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Work With A New Jersey Private Investigator You Can Trust, Contact Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan For A free 30 minute consultation

Bob Cowan is the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department with close to thirty-five years of law enforcement experience in New Jersey’s second largest municipality. Bob moved up through the supervisory ranks of the department through a competitive process prior to having been appointed Chief of Police. Bob was never interested in getting the standard 9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday administrative desk job. Throughout his career Bob worked in the field during nights, weekends and holidays. More often then not if Bob was not the first officer at the scene of crimes or major incidents he was called to the scene in order to make clear and informed decisions in all kinds of incidents while gathering all available information. Bob was the primary and final decision maker in a myriad of incidents such as: domestic violence, child abuse, child endangerment, child custody in addition to overseeing investigations of shootings, aggravated assaults, robberies and narcotics complaints as well as putting in place surveillance to combat and prevent these crimes. Former Chief Cowan is prepared to put his wealth of experience to work for you if you take the first step and contact him for your free consultation.

Much information has been included on the Cowan Investigation Website, you are encouraged to fully read the information provided. Some areas of this presentation are quite lengthy, I have written extensively in regard to certain subjects which I feel are important for you to look at while considering your selection of an investigation firm. In addition, I have also included information on how certain private investigation functions are actually conducted. Of course, feel free to read as much or as little as you wish, however, it is important for me that I provide as much information as possible in order to assist you in making the very important decision as to what New Jersey Private Investigator to retain for your investigative needs.

Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan (Center) with fellow members of the Hudson Count Police Chiefs Association.

I ensure you that if you should select Cowan Investigations to provide for your investigative needs your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

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Bob Cowan has multiple references he can put you in contact with, real people, people who will vouch for his skills, abilities and accessibility as an investigator

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Ascolese Joseph Ascolese, Regional Operations Manager at Cowan Investigations
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Cowan Investigations is proud to announce the addition of former Jersey City Police Captain Joseph Ascolese to our team as Regional Operations Manager. With twenty-seven years of service in the Jersey City Police Department, we are looking forward to Mr. Ascolese contributing his experience and deep knowledge of the law to our investigative work for our clients.

“I have worked with Joe Ascolese on the Jersey City Police Department for over twenty-seven years, I have rarely found a colleague as competent and goal driven as Joe. I look forward to working with Joe, as Cowan Investigations expands its prominence in the field of providing legal support for New Jersey Family Law attorneys in matters such as alimony/cohabitation and child custody investigations.”  
Bob Cowan, Owner of Cowan Investigations

 

About Mr. Ascolese
In 1980, Joseph Ascolese enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, serving until 1983 at which time he was honorably discharged. He was later appointed to the Jersey City Police Department in December 1987.
After completion of the Police Academy, Mr. Ascolese was assigned to Jersey City’s ever busy Patrol Division. In this assignment, Mr. Ascolese responded to all types of radio calls, including serious crime calls, Domestic Violence, Child Endangerment, DYFS (DCCP) Matters, Child Custody Disputes, and many other matters as directed by his supervisor. For a significant period, Mr. Ascolese worked in plainclothes investigating street level narcotics, robberies, and burglary incidents.

 

Time as Sergeant
As Sergeant, Mr. Ascolese supervised officers in the Neighborhood Task Force responding to rapidly changing crime patterns in Jersey City’s West District, the second busiest police district in New Jersey. This Neighborhood Task Force conducted all kinds of police response, including narcotics, robbery, and burglary investigations.

 

Duties as Lieutenant
After being promoted to lieutenant, Mr. Ascolese performed as the overall commander-in-charge of up to two Police Districts during the night tour in the absence of District Commanders. As a Tour Commander, Mr. Ascolese exercised line command of up to forty officers and supervisors. in addition to these responsibilities, Mr. Ascolese assisted and coordinated criminal investigations with the On-Duty Detective Division Commander, while reporting directly to the Captain or Officer in charge of the department.  During his time as a lieutenant, Mr. Ascolese also supervised a Street Crime Narcotics Unit.
In addition, Mr. Ascolese supervised the ever-critical Central Communications Bureau, which included call intake and radio car dispatch as well as coordination with other law enforcement agencies and public entities both within and outside of New Jersey; this is CCR has come to be known as the “heartbeat” of the Jersey City Police Department.

