Florham Public Safety Personnel

Florham Public Safety Personnel

  • Joseph Vitiello has served as Director of Public Safety since March 12, 2018. Joseph joined Fairleigh Dickinson University Department of Public Safety as Assistant Director in September 2012, following a 26-year career in law enforcement. Joseph was a lieutenant in the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office where he served as Deputy Commander of the Special Operations Unit, oversaw the Special Victims Unit, Megan’s Law Unit and Domestic Violence Unit and acted as incident commander for many special assignments. Before that, Joseph was a detective in the Major Crimes and Special Enforcement Units of the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office, a Township of Irvington police officer and an Essex County probation officer.

    Joseph graduated with distinction from the Essex County Policy Academy and holds a B.A. in Political Science from William Paterson University. In addition, he has completed numerous certification and training programs over the course of his career (including a Specialized School in Supervision and Police Management sponsored by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and courses offered by the New York City Police Department, the National Intelligence Academy and the United States Department of Justice).

    Since joining Fairleigh Dickinson, Joseph has demonstrated the professionalism, leadership and appreciation for campus policing that ideally suit his new responsibilities. His visions for campus safety, student education, community policing and regional cooperation are sure to contribute to the safety and security of the University.

  • John Kowalski joined Fairleigh Dickinson University as an officer in August 2013, was promoted to Sergeant in January 2014, and to Captain in September 2014. John joined the Department of Public Safety following a 25-year career in Law Enforcement.

    John began his law enforcement career in 1988 as a correction officer with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office. Throughout his career in corrections John held all ranks and was the second of only two officers to attain every rank within the department before retiring as Chief of Correction for the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Corrections in 2013.

    Throughout his career, John attended numerous leadership and supervisory classes including the Law Enforcement Command School sponsored by the Morris County Prosecutors Office, as well as earning a Certificate in Public Management through Fairleigh Dickinson University. John graduated at the top of his class from the Morris County Police Academy.

    Since joining Fairleigh Dickinson University John has proven to be a very detail oriented, professional, team player who can facilitate results in a cost effective and expeditious manner. John continuously exhibits a dedication to the students, staff, faculty and visitors to the University on a daily basis.

  • James Mattia 400

  • Michael Cucciniello 306

    Scott McCafferty 305

    Matthew Dejong 314

    John Keymer 312

    Edward Swiderski 307

    Kevin Verheeck 313

     

  • Curtis Bond 285

    Nicholas Caruso 278

    Brian Contreras 271

    Valentin Contreras 280

    Russell DeSantis 232

    James Flanagan 208

    Emmanuel Hall 270

    Brandon Lake 274

    Randolph Maynard 273

    Ignazio Mitolo 282

    Louis Morrone 283

    William Novack 253

    Gregory Pope 246

    Rebecca Stetter 267

    Donald Vanderveen 284

    Alfonso Wilson 213

     

  • Arthur Zonin, ext. 8894

  • Teryl Brooks, Communications Specialist, ext. 8888 100

    Judy Clarke Administrative Assistant, ext. 8928

Any Questions or Comments?

Florham-Publicsafety@fdu.edu

Campus Security Authorities

To: Members of the Campus Community Identified as Campus Security Authorities

From: Dr. Brian Mauro, Campus Executive

Re: Crime Reporting Requirements and Responsibilities

Recent amendments to the Campus Security Act require that “campus security authorities” report crime statistics for inclusion in the college’s Annual Security Report.

Campus security authorities include:

  • Academic Support Center professional staff
  • Admissions Office professional staff
  • Athletics professional staff
  • Becton College Advising professional staff
  • Campus Life staff including advisors and resident assistants
  • Dean of Students professional staff
  • Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) Office professional staff
  • Enrollment Services professional staff
  • Faculty Advisors to student organizations
  • Financial Aid Office professional staff
  • Human Resources professional staff
  • International Student Services professional staff
  • Department of Public Safety
  • Regional Center professional staff
  • School of Education professional staff
  • Silberman College Advising professional staff

Crimes that must be reported are:

  • Criminal Homicide
  • Sex Offenses
  • Robbery
  • Aggravated Assault
  • Burglary
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
  • Arson
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dating Violence
  • Stalking
  • All hate crimes: listed crimes that manifest evidence that the victim was intentionally selected because of the perpetrator’s bias, based on race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity/national origin or disability.
  • Arrests and referrals for disciplinary action for weapons law violations, drug abuse and liquor law violations.

If you observe any crime listed above, or if any person reveals to you that he/she learned of or were the victim of, perpetrator of, or witness to any crime listed below, immediately contact the Department of Public Safety (973-443-8888). This applies to crimes on campus, public property adjacent to the campus, and locations at which other college activities are taking place.

Do not investigate the crime or attempt to determine whether a crime, in fact, took place. Simply contact Public Safety as quickly as possible. Appropriate college personnel may later contact you or others to gather additional information.

If you are in doubt as to whether a crime is reportable, please err on the side of reporting the matter. With the exception of liquor, drug and weapons law violations, it is immaterial whether an arrest is made. For purposes of your reporting, please assume that a hate crime is any crime manifesting evidence that the victim was selected because of the victim’s actual or perceived race, religion, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity/national origin, or disability.

If you have any questions regarding your reporting obligations, please contact Director Joseph Vitiello at 973-443-8929.

Thank you for your assistance in fulfilling these federal requirements.