As a retired Deputy Inspector of Police serving over 26 years with the NYPD, Andrew Costello comes with practical experience to the program. He has worked for the NYPD’s Patrol Bureau, Transit Bureau, the Police Commissioner’s Office, and the Chief of Detectives. Of Dr. Costello’s more notable achievements in the NYPD was the development the Enterprise Case Management System (ECMS) in which he received the 2008 Excellence in Achievement award. Additionally, he developed the database to track all DNA exemplar of victims and comparator submissions of family members from the 9/11 World Trade Center attack.

Costello is looking forward to pursue research in criminal investigations and forensics. His research and interests start from the collection and analysis of physical evidence to identification procedures and interrogations.

Costello has a bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College, a M.A. in Criminal Justice from the State University at Albany, and a Ph.D. in Criminal Justice from John Jay and the Graduate Center of New York.

Courses Taught at New York Tech

  • CRIM 101: Introduction to the Criminal Justice System
  • CRIM 300: Criminal Law and Procedure
  • CRIM 375: Ethics in Criminal Justice

Professional Honors & Awards

  • NYC Excellence in Achievement Award, 2008

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