Joe abdalla

Executive Director

Joe Abdalla’s career with Metropolitan Police Department spanned from 1984 to 2014. The majority of his time on the department was spent in some capacity of drug enforcement. Joe was Lead investigator in over 30 criminal investigations focused on the identification and prosecution of criminal drug organizations operating within the District of Columbia. One of the most famous cases Joe was involved with  being the prosecution of Curtis Malone for his massive involvement with drugs. The story was so big Sports Illustrated wrote and article about it, in which Joe is featured as a key officer in the investigation. View the article here.

Joe worked on several task forces including DEA, FBI, and ATF. He operated as an undercover officer during a six year FBI narcotics investigation, which resulted in the conviction of several violent drug dealers for nine murders, as well as conspiracy and RICO offenses. This investigation was showcased on the Discovery Channel in the documentary “FBI Files – The Killing Zone.” Joe appeared in the documentary.

In response to these experiences, Joe was selected and is recognized by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia as a certified narcotics expert witness. He has testified as a narcotics expert witness in federal and local courthouses in Maryland and Washington DC. Abdalla was an instructor for the Metropolitan Police Department on topics related to narcotics. He addressed police officers, citizens in the community and students in local universities. He was also an instructor for the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia and the Defense Bar on drug identification and expert testimony.

During Abdalla’s tenure he received numerous awards from both local jurisdictions and federal jurisdictions, including Council of Governments Narcotics Investigator of the Year for the Eastern United States.

Following his impressive police career, Joe expanded his horizons to work with a large development company in Washington DC . In addition to his responsibilities in property management, he lead multiple outreach programs. The company involved themselves in philanthropy of the community as well as law enforcement through recognizing citizens and official personnel for activities that influenced and improved the communities and their representatives.


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As Executive Director of Code 3, Joe oversees all strategic and operational activities, including staff and programs, reporting directly to Code 3’s Board of Directors. You can reach him via email at [email protected]