Metro Campus Public Safety 201-692-2222

A message from the university director of Public Safety

On behalf of the members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Department of Public Safety, I would like to welcome you to the University and our website.

The Department of Public Safety provides protective services to the University community twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

No area is immune to crime and universities are no different. Our efforts to reduce and limit crime are greatly enhanced when members of the Fairleigh Dickinson University Community take an active role in personal safety and crime prevention. Each of us must take personal responsibility for our own safety. We encourage you to report any safety concerns, incidents or suspicious activity to our department.

“Security is everybody’s business” and working together we can continue to make the Fairleigh Dickinson University campuses among the safest in the state.

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I can be reached by telephone at 973-443-8891 or email

Thank you and we hope your time at Fairleigh Dickinson University is enjoyable, rewarding, but most of all safe.

Joseph V. Vitiello, University Director of Public Safety

Our Mission Statement

The Department of Public Safety, within Fairleigh Dickinson University, is in operation 24 hours a day, 365 days per year and is comprised of motivated, well-trained and caring personnel.  All are dedicated and committed to the protection of the lives, safety and welfare of students, faculty, staff and visitors to the University.

The Department of Public Safety, through the combined efforts of all within this department, will strive to enhance and perfect the skills, knowledge and training necessary in providing effective and efficient proactive approaches. We will continue training, awareness programs, coordination with local, state and federal law enforcement authorities when necessary, and act as a liaison between the University community and criminal justice agencies regarding incidents which pertain to the University.

The Department of Public Safety working as a team, is here to “Serve and Protect”.

Public Safety Department Supervision

  • Joseph V. Vitiello, University Director, 973-443-8891,
  • Sergeant Anthony Morales, 201-692-2222, 9 PM – 7 AM Shift
  • Corporal Richard Nagelbush, 201-692-2222
  • Corporal Daniel Padilla, 201-692-2222
  • Corporal Thomas Smith, 201-692-2222
  • Corporal Robert Talamini, 201-692-2222

Contact Us

For any questions about parking decals, student ID cards, or general inquiries, please contact us at either 201-692-2222 or email us at

Contact Information

To serve and protect

or extension 2222
870 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
Across from the Student Union Building (SUB) on Lone Pine Lane
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.