Deputy Chief of County Investigators Marco Aliano
On June 30, 2021, Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes appointed Marco P. Aliano to the position of Deputy Chief of County Investigators. Deputy Chief Aliano has served as Acting Deputy Chief since March 9, 2020.
Deputy Chief Aliano works closely with Chief Christopher Drelich to oversee the day to day administrative and operational functions of the PCPO investigative staff, in order to fulfill the mission statement of the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Deputy Chief Aliano was a former Investigative Intern with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office having served as an intern in 1997. He then began his employment with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office on April 17, 2000, as a Detective assigned to the Insurance Fraud Unit and the Auto Theft Task Force. In October of 2002, he was transferred to the Special Victims Unit, and in December of 2004, he was transferred to the Homicide Unit.
Following these assignments and leading up to his appointment as Deputy Chief, under the direction of Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes, Marco Aliano’s experience at the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office includes:
June of 2013- Promoted to the rank of Detective 1st Grade and transferred to the Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Unit.
December 24, 2014- Promoted to the rank of Sergeant, assigned to directly supervise all Homicide and Vehicular Homicide Investigations.
December 29, 2017- Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, where he continued to oversee all Homicide and Vehicular Homicide investigations.
December 19, 2020- Promoted to the rank of Captain, assigned to oversee the Trial and Administrative Division.
Aside from his work with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Deputy Chief Aliano serves as an adjunct instructor at Montclair State University in the Justice Department. He has been previously employed as a Federal Officer with the Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service in Newark, New Jersey.
Deputy Chief Aliano was born and raised in the City of Paterson and is a lifelong resident of Passaic County. He received both his Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources Training and Development (2003) and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice (1999) from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.