Attorney General Andrew Cuomo Appoints Chief Investigator

NEW YORK, NY (February 27, 2007) – Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the appointment of Joseph A. D’Amico as the Department of Law’s Chief Investigator. Chief D’Amico will serve as the top law enforcement officer in the Office of the Attorney General.

Chief D’Amico has had a distinguished career at the New York City Police Department since 1981. He has served as Captain, Inspector, and, most recently, Deputy Chief. Chief D’Amico has commanded high-profile criminal investigations and has been the director of undercover and covert operations.

Attorney General Cuomo said, “I am proud to welcome Chief D’Amico to the Department of Law. Chief D’Amico, an accomplished and innovative executive at the NYPD, will be an invaluable leader in our efforts to serve and protect all New Yorkers.”

New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said, “Attorney General Cuomo has recruited an outstanding member of the NYPD family for Chief Investigator. Chief D'Amico brings over a quarter-of-a-century of dedicated police experience to this important post, including most recently the command of our innovative Real Time Crime Center.”

Chief D’Amico currently serves as Deputy Chief of the New York City Police Department, where he is the Commanding Officer of the Real Time Crime Center. Prior to this position, he served as Inspector and as Commanding Officer of Manhattan South Detective Operations, Queens North Detective Operations, and Internal Affairs Bureau, Group 41. He has also held the positions of Executive Officer, Detective Bureau of Manhattan, and Executive Officer, 43rd and 44th precincts. Chief D’Amico received his Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York in 1992, and he graduated from the Police Management Institute at Columbia University’s School of Business in 1996.

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