Chief Criminal Investigator and Director of Operations Christian D'Alessandro
Chief Investigator Christian D’Alessandro is serving in his 25th year of law enforcement with nearly 20 years supervising investigations. He was the Commander of Patrol when he first began working with then Assistant District Attorney David Soares in a new Community Prosecution Initiative, operating from an Albany Police Outreach Office at 289 Clinton Ave. Along with ADA Soares, Christian began organizing the Arbor Hill Community and directing the Officers under his command towards improving public safety. The blending of Community Prosecution with Community Policing helped lay the foundation of improved relationships between citizens, police and prosecutors that continues today. District Attorney Soares appointed Christian as his Chief Investigator in 2005 and he oversees the Investigative Unit which assists the Office in making cases “trial ready”.
Chief D’Alessandro lives with his wife, Karen in Colonie. He is most proud of his three children; Christina, Joseph and Alicia along with his two grandsons; Justice and Jackson. Chief D’Alessandro served 4 years in the Army. Recognized as the honor graduate from basic training, he was awarded the American Spirit Honor Medal. Assigned to the Army Security Agency, he graduated from the Defense Language Institute with a degree in Spanish and deployed to the 193rd Infantry Brigade in the Panama Canal Zone. He completed the Albany Police Department Academy in 1987, was selected as Class Leader and Most Outstanding Student. He earned a B.A. in Political Science at SUNY Albany and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy. He has served on numerous community and criminal justice task forces and is the recipient of the James and Pearl Campbell Peace and Justice Award, ARISE Community Excellence Award, The Albany Police Emergency Services Team Award of Excellence, and the U.S. Marshal Violent Felony Fugitive Task Force Recognition Award. He is a founding member of the Capital Region Cops For Christ.