Mr. LoJacono joined the DC Department of Forensic Sciences (DFS) in 2018. As Director of the Crime Scene Sciences Division, Mr. LoJacono leads the Crime Scene Sciences Unit (CSSU) and Central Evidence Unit (CEU). In addition to internal strategic and operational leadership, Mr. LoJacono is also responsible for creating and maintaining strong working relationships with the Division’s key stakeholders.
Prior to joining DFS, Mr. LoJacono was a founding partner of Columbia Process and Investigative Services. He provided expert strategic and critical analysis of evidence and documents in a variety of criminal and civil cases. His clients included several prominent law firms in the DC metropolitan area. Mr. LoJacono retired from MPD in 2013 as a Commander/Deputy Chief. His career spanned nearly 30 years, working for seven police chiefs and five mayors. Before retiring, as head of the Internal Affairs Division he successfully oversaw 400 or more internal criminal and/or serious misconduct cases annually.
During his career, Mr. LoJacono led several departments and was frequently sought after for his investigative and management skills. In 2008, he successfully planned and executed the largest and most complicated National Special Security Event in the history of the United States for MPD, the 2009 Presidential Inauguration. This event brought more people to one place in one day than ever before in the history of the United States. Mr. LoJacono oversaw a $24 million budget and a sprawling, multifaceted operation that utilized federal, state and local police resources from across the nation.
Mr. LoJacono also commanded the Forensic Science Division where he oversaw an $11 million budget, centralized the crime scene investigation units and was the MPD lead on the development and construction of the Consolidated Forensic Laboratory from 2002-2008. He was widely known in the Department for employing principles of loyalty, commitment, and dedicated teamwork. He enjoyed a strong reputation as an ethical leader and mentor of junior personnel. Mr. LoJacono earned a master’s degree in Management from Johns Hopkins University in 2003.