Joe Schillaci is a retired Detective Sergeant based in Miami, FL, and is a fan favorite from The First 48. He is a former Homicide Detective and Undercover Narcotics Officer for Miami PD, with over 30 years’ experience.
Schillaci oversaw 800,000 emergency and non-emergency calls per year for the 911 communications center. He spent sixteen years working undercover narcotics and tactical units, and five years with Miami Homicide handling over 300 death investigations. He also created an anti-bullying campaign and toured the country twice talking about effects of violence.
Schillaci says the highlight of his career was talking a depraved father out of cutting his two-year-old daughter’s throat while commanding the hostage negotiation unit for Miami PD.