ABOUT THE SHOW:
Chris DePerno, John Savage, Ray Dietrich, & Marianne Robb
Chris DePerno – New York
Detective Christopher DePerno started his law enforcement career with the Tompkins County Sheriff, working the criminal road patrol. While there, he became involved in a violent burglary, in which two brothers were attempting to burglarize a drugstore, and gunshots were fired. Both brothers were captured.
Detective DePerno was awarded the Medal of Valor for going hand to hand with one of the brothers.
Detective DePerno then joined the Ithaca Police Department. He was part of the uniformed Patrol Division, and a New York State Department of Criminal Justice Service certified Police Instructor/Trainer. While there, he was sent to the FBI Academy to become a Defensive Tactics and Use of Force specialist.
After graduation from the FBI Academy, Mr. DePerno taught at the Broome County Police Academy, where he gave classes on Basic Criminal Investigation and trained Police Officers on Defensive Tactics and the Use of Force.
During his time at the Ithaca Police Department, he was awarded the Kiwanis Officer of the Year for work in drug interdiction. Mr. DePerno was then recruited by the Syracuse Police Department, where he became a Detective. He was first assigned to the Abused Persons Unit, the Rape Task Force, where he investigated high profile adult rapes and child sexual assault cases. He was then transferred to the Criminal Investigation Division. He became a case detective working and solving major crimes, investigating homicides, shootings, stabbings, armed robberies, bank robberies, and white-collar crimes.
The division sent him to school to become a professional interviewer and interrogator. Mr. DePerno became a highly skilled interviewer/Interrogator collecting confessions from some of the most heinous criminals in Central New York. He then was transferred to the Office of the Chief of Police, where he was given to the District Attorney Office and became the Liaison to the D.A.’s office, working on very sensitive cases. He was one of a small team of detectives who worked and solved the first hate-crime and bombing of a Temple in the City of Syracuse.
Mr. DePerno finished 25 years of a law enforcement career, with multiple citations and awards. He has one of the best confession rates in New York.
John Savage is a 30-year Law Enforcement veteran. Having been exposed firsthand to the noble profession of policing, he grew up with a father who was a Police Officer and knew at a young age that he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps.
Beginning his Law Enforcement career in 1986, he worked for two small village Police Departments in northern New York. John quickly realized he wanted to expand his police career opportunities and transferred to The City of Syracuse Police Department in central New York in 1991.
Working for Syracuse PD, John held the Patrol Officer, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, and Detective Sergeant positions. As a Detective Sergeant, he supervised several specialty units such as a plainclothes street crimes / major crimes unit, a multi-agency gang task force, a cold-case homicide unit, and the U.S. Marshals fugitive task force. His collateral duties also included being the primary supervisor for the officer-involved shooting investigation unit.
John also served for 24 years on the department’s SWAT Team, holding the positions of a sniper, tactical operator, assistant team leader, team leader, team coordinator, and assistant tactical commander.
He retired in 2016 as a highly decorated member of the Syracuse Police Department. Keeping the “family business” alive, he currently has two nephews that are Police Officers with Syracuse PD.
John is currently employed as an adjunct instructor for The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services, The Louisiana State University National Center for Biomedical Research and Training, and The New York State Division of Homeland Security – State Preparedness Training Center.
Proud of his service and that of his Blue family, John is an outspoken supporter of Law Enforcement and a fierce critic of those that choose to demean the noble profession.
Ray Dietrich – California
Ray Dietrich spent years in law enforcement in the Southern California area, working as a CSO, Deputy, Detective, & Sergeant. While at L.A. County & Riverside County Sheriff, he had assignments in Jails, Patrol, Gangs, Street Narcotics, Detective Bureau, Internal Affairs, Patrol Supervisor & Watch Commander.
Marianne Robb – Arizona
Marianne (Hayne) Robb has been a Police Officer in the State of Arizona for 33 years and counting.
In her career, she had worked in the positions of a Crime Prevent Officer, Narcotics Detective, Arson Detective, Property Crimes Detective, and most of her career as a street patrol officer.
As a Patrol Officer, Marianne’s primary function is to Serve and Protect the community at large, protect the vulnerable populations, and maintain a relationship of mutual respect and understanding with her community.
Marianne has received numerous awards;
- Officer of the Year
- Special recognition for an Arson Investigation which led to an arrest and conviction of the suspect
- Distinguished Team Service Award as a Property Crimes Detective
- Special Recognition award as a Navajo County Drug Task Force Detective
- Years of Service Recognition award.
Marianne has implemented Crime Prevention Programs and Child Safety (Stranger Danger) Programs. Marianne interviewed on news programs talking about Home and Child Safety. Marianne and other Police Officers were a part of making a training video for the Arizona Police Officer Standards Board.
Marianne attended Phoenix Regional Police Training Academy in 1987.
In the past 33 years as a police officer, she had attended numerous training schools:
- The Reid Technique of Interview and Interrogation
- Detecting Deception with Dr. Steven Rhoads
- Department of Safety Fingerprint Identification School
- FBI Evidence Collection course
- Crisis Intervention training course
- State Fire (Arson) School
- Numerous Traffic Investigation classes
- Numerous Advanced Officer Training courses
- Firearms training/qualification