Frank Del Vecchio

Frank Del Vecchio, retired Chief of Police of the Fairview Police Department in Bergen County, New Jersey began his career in law enforcement and emergency services nearly thirty years ago. During that time he has served in many of the divisions in the department, including, Patrol Division, Detective Division, Juvenile and DARE Division and also served as a Supervisor in the Community Policing Division. He rose through the ranks and left the Fairview Police Dept. as a Captain in 2003 after being appointed as the Director of Public Safety for Bergen County and the Director of the Law and Public Safety Institute (Police, Fire and EMS Academies). In his position as Director he oversaw several divisions, including the Bergen County Law and Public Safety Institute, Bergen County Police Dept., Division of Consumer Protection, Bergen County Medical Examiners Office, Office of Emergency Management, Division of Weights and Measures and the Office of Highway Safety. Mr. Del Vecchio oversaw several public safety initiatives, such as improved communications for emergency services, created several interoperability initiatives, streamlined and consolidated 911 and dispatch services for municipal departments, as well as several initiatives aimed at improving training for our Police, Fire and EMS agencies. He developed programs and reorganized the Division of Consumer Protection to protect consumers throughout Bergen County and also began an education initiative aimed toward protecting seniors. Mr. Del Vecchio served on several committees and boards, such as the Bergen County Community College Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Bergen County Open Space and Preservation Trust Fund Committee, he serves as the Chairperson for the Fairview Municipal Alliance, he has given several talks about crime in suburbia, child safety and general policing. In 2005 Mr. DelVecchio returned to the Fairview Police Department and in December of 2010 was sworn in as the Chief of Police before retiring in May 2014. He currently serves as the Director of Communications at the Bergen County Public Safety Operations Center in Mahