Joseph “Joe” Puccio is the licensed Qualified Manager and Consultant.  Joe has 42

years in law enforcement public safety experience, retired as a Supervising Special

Investigator – Lieutenant, holds a Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice, holds a Life

Time Teaching Credential, and all of the Peace Officer Standards of Training Basic,

Intermediate, and Advanced Certificates (POST) issued.  Joe has provided  Security

Management since 2008 and has been teaching for 35 years.  Joe holds a certified NRA

pistol, rifle, shotgun, home safety/protection, conceal carry, range safety officer, Bureau

of Security and Investigative Services firearms instructor and  baton instructor. Joe has

30 years of experience as a criminal justice instructor.

He has been a peace officer in the State of California since 1966 with basic training from

Alameda County Sheriff’s Office during 1965-66.  He served in the positions of Deputy

Sheriff, Police Officer, Police Detective, District Attorney Investigator, Chief Investigator,

State Investigator, Lead Senior Investigator, and Supervising Special Investigator I /



While employed as the District Attorney’s Chief Investigator for the Trinity

District Attorney’s Office, I served as the supervisor of the Family Support Division. 

Over the few years that I managed the Family Support Division, I was able to raise the

collection rate from $125,000.00 to $500,000.00 per year.  Also, while at Trinity County, I

conducted trial preparation investigations for the District Attorney working closely with

him to bring major criminal cases to a successful prosecution.


I left Trinity County District Attorney’s Office and moved to the Sacramento
Valley to care

for my parents as a result of their health.  I worked as a Resident Deputy Sheriff for the

Yolo County Sheriff’s Department and then worked for the Winters Police Department. 

While at Winters Police Department, I wrote a number of grants which were successful in

bringing additional revenue to the Police Department.  While employed by Winters

Police Department, I was selected “Officer of the Year” two years in a row for my

exceptional work in the community and grant writing ability.  Further, I was selected to

be the Grand Marshall for the Youth Day Parade; an honor bestowed upon me as a result

of my direct work with juveniles in the community and with the Winters Joint Unified

School District.


I left Winters Police Department to re-enter State service for promotional

Napa State Hospital (NSH) employed me as a Hospital Police Officer I.  While employed

by NSH, I was promoted to Senior Special Investigator and transferred to Patton State

Hospital (PSH).  At PSH, I became the Lead Senior Special Investigator handling all of

PSH’s criminal, civil, and administrative cases.  During my time at PSH, I worked closely

with William L. Summers, Executive Director (Deceased), to bring issues to a positive



At PSH, I wrote policies, was a member of the Policy Review Board,
worked closely with

Central Nursing Services, Clinical Administrator, Hospital Administrator, Program

Directors and their assistants.  I was able to simplify the reporting process and was able

to clear over 100 cases per quarter with successful criminal prosecutions on most of the

cases delivered to the District Attorney’s Office.


In April 2001, I was given the opportunity to transfer to the Department of D

Services’ Headquarters Office in Sacramento.  While at Headquarters, I was assigned to

the Professional and Standards Branch of the Office of Protective Services (OPS).  In

May, June, and July 2001, I obtained Peace Officer Standards & Training (POST) training

to conduct Peace Officer background investigations and Peace Officer Internal Affairs

investigations.  Since, I have conducted numerous Peace Officer and Non-Peace Officer

Background investigations and general Internal Affairs investigations.  Additionally, I

managed the OPS mobile fleet which included fire engines, ambulances, police patrol

units, commander vehicles, and unmarked units.


Furthermore, I volunteered as a firefighter for the Weaverville Volunteer
Fire Department

and received training in fire protection and firefighting.  At San Mateo County District

Attorney’s Office and at Trinity County District Attorney’s Office, I wrote the Safety Policy

and Procedures for both offices.  At Trinity County, I was recruited as the safety trainer-

instructor for the Joint County Power to train all of the Joint County Power employees.


In 1971, I graduated from California State University at Sacramento with a
Bachelor of

Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts Degree in 1978.  I continued my

education taking Peace Officer Standards of Training courses and other courses to

refresh and improve my skills.  I hold five POST Certificates, which are: three general law

enforcement certificates (Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced) and two specialized

Investigator certificates (Intermediate and Advanced).  I have a lifetime Secondary

Teaching Credential for all law enforcement subjects and completed the POST

Supervisory Core Course.


I retired on May 20, 2008, and have been managing security companies and

criminal justice courses at Heald College, San Jose/Milpitas Campus.  I acquired the

Heald College security contract and stepped down from teaching at Heald.  I was

returned to Heald College Instructional Staff in Legal and Criminal Justice Department. 

Heald College was controlled by the parent company Corinthian Colleges, Inc. which

filed bankruptcy on April 26, 2015.  My contract ended and all teachers/instructors were

dismissed as a result of the campus closing.  However, my staff was armed on campus

for over two years and successfully harden the target and maintained safety and security

on the campus.


When considering my experience and State Secondary Education
Teaching Credential, I

am the perfect candidate to manage security for all segments of our society, for all areas

of concern, and to conduct investigation in the State of California and other locations as



I conduct investigations for one law firm in the state assisting the law firm

successfully litigate cases to a positive conclusion.


My belief is security/investigators/police/other law enforcement staff must
meet the

challenge of the future by moving forward with positive innovations to improve services

and keep budget expenditures to the lowest possible level.  We need to meet the needs

of each employee, student, client, customer, and community member.  There is a median

in the management of a law enforcement public safety and as an owner of a security firm

and an investigator that should protect the community as a whole that must be

achieved.  I am willing to meet this challenge.  My lengthy experience, training, and

education will benefit you and your clients.


 Respectfully submitted,


Joseph P. Puccio

Qualified Manager

License Firearms Instructor

License Baton Instructor

NRA Instructor for Pistol, Rifle, Shotgun, Home Protection, and Conceal

Joseph Puccio- Consultant

All City Patrol Services