Florham Campus Public Safety Director

Joseph Vitiello, Director of Public Safety

Director's Message

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Public Safety Department of Fairleigh Dickinson University Florham Campus, it is my honor to welcome you. Our officers are well-trained and service-oriented professionals. Our goal, whether you are a student, faculty, staff or a visitor, is to make your stay on campus a safe and pleasant experience.

Mutual trust and respect are essential in order for us to serve the community effectively. We emphasize the importance of working together and encourage the cultivation of a police-citizen partnership so that our campus and neighborhood will continue to thrive as a vibrant, safe and harmonious community.

I am committed to serving the FDU community to the best of my ability and look forward to working with all members of the community. I would appreciate your comments, observations, information and input regarding campus security. Please feel free to stop by my office at any time or to contact me at jv@fdu.edu or at (973) 443-8891.

Director's Biography

JVitiello HALFJoseph 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.