Joseph A Pollini

Mr. Joseph A Pollini

Police Expert, Inc.
107-24 71 Road-Suite PH2C
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Office: 917-969-1711
Fax: 718-268-4650

I am a retired Lieutenant Commander of the New York City Police Department, having served for more than 33 years. During my tenure with the NYPD, I have served in the ranks of police officer, detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Lieutenant and Detective Lieutenant Commander. I have worked in the Narcotics Division as an undercover and field investigator, as a detective in the Arson/Explosion Division conducting terrorists bombing investigations, as a detective in homicide, precinct detective squad, Major Case Squad, Safe Loft and Truck Squad and Major Case Squad.

I have also performed the function of being a patrol supervisor, supervisor/commander of detectives in the Brooklyn Robbery Squad, 81 Detective Squad, Major Case Squad and Cold Case Homicide Squad. During my 33 years of service I have performed or supervised almost all police procedures and have testified on numerous occasions in state and federal court as a police expert.

Currently, I am the Deputy Chairperson and Police Studies Coordinator for the Law/Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration Department at John Jay College. During my 25 years at John Jay College, I have taught 18 different undergraduate and 5 graduate level courses in the areas of police science, criminal justice and corrections. I also serve as the college's media representative on police related matters and have been quoted on numerous occasions as a police/detective expert.

I have testified as a police procedures expert witness in U.S. Federal Court and New York State Court. I have prepared numerous affidavits as a police expert. I have also served as a consultant on numerous occasions in police liability cases.

Areas of Expertise
  • 1983 Litigation
  • Deadly/Excessive Force
  • Gangs
  • Informants
  • Law Enforcement
  • Police Procedures
  • Private Investigators
  • Surveillance
  • Terrorism

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Lieutenant Commander New York City Police Department-33 years-
Master of Arts, Criminal Justice
Deputy Chairperson-Law/Police Science and Criminal Justice Administration-John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: International Homicide Investigators Association
Fraternal Order of Police
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: I am a full time, tenured faculty member of John Jay College of Criminal Justice. I have taught over 18 different undergraduate and 5 different Graduate courses in the field of police science, corrections and criminal justice.
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: Over 50
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: Police Procedure- handcuffing, high speed pursuit, use of informants, unnecessary use of force, unlawful detention, prisoner abuse, improper investigative procedures.
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 100%
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: None
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: Twice
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: December 19, 2014
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: Numerous times as a police officer and twice as a civilian expert on police practice and procedure in Eastern District Federal Court, New York and New York State Supreme Civil Court.
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 3 Times
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 13
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: Expert reports, testimony, consulting, investigations and case preparation
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: $250 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: @250 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: $2,500 per day, or part of a day
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: $2,500 per day
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: Travel expenses for depositions and trials ($125.00 per hour). Preparation for depositions and trials ($250.00 per hour).


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