about police off the cuff

Welcome to Police Off the Cuff/Real Crime Stories – your destination for gripping true crime tales explored through the lens of seasoned law enforcement professionals. Join us as we delve into the heart of high-profile cases, unraveling the complexities of each investigation using our unique blend of police expertise and street smarts.

Tune in for authentic crime stories told from a police perspective by our host, retired NYPD Sergeant Bill Cannon. A multifaceted individual, Bill is not only a seasoned investigator but also a professor, actor, and broadcaster. He approaches each case with a wealth of knowledge, keen sensitivity, and unparalleled experience, providing a compelling narrative and an honest assessment of the facts.

Adding to the dynamic duo is co-host Phil Grimaldi, a retired NYPD detective hailing straight from Brooklyn. Phil brings his extensive knowledge and infectious enthusiasm to every case, all while embracing his signature Brooklyn accent and attitude. Together, Bill and Phil delve into the nation’s most riveting crime stories, providing accurate and expert reporting on every case.

Join us on Police Off the Cuff/Real Crime Stories and immerse yourself in the world of true crime, as told by the very people who have dedicated their lives to protecting and serving our communities. Subscribe to our YouTube podcast and never miss an episode of our thrilling true crime investigations.

The host

Bill Cannon

Bill Cannon served nearly 27 years with the NYPD retiring on October 31st, 2011 as a detective Sergeant assigned to the Manhattan North Homicide Squad. Bill commanded the “A” team and worked some of the most high profile homicide and major cases occurring in Manhattan North. 

       His police career was vast and varied and he is proud of his 6 and ½ years working in plain clothes, anti-crime, and city wide street crime unit. During his police career he collected 52 department citations and is a member of the Honor Legion.

       In addition to his supervisory duties with the homicide squad, Bill taught identification procedure, and investigative response to a major crime at the NYPD Criminal Investigation course. His teaching experience for the NYPD lead to a position at a private college where he taught in the School of Criminal Justice for 10 and ½ years. 

         In February of 2019 the podcast Police off the Cuff was started in Bill’s living room in Westchester County. His co-host is Mark DeMayo an established stand- up comic and a retired NYPD detective. They have currently completed over 250 episodes, and Police off the Cuff After Hours streams on You Tube, and Facebook live. The podcast audience size is multiplying as the word gets out on social media, and on over 9 listening sites on www.anchor.fm/otcpod1 The show is  funny and entertaining with large doses of reality thrown in.

        Bill is currently working hard at promoting Police off the Cuff, and his solo podcast Real Crime Stories. Police off the Cuff was chosen by Blog.feedspot.com/police podcasts as the # 3 police podcast to watch in 2021. Now that the pandemic is coming to a close Bill hopes to restart his acting and comedy career. 

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