DeCicco is a retired New York City Detective who originally attended college to practice Electrical Engineering. After working
a lighting designer for several years, life circumstances decreed that he join the New York City Police Department in 1973,
spending more then half his service in plainclothes, including over four years as an Organized Crime Control Bureau narcotics
investigator, then year with Brooklyn Central Robbery and more than three years with the Brooklyn South Detective Division
assigned to the 62nd Squad in Bensonhurst. After spending twenty years on the streets of New York, Joe happily retired in
on July 4th 1993, truly celebrating his own Independence Day, with over twenty awards and decorations.
Joe explains that his writings come from an inner need
to share his experiences with others while fulfilling the public’s ongoing interest with police work. In his novels,
the series main character, Michael Romano, is a dedicated police officer who sometimes, while performing his duties, inadvertently
becomes involved with people who have no business being on any police force. The author feels that while still entertaining,
his writings show all facets of the sometimes complex personalities of those who choose to be the daily guardians of our society.