 

Duties as Captain 
As Captain, Mr. Ascolese was in command of the elite Special Operations Division, which consisted of the multi-faceted Emergency Services Unit comprised of tactical, explosive, hazmat, rescue, and executive protection, as well as a twelve officer K-9 Unit trained in explosive and narcotic detection.
Commensurate with his duties as the Special Operations Commander, Ascolese was directly responsible for overseeing the rapid deployment force consisting of up to one hundred Jersey City Police Officers and Supervisors trained for response to large-scale incidents and events.
As the Special Operations Commander, Mr. Ascolese began with a sixteen officer motorcycle traffic unit, doubling the size of the squad. Not only that, but he also expanded its responsibilities beyond traffic enforcement and investigation by making the squad an integral part of the hugely successful Jersey City Police Department’s crime reduction strategies in 2013 and 2014.

 

Among the most significant of Mr. Ascolese’s Achievements 
  1. His successful command of the traffic mitigation plan, which was put in place to ease traffic nightmares created by the closure of Jersey City’s Pulaski Skyway
  2. His successful command in a Level 1 National Security Event over security logistics pertaining to Jersey City’s housing of both Super-bowl XLVlll teams over a ten-day period. During this operation, Mr. Ascolese coordinated and worked with multiple Federal, State, County, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies
Recent Years
After being appointed to the Jersey City Police Department in 1987, Mr. Ascolese retired on February 1st of 2015 after twenty-seven years of public service, afterward becoming the Site Manager for an interstate security firm overseeing multiple New Jersey residential properties.
With years of dedicated public service to the people of New Jersey, we at Cowan Investigations are excited and proud to have Mr. Ascolese as a new member of our team.
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Work With A New Jersey Private Investigator You Can Trust, Contact Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan For A free 30 minute consultation

Bob Cowan is the former Chief of the Jersey City Police Department with close to thirty-five years experience in New Jersey’s second largest municipality. Bob moved up through the supervisory ranks of the department through a competitive process prior to having been appointed Chief of Police. Bob was never interested in getting the standard 9:00 to 5:00 Monday thru Friday administrative desk job; throughout his career Bob worked in the field during nights, weekends and holidays. More often then not if Bob was not the first officer at the scene of crimes or major incidents he was called to the scene in order to make clear and informed decisions in all kinds of incidents while gathering all available information. Bob was the primary and final decision maker in a myriad of incidents such as: domestic violence, child abuse, child endangerment, child custody in addition to overseeing investigations of shootings, aggravated assaults, robberies and narcotics complaints as well as putting in place surveillance to combat and prevent these crimes. Former Chief Cowan is prepared to put his wealth of experience to work for you if you take the first step and contact him for your free consultation.

Much information has been included on the Cowan Investigation Website,  you are encouraged to fully read the information provided.  Some areas of this presentation are quite lengthy, I have written extensively in regard to certain subjects which I feel are important for you to look at while considering your selection of an investigation firm. In addition, I have also included information on how certain private investigation functions are actually conducted. Of course, feel free to read as much or as little as you wish, however, it is important for me that I provide as much information as possible in order to assist you in making the very important decision as to what New Jersey Private Investigator to retain for your investigative needs.

Former Jersey City Police Chief Bob Cowan (Center) with fellow members of the Hudson Count Police Chiefs Association.

I ensure you that if you should select Cowan Investigations to provide for your investigative needs your case will be handled with the utmost professionalism, discretion and confidentiality.

Cowan Investigations References

Cowan Investigation References

Bob Cowan has multiple references he can put you in contact with, real people, people who will vouch for his skills, abilities and accessibility as an investigator

Get started with an investigator you can trust. Contact Cowan Investigations for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.

Get Started Today!