Anthony Jannicelli

Adjunct Professor

Training and Education:

Anthony Jannicelli received his Masters of Administration Science degree from  Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is also a graduate of the New Jersey Police Executive Institute, which is a program co-sponsored by the NJ State Association of Chiefs of Police and FDU. In addition to these Chief Jannicelli is a graduate of the West Point Command and Leadership Program, is a NJSACOP  Certified Chief Law Enforcement Executive, and  holds additional degrees, including a BS Degree in Criminal Justice Administration From William Paterson University and a BS Degree in Life Science from Ramapo College for Health Education, with  Driver Education certification from Montclair State University.


Chief Jannicelli is also an Adjunct Professor for FDU and has taught under graduate courses in Public Administration. Chief Anthony Jannicelli has been a police officer in the Borough of Woodcliff Lake, NJ, since 1978. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1990, Lieutenant in 1995, and Acting Chief in 2000. He was appointed Chief of Police in 2001 where he presently serves.

PTC Certified Academy Instructor/Bergen County Police Academy:

Chief Jannicelli has been a FBI/PTC Certified Instructor since 1980, and has taught the basic classes at the Bergen County Police Academy, Public Safety Institute. His other areas where he has instructed includes; Firearms, Active Shooter Response Instructor, First Responder/First Aid/CPR/AED Instructor- Red Cross, Defense Tactics- 1st Degree Black Belt- Jujitsu and as a Defensive Driving Instructor.

State and County Associations’ Committees:

Chief Jannicelli has served as a member of the West Point Command and Leadership Program Committee, Firearms Training Committee, Bergen County Chiefs Association Awards and Commendations Committee as Chairman, and Bergen County P.B.A. Conference Committee. He is also a life member of the Pascack Valley PBA Local 206.

Phoenix Team Member. Chief Jannicelli has been a peer councilor in Critical Incident Stress Management Team- CISM, dealing with post traumatic stress.

Community Policing Sector Program

  • IACP Chief of Police Magazine - Jan 2003- Article for our Community Policing Sector Program - Each resident and business in Woodcliff Lake has an assigned officer.
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