With aspirations of opening his own private investigation agency, Salvatore “Sal” Mistretta spent 26 years as a police officer, including five years as commanding officer of the investigative unit in New York. He oversaw nine civilian employees and six police officers. In this position, he reviewed cases under investigation, created new policies to improve efficiency, and approved all final determinations. Salvatore Mistretta also served as a patrol officer for 19 years. He dealt with crime prevention, arrests, and first-response calls. He also worked as a patrol field-training officer, training patrol recruits.
Salvatore Mistretta received the marksmanship award at the police academy. He was a decorated officer and appeared in the NY Daily News after saving the life of a two-month-old baby boy Timothy Bradley’s life.
Before becoming a police officer, Salvatore Mistretta served with the U.S. Marine Corps for four years. During his time in the military, he received the Physical Fitness Award during basic training at Parris Island. He was honorably discharged in the rank of lance corporal. Sal Mistretta studied business administration at SUNY Farmingdale and SUNY Old Westbury.
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