentified|

Forensic Entomologist Dr. Jason Byrd on Crime Talk (S1, E12)

  Tonight at 5:35PM EST, on Crime Talk, WRCN 103.9FM, I will have University of Florida Board Certified Forensic Entomologist, Dr. Jason Byrd. We will be discussing the role that insects play in aiding investigators with the Post Mortem Interval [...]

The National Law Enforcement Museum (S1, E11)

Tonight at 5:35PM EST, on Crime Talk, I will speak with Rebecca Looney, the Senior Director of Exhibits and Programs for the future National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C. set to open in 2018. The Museum will be built directly [...]

What is a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner? (S1, E10)

Tonight on Crime Talk, 5:35PM EST, I will speak with Nurse Practitioner Michelle Tepper, a certified Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner, or SANE for short. We will discuss the critical role that forensic nurses play in sexual assault investigations. Every sexual assault [...]

9 Myths about Stop, Question and Frisk Debunked

The police use of Stop, Question and Frisk, has begun a national debate. Is it being used properly and within the bounds of the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Terry v. Ohio? 1. Stop, Question and Frisk is a law. No, [...]

By | May 14th, 2016|Civil Rights, Interview Interrogation, SCOTUS, Warrants|