June 11, 2015
NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio today appointed Salvatore Carcaterra, designated by NYPD Commissioner Bratton, to the Civilian Complaint Review Board. As a member of the CCRB, Carcaterra will review agency investigations of misconduct complaints against NYPD officers and will make findings, along with other Board members, on whether or not to substantiate the allegations.
“We’re committed to building trust and cooperation between police and the communities they serve, and an independent and transparent CCRB plays a critical role in protecting New Yorkers’ rights and civil liberties. Given his extensive experience in the field of public safety, Sal Carcaterra will be a strong and knowledgeable addition to the Board,” said Mayor de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bratton.
Sal Carcaterra brings over two decades of law enforcement and counterterrorism experience to the CCRB. As Deputy Chief of Police from 2000-2002, he organized and managed the implementation of the NYPD’s overall terrorism response after the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. Carcaterra also helped direct and manage the daily operations of the entire NYPD workforce, which has equipped him with an incredibly thorough understanding of the Department and makes him a knowledgeable addition to the CCRB. Prior to serving as Deputy Chief, Carcaterra held other leadership positions within the NYPD. Currently, he is the president of a private security consulting firm, SFC Security & Intelligence, and has over ten years of experience in assuring security, stability, and protection for corporate and personal clients. Carcaterra fills the third seat on the Board designated by Commissioner Bratton.
About Sal Carcaterra
Sal Carcaterra is currently the president of SFC Security & Intelligence, a security consulting firm. Since 2002, he has worked at several security firms across New York City, managing two technology divisions, directing counter-surveillance measures, and serving as a liaison to government agencies such as the NYPD and MTA. Prior to his security consulting work, Carcaterra spent over two decades with the New York City Police Department, where he served as the Executive Officer to the Chief of the Department – helping manage the Department, conducting and planning counter-terrorism operations, and monitoring major internal and criminal investigations. Carcaterra also served as Commanding Officer for several different divisions of the NYPD, including the Fugitive Enforcement Division, the Office of Deputy Commissioner of Operations, the Hate Crimes Task Force, and the 66th Precinct. He also worked as an Executive Officer for the 70th Precinct and the NYPD Detective Bureau. Carcaterra received his B.S. in Criminal Justice from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and is a graduate of the New York City Police Academy, the FBI National Academy, and the Police Management Institute at Columbia University.
The CCRB is made up of 13 members: five members designated by the Mayor; five members designated by the City Council; and three members designated by the Police Commissioner. The CCRB is an independent agency that is empowered to receive, investigate, mediate, hear, make findings, and recommend action on complaints against New York City police officers alleging the use of excessive or unnecessary force, abuse of authority, discourtesy, or the use of offensive language. The Board’s investigative staff, composed entirely of civilian employees, conducts investigations in an impartial fashion and forwards its findings to the Police Commissioner. When the Board substantiates misconduct and recommends the most serious form of discipline, the agency’s attorneys prosecute police officers at administrative trials.