Patrick Picciarelli


Department of Criminal Justice and Psychology


Patrick Picciarelli DCJ, is a former New York Police Department lieutenant, licensed private investigator, polygraph expert, and published author. Areas of specialization include organized crime and white collar crime.


  • Jimmy the Wags: Street Stories of a Private Eye (William Morrow)
  • My Life in the NYPD: Jimmy the Wags (NAL)
  • Mala Femina: A Woman’s Life as the Daughter of a Don (Barricade Books)
  • Undercover Cop: The True Story of the Undercover Cop Who Brought Down the Real-Life Sopranos (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Street Warrior: The True Story of the NYPD’s Most Decorated Detective and the Era That Created Him (St. Martin’s Press).
  • Hollywood Godfather: My Life in the Movies and the Mob (St. Martin’s Press)
  • Blood Shot Eyes (Trafford Books)
  • The Prince of Arthur Avenue (Akashic Books 2007)

Movies/TV Series

  • The Prince of Arthur Avenue (KnightVision Productions)
  • Unstoppable (Discovery Channel)
  • B.A. Criminal Justice
  • M.A. Criminal Justice:
  • M.A. Writing Popular Fiction
  • D.C.J.


Phone: 724-396-2808