Cusanelli and Nanos:
The Publishers of Unsolved Magazine
NICOLE “Nicky” CUSANELLI, M.A
Nicole Cusanelli graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and went on to work as an Educational Coordinator with Cornell-Abraxas Group at the Bensalem Youth Development Correctional Facility, a secure detention facility for troubled youth. Before becoming a member of the New Jersey State Police, she worked several years for the city of Philadelphia Probation and Parole Department where she was responsible for maintaining and supervising the caseloads of between 100 and 400 probationers in several units including the Government Fraud Unit, the Alcohol/ Highway Safety Unit, the Accelerated Rehabilitation Unit, and the General Supervision Unit. After becoming a New Jersey State Trooper, Nicole was active for many years as a general road trooper assigned to several stations throughout Southern New Jersey where she conducted hundreds of criminal and accident investigations. During her patrol of the New Jersey Turnpike, she was responsible for the capture and investigation of three wanted homicide suspects, who fled from Seminole County, Florida. The capture and investigation led to the successful prosecution off all three individuals for murder. During her assignments to the various patrol stations, Nicole was handpicked by the Division to be assigned to several units including the Camden NJ Anti-Crime Partnership, the Applicant Investigation Unit, and as an instructor at the New Jersey State Police Academy. She was also appointed to serve on the Elite Executive Protection Unit responsible providing personal security for New Jersey Governor, John S. Corzine. Nicole’s training and certifications include, Critical Incident Command System, Advanced Firearms Combat, Instructor Training, and Interview and Interrogation. While working as a trooper, Nicole also attained her Masters of Arts Degree in Human Resources Training and Development at Seton Hall University and was inducted into the National Honor Society in Education, KAPPA DELTA PI. In 2008, Nicole was honored by being inducted into the Hall of Fame for Bishop Eustace Prep High School where was named MVP four times, was the New Jersey State Champion in the 3200 meters, held several school records, and was named the 1988 Female Scholar Athlete of The Year. In addition to recently becoming the co-owner and publisher of Unsolved Magazine & PI Magazine, Nicole currently oversees the civil complaint cases research and data collection project at the Camden Superior Court of New Jersey for LexisNexis.
JAMES “JIM” NANOS, BS, LPI
Jim Nanos is a retired sergeant who worked with the Wildwood New Jersey Police Department for over 28 years. His assignments included many years as a detective heading some of the area’s largest narcotics & homicide investigations. Jim worked undercover with the and supervised his agency’s juvenile unit for several years. He was assigned to the New Jersey Department of Homeland Security and Preparedness as a counter terrorism investigator post 9/11 where he participated in high-profile sensitive investigations related to the state’s counter-terrorism efforts. Jim is also 18-year U.S. Coast Guard reservist having been deployed after the 9/11 attack to Ground Zero for six months.