In 2000, after being transferred to central directorate for criminal police in Rome, he was appointed chief of the transnational crime Organisation section of the central operational service of the Italian National Police. In 2004, he was appointed chief of the narcotics section of the central service.
In September 2004, he was appointed liaison officer for the Italian National Police in Washington D.C. in the United States.
In February 2008, he was assigned to the Squadra Mobile (criminal investigative squad) of the Questura of Milan as deputy chief and chief of the narcotics section.
In October 2011, he was promoted and assigned to the Questura of Bari as chief of the Squadra Mobile.