Danny was one of the most prominent and influential investigators in North Florida. He died of cancer the same year that the academy was founded. Mr. Pascucci was highly respected in the law enforcement community. He was known for his success in cracking criminal cases, as well as for his ability to draw out crucial information from defendants.
Mr. Pascucci has worked on numerous high-profile cases, including the “Gainesville Student Murders” case. The investigative work in this case resulted in the arrest and conviction of Danny Rolling, a serial killer who was responsible for the murder of 5 people in 1990.
During his career, Mr. Pascucci served as the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office’s head of forensics. In this role, he spearheaded the use of CSI technology. After retiring in 1997, he continued to work as a private investigator. One highlight of his career was being hired by the U.S. Justice Department to perform investigative work for missions that took place in Iraq and former Yugoslavia. Evidence that he collected was used in the prosecution of Slobodan Milošević at The Hague – a case involving charges of crimes against humanity in Kosovo.
At CSI Academy of Florida, we strive to carry on the legacy of Mr. Pascucci by teaching others how to uphold the same standards of excellence within the investigative field