Cops and Writers Podcast

105 NYPD Sergeant John Ferriso Going From Big City Cop to Private Investigator (Part One)

February 12, 2023 Patrick O'Donnell / John Ferriso Episode 105
Cops and Writers Podcast
105 NYPD Sergeant John Ferriso Going From Big City Cop to Private Investigator (Part One)
Show Notes

Today is episode one of a special two-part interview with retired Police Sergeant John Ferriso of the New York Police Department. 

John Ferriso was a member of the NYPD from 1993-2013. With 20 years of experience as Patrol Officer, September 11th Rescue and Recovery and Patrol Supervisor, Sergeant in charge of both the Internal Affairs Bureau and the Missing Persons Squad. John Supervised and investigated over 7,000 cases per year while assigned to the Missing Persons Squad. 

 John has his own Private Investigation Company, Ferris Investigations, specializing in Missing Persons Cases. John volunteers his investigative experience to nationwide nonprofit organizations conducting missing person investigators. He helps other investigators with their missing investigations and looks at new aspects of cold cases, while assisting family members in finding answers.  

A short story, in a New York Minute: An officer’s eyewitness account of the events of September 11, 2001, was published online.

In today’s episode, we discuss:

·      Why he was interested in law enforcement? 

·      Why he chose the New York Police Department to work.

·      What he was doing and what his job was after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

·      How he dealt with the rumors and aftermath of the terrorist attack.

·      How the city came together during this time of tragedy and their attitude towards the police. 

·      Lessons learned from 9/11. 

·      His time as a sergeant in the Internal Affairs Unit.

·      Common misconceptions and attitudes towards members of I.A.D.

All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.

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