Sergeant John Mocello has been a law enforcement officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia
since 2007. Prior to that, Sergeant Mocello was a staff member at one of Virginia’s regional
criminal justice training academies developing an online training program and teaching a
variety of courses. Sergeant Mocello earned a Bachelor of Science degree from James Madison
University where he double majored in Sociology and Media Arts & Design with a concentration
in digital media/digital video.
Sergeant Mocello has served in many roles, including patrol officer, field training officer,
detective, FBI Safe Streets Task Force Officer, and Detective Sergeant supervising general
assignment investigations. Currently, Sergeant Mocello serves as the Detective Sergeant
supervising the Special Investigations Unit for the Leesburg, VA Police Department with a
primary focus on investigations involving narcotics, gang, and street crime offenses.
Sergeant Mocello is a seasoned investigator and leader with experience spanning all types of
investigations to include crimes against persons, narcotics, sex crimes, juvenile crimes, and
human trafficking. Throughout his career, Sergeant Mocello has identified and investigated
criminal organizations at the local, national, and international levels. Sergeant Mocello has
experience presenting to local, state, and federal partners on various topics including homicide
investigations, overdose investigations, gang investigations, and report writing.
See John’s LinkedIn.