Nicholas B. Casale
Nick started his law enforcement career as a NYC court officer in 1976 and as a correction officer in 1978 before joining the NYPD. As a detective Mr. Casale was assigned to the Police Commissioner's Office (1989 - 1993) and as Confidential Aid to the Chief of Department, the highest-ranking uniformed officer (1994 - 2002) serving under three consecutive administrations, and promoted to the prestigious rank of First-Grade Detective. Only one hundred detectives receive this appointment.
In the days after the Terror Attacks of September11th Mr. Casale was tapped by two legends of New York’s law enforcement community, James K. Kallstrom the former FBI Assistant Director and Louis R. Anemone the former NYPD Chief of Department, to provide leadership and support to prevent another attack. The newly created Office of Public Security, which later became New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, quickly became a national model for other states to follow.
In 2002 Mr. Casale joined the Metropolitan Transportation Authority as the agency's first ever Deputy Director of Police & Security and later as the Director of Counter Terrorism operations. Mr. Casale commanded the joint infrastructure task force and was responsible for reducing the agency's vulnerability to terrorism and weapons of mass destruction that protected 8 million New Yorker's using the City's network of subways, rail roads, buses, bridges and tunnels each day.
Nick traveled, as a guest of the Jewish Institute of National Security Affaires, to Israel to meet with Mr. Doron Bergerbest, Head of the Protection and Security Division of the Israel Security Agency, Dr. Uzi Landau, Minister of Public Security and then Mayor of Jerusalem and later Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Nick was appointed Bernard Madoff's Special Bail Monitor by the United States District Court.
Mr. Casale was appointed in 2019 as chief investigator to the the Special District Attorney for Richmond County to investigate election fraud.
Mr. Casale has lectured on transportation and critical infrastructure security at the Federal Transportation Administration, National Transit Institute and various Joint Terrorist Task Forces.
Today, Nick is licensed private detective and principal officer of Casale Associates, LLC, guest columnist for the New York Daily News, a regular on "A Crime To Remember" and Law & Crime Network. For six consecutive years Nick as been retained as an ABC News "on-air contributor" for security and police coverage.
Mr. Casale's successes have catapulted him onto the main stage of New York’s litigation community.