This Is Not Sustainable: the Current State of Policing in America with Joe Gamaldi
Episode #42 | 21 February 2023
Cities, towns, and communities across the country are seeing the failed results of revolving door criminal justice policies. In New York City, 327 criminals accounted for 30% of the city’s 22,000 shoplifting arrests last year. Just this past December in California, a sheriff’s deputy was gunned down by a criminal who, while facing a possible life sentence, had made bail and was out in the community.
On this episode of the Blue View, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with National FOP Vice President Joe Gamaldi to discuss this crime crisis, attacks on officers, the recruitment and retention problem, and more.
About Joe Gamaldi
FOP National Vice President Joe Gamaldi was born and raised on Long Island, NY. Following high school he attended the University of Hartford, where he earned a degree in Criminal Justice, with minors in Political Science and Sociology. After graduation, Joe was hired by the NYPD in 2005 where he worked as an officer for approximately three years. He then transferred to the Houston Police Department in 2008, where he is currently an active Sergeant.
Shortly after graduation from the academy, he completed his Master’s Degree from Long Island University in Homeland Security Management. Joe then went on to serve as a Board Member of the Houston Police Officers’ Union (HPOU) FOP Lodge 110 before being elected the Second Vice President, serving in that capacity for five years before being elected President of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, where he served for three years. Joe was elected National Vice President of the Fraternal Order of Police in August of 2019 in New Orleans.