Sergeant Christopher M. Corcione has been named Officer of the Year by the Fayetteville Police Department. He has had a distinguished career with the Fayetteville Police Department. He is a New York native and came to the Fayetteville Police Department after retiring from a successful military career.
Corcione is credited with mentoring, guiding and solving some of the most difficult murder investigations in recent history. His knowledge and experience have made him an asset to the City of Fayetteville and the Fayetteville Police Department.
“Sgt. Corcione is one of the best detectives I have had the honor and privilege of working with in my 32 year career”, says Fayetteville Police Chief Tom Bergamine. “His work ethic and professionalism is beyond reproach. Sgt. Corcione is an excellent leader and mentor, and has truly done an outstanding job for the City and citizens of Fayetteville.”
In addition to his stellar investigative career, Corcione was the first Fayetteville Police Offiicer assigned to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force. He is credited for re-establishing the Fayetteville Police Department’s Homicide Unit in 2008. He is the primary supervisor for the unit and has assumed responsibility for over one hundred death investigations throughout his career.
“I consider myself very fortunate”, says Corcione. “There is nothing to like about what (homicide detectives) do, but there is a sense of accomplishment when we can give a family some measure of justice or an explanation for the loss of a loved one."
His superior leadership style, attention to detail and meticulous management of cases has resulted in the Homicide Unit having a one hundred percent clearance rate for homicide cases in 2009. The Fayetteville Police Department is proud to name Sergeant Corcione as Officer of the Year.