HOLD THAT SCENE- Investigators. and Security Specialists
Robert Bilella (Rob) began his career in 1985 with his brothers in a family automotive business owned and operated by Rob's father John. By 1992 Rob's interest in law enforcement led him to begin a new career in the New York City Police Department. His first assignment was patrol in the 104th precinct. In 1998 Rob was transferred to the Queens North Evidence Collection Team (ECT) where he began to focus his career on forensic investigation. In 2002 he was transferred to the elite NYPD Crime Scene Unit which responds to a more restricted criteria than ECT. The NYPD Crime Scene Unit primarily responds to the most high-profile crimes. Rob was promoted to Detective in 2004 and was later joined in the Crime Scene Unit by long-time friend Bob Saenz, eventually becoming Detective partners. Rob investigated over 800 cases during his career. He has been declared a testimonial expert in investigations by the New York State Supreme court. Rob was promoted to Sergeant before retiring from the NYPD in 2013, but is still a Detective at heart.
Rob has also been serving his community as a member of the West Islip Fire Department since 1996. He is a former Chief of Department which is a departmentally elected position that demands an extremely high level of skill, training, and commitment. Rob has responded to thousands of runs which include fires, motor vehicle accidents, ambulance calls, and water rescues. Rob has been able to apply his investigative skills to many of the scenes he responded to as Chief.
Rob is now Vice-President of R&R Partnership Enterprises, Inc. DBA "Hold That Scene". Hold That Scene was co-founded with fellow retired Crime Scene Detective Bob Saenz. Hold That Scene is a private investigations company that also provides tactical and forensic supplies to 1st responders and Investigators. Most recently, Rob joined the Executive Client Development team at CSI Protect.
- Detective investigator (NYPD)
Queens North Evidence Collection and
Crime Scene Unit
- Promoted to Sergeant (NYPD) (Retired)
- NYS Supreme Court testimonial expert
- Former Chief of Department
West Islip NY Fire Department
- Certified Emergency Medical Technician
Vice-President / Investigator
R & R Partnership Enterprises, Inc.
DBA, "Hold That Scene"
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