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Daniel "Danny" Baldwin Private Investigator

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Daniel “Danny” Baldwin is a retired New Jersey Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Detective, and a former adjunct Criminal Justice professor, with 25 years of criminal investigative experience. He is an expert in criminal investigations, interviewing & interrogations, and in the use of force. He possesses a master's degree in Administrative Science, a North Carolina Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate, and a North Carolina Private Investigator license. 

Danny has been involved in hundreds of criminal investigations. His work productivity consistently earned him numerous awards and commendations throughout his career. Danny's most notable investigation is the Charles Cullen Case. Charles Cullen, a former critical care nurse who was convicted of murdering 29 patients, is acknowledged as one of America’s most prolific serial killer cases. For this extensive investigation, Danny received the National Association of Police Organizations' "TOP COP" award, the National Association of Black Law Enforcement Executives President's Award, and several other premier national law enforcement accolades. Danny was interviewed on CBS 60 Minutes and CNN Headline News during featured stories about the Cullen investigation. He is also highlighted in a Charles Cullen-based New York Times Best Seller, “The Good Nurse,” as well as a corresponding Netflix movie with the same title. #TheGoodNurse


Danny began his investigative career in 1994 with the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office in Newark, New Jersey. Throughout his career, Danny led investigations targeting murderers, mid-to-upper-level gang members, traditional organized crime members, fugitives, and drug traffickers. Danny also has years of experience assisting county prosecutors with litigation preparation for felony cases. 

In 2016, Danny retired from law enforcement and co-founded Triton Security & Investigations. Danny served as Triton’s CEO for approximately two years. Under his guidance and leadership, Triton successfully provided physical security for concerts, events, and large-scale construction projects ranging from $100 million to $1.3 billion.


In the summer of 2018, Danny relocated to North Carolina. Shortly thereafter, he decided to return to law enforcement and accepted a position with the Duke University Police Department. Danny served as an investigator for this agency, conducting criminal investigations and workplace violence behavioral threat assessments for Duke University and Duke hospital.

In 2021, Danny officially retired from law enforcement with a desire to hone his private investigation talents in the private sector. Danny currently works as an Investigative Consultant for the National Center of Missing & Exploited Children.




Master’s Degree– Administrative Science

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ


Certificate in Human Resource Administration

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ


Certificate in Administrative Science  

Fairleigh Dickinson University, Teaneck, NJ


Bachelor of Arts– Political Science

Kean University, Union, NJ


Advanced Law Enforcement Certificate

North Carolina Criminal Justice Education and Training Commission


Certificate -Incident Command System ICS-100-400

FEMA Emergency Management Institute

National Association of Police Organization -TOP COP Award 


National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial FundOfficer of the Month 


National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executive - President’s Award


International Homicide Investigator’s Association - Achievement Award -


US House of Representatives -Special Congressional Recognition Award


Valor Award - American Society of Industrial Security Association (ASIS)


Combat Service Award - New Jersey Police Benevolent Association (PBA)


Law Enforcement Award - NOBLE Northern New Jersey


Outstanding Crime Victim Advocacy Award – Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office


Outstanding Police Work Award - New State Law Enforcement Officer


Exceptional Service Medal- Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office


Meritorious Service Awards – The 200 Club of Morris County


4th Annual Lead Award – United Freedom Baptist Church, Newark, NJ


(3) Meritorious Service Awards – NJ PBA


(2) Outstanding Performance Awards - NJ PBA


(3) Exceptional Duty Awards- NJ PBA


*Recipient of numerous letters of commendation.

Criminal Analysis/Psychological Profiling

Practical Homicide Investigations


New Jersey Attorney General Investigators Training Course


New York City Homicide Training Course


Sexual Misconduct &

Domestic/Dating Violence Investigation


DEA High-Intensity Drug Trafficking (H.I.D.T.A.)


FBI Anti-Terrorist Driving School

Interviewing and Interrogation


M.A.G.L.O.C.L.E.N. (DNA) Training


Tools for Tolerance for Law Enforcement Cultural Diversity


NY/NJ DEA High-Risk Entry Course


New Jersey Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy


North Carolina Basic Law Enforcement Training Academy

See CV for full list training courses.