Patrick Picciarelli

Portrait of Patrick Picciarelli.Patrick Picciarelli was a U.S. Army machine gunner in Vietnam and spent 20 years in the New York City Police Department, retiring as a lieutenant. 

He is president of Condor Security & Investigations Inc. and a partner in Balance Point Funding, a company that equalizes litigation funding in divorce actions.

He received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. He has a master’s degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University, where he is now an adjunct professor in the graduate school.

He also teaches at California University of Pennsylvania.

Picciarelli is the author of several works of nonfiction: Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye (William Morrow); its sequel, My Life in the NYPD: Jimmy the Wags (NAL); and Mala Femina: A Woman’s Life as the Daughter of a Don (Barricade Books). Movie rights to the Jimmy the Wags screenplay, which he also wrote, have been sold. 

He also has published a novel, Blood Shot Eyes.

His short story “The Prince of Arthur Avenue,” which appeared in Bronx Noir (Akashic Books 2007,  was made into a movie by KnightVision Productions and released in 2011.

Another story, “The Friendly Island,” will appear in the Crime Writers of America's annual anthology in 2012.

Takedown: The True Story of the Undercover Cop Who Brought Down the Real-Life Sopranos,

Upcoming Topics

Sept. 18: FBI — Cyber crime and child exploitation

Sept. 25: Canine police

Oct 2:  Pennsylvania State Police — Accident reconstruction 

Oct 23: Annual Homeland and International Security Conference

Oct 30: Pat Picciarelli — Private investigator and crime novelist

Nov. 6: State and federal probation 


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