JOHN CASCIANODetective Casciano received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Moravian College, where he double majored in Criminal Justice and Political Science and minored in Sociology. He spent twenty-five years with the Pennsylvania State Police, retiring in 2014 at the rank of Corporal. During his tenure with the State Police, Detective Casciano worked primarily as an undercover investigator, in areas such as narcotics, credit card fraud, identity theft, sexual exploitation, and social media-related crimes. In September 2014, Detective Casciano joined the District Attorney’s Office. In addition to his general investigative duties, Detective Casciano is the Narcotics Supervisor of the Northampton County Regional Police Departments Task Force.
PAUL HULBERTDetective Hulbert graduated Wilson Area High School in Easton, Pennsylvania before attending West Chester University of Pennsylvania and Millersville University of Pennsylvania. Prior to graduating, he left college to pursue a career with the Pennsylvania State Police. Detective Hulbert graduated from the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in 1988 and was assigned to Pennsylvania State Police Media Station, Delaware County, from 1988 through 1991. Detective Hulbert transferred to Troop M Bethlehem in 1991 and was assigned to the Belfast Station Patrol Unit. In February 2001, he was assigned to the Criminal Investigation Unit at the Belfast Station, where he remained until his retirement from the State Police in February 2013 as a Trooper First Class. Detective Hulbert began his employment at the District Attorney’s Office in June of 2013 as a County Detective. Detective Hulbert conducts criminal investigations for the District Attorney’s Office, as well as assisting with the extradition of prisoners.
PAUL ROMANICDetective Romanic received a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Following graduation, he attended the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Police Academy. Detective Romanic began his career with the Borough of Coopersburg Police Department in 1985. In June 1988, he enrolled in the Pennsylvania State Police Academy. Upon completion of the Academy, he was assigned first to Troop K Philadelphia and then moved to Troop K Limerick. Detective Romanic was transferred to Troop M Dublin in 1991. In 1993, Detective Romanic was selected for a position in the Criminal Investigation Unit in Troop M Bethlehem. He served in that position for thirteen years, where he investigated a broad range of crimes, including homicide, rape, robbery, arson, and fraud. In 2006, Detective Romanic was promoted to Corporal and transferred to Troop K Philadelphia. The following year, he returned to Troop M Dublin as the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Unit, where he was responsible for overseeing day-to-day activities, such as drafting search warrants and criminal complaints, as well as more complex cases, such as homicide investigations. Detective Romanic later transferred to a supervisory position in Troop M Bethlehem. In 2013, Detective Romanic retired from the Pennsylvania State Police with an honorable discharge and joined the District Attorney’s Office. Currently, Detective Romanic conducts criminal investigations for the District Attorney’s Office and regularly assists municipal and state agencies with various investigations, including fraud and homicide cases. Detective Romanic is also responsible for handling extradition matters and oversees the licensing of individuals seeking private detective and private police licenses.
GERARD WALSHDetective Walsh served twenty-five years as a member of the Pennsylvania State Police before joining the District Attorney’s Office in September 2012. Detective Walsh is currently assigned to the Grand Jury Unit.
ROBERT WATTSDetective Watts holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Kutztown University. He graduated from the State Police Academy in December 1991, after which he served in Troops J and M of the Pennsylvania State Police. As a Criminal Investigator, Detective Watts investigated serious criminal cases, including homicides, sexual assaults, burglaries, and financial crimes. In 2009, Detective Watts was assigned as a Criminal Investigator with the Pennsylvania State Police, Bureau of Gaming Enforcement, where he served at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 2011, Detective Watts was promoted to Corporal and was responsible for supervising the criminal investigative duties of the Criminal Units and Patrol Units at Troop M Dublin and Troop M Belfast stations. After twenty-five years with the Pennsylvania State Police, Detective Watts joined the District Attorney's Office in 2018. He is currently assigned to the Sexual Assault/Child Abuse Unit.
DEAN WILSONDetective Wilson is a 1987 graduate of Kutztown University. The same year, he graduated from the Allentown Police Academy. In October 1987, Detective Wilson was hired by the Bethlehem Township Police Department, where he served for thirty-one years. During his career, he handled patrol and investigation responsibilities relating to violations of the Vehicle Code and the Crimes Code. During his tenure with the Bethlehem Township Police Department, Detective Wilson also taught in the D.A.R.E. Program, established the Bethlehem Township Citizens Police Academy, and received national recognition for his creation of the "Every 15 Minutes" program. In June 2018, Detective Wilson joined the District Attorney's Office as the detective assigned to the Domestic Violence Unit. Detective Wilson has received numerous commendations during his law enforcement career, including the Outstanding Citizen Award from Sammons Communication and E! Entertainment Television, the Governor's Highway Safety Award, the Nathan Ogden Award for Northampton County Police Officer of the Year from the Northampton County Chiefs of Police, the Distinguished Service Award from the Bethlehem Jaycees, and multiple unit citations.