Michael L. Billera has been with the New York City Police Department for approximately 11 years. He currently serves as a Sergeant in the Police Commissioner’s Office as part of Executive Communications.
His first assignment after he completed the Police Academy was serving in the 67th Precinct in Brooklyn as part of the NYPD’s Operation: Impact initiative. From there, he was assigned to the 71st Precinct and the 66th Precinct—both in Brooklyn—as a patrol officer. He was then tapped to assist the Department’s Executive Communication team while assigned to the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Strategic Communications. In this position, he worked directly for the former Chief of Department, Carlos M. Gomez, where Michael served as his communications liaison and speechwriter. He also assisted the Chief of Department on policy-related research.
In 2018, Michael became a Detective in the Intelligence Bureau, Regional Intelligence Support. This unit was comprised of local, state, federal, and international officers assisting one another in information sharing to enhance ongoing counterterrorism operations and criminal investigations. In 2020, Michael was promoted to Sergeant and served as a Patrol Sergeant in the 120th Precinct. In March of 2022, Michael was transferred to the Police Commissioner’s Office serving on the Executive Communications team—preparing internal and external communications on behalf of the Police Commissioner.
Michael received his undergraduate degree in communications and master’s degree in journalism from Quinnipiac University. He received his law degree from New York Law School in 2017, and he is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey. He specializes in real estate transactions—both commercial and residential—estate planning, business development and formation, contract formation, and lease agreements.
Michael was born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island. He followed his father—a retired member of the NYPD—into the law enforcement profession. He resides in Staten Island with his wife and daughter.