Brooklyn official promoted to oversee safety at state courts

by | Jan 6, 2017 | Press

Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on Friday swears in Michael Magliano as the new chief of public safety, who oversees all of New York State’s court security services. (Jesse Ward)

Article from the New York Daily News

By Christina Carrega
Friday, January 6, 2017, 4:59 PM


A veteran Brooklyn court officer who’s dedicated his life to protecting the public was promoted to head of public safety for the state’s court system.

“I’m overwhelmed and humbled,” Michael Magliano told a packed jury room in Brooklyn Supreme Court on Friday.

He was sworn in by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore to manage the Department of Public Safety, which oversees the delivery of court security services to the 350 courthouses throughout New York.

An emotional Magliano dedicated the ceremony to his late mother, whom he called his “driving force” thanks to her faith in God.

Attendees included Magliano’s wife and two children along with several criminal justice dignitaries like state Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks and Chief of the Court Officers Academy Joseph Baccellieri, Jr., a longtime friend of Magliano.

Magliano, 53, has steadily risen through the ranks of the state’s court system since 1983. The Brooklyn native has served as commanding officer of Brooklyn Supreme Court’s Criminal Division and, most recently, as chief of citywide operations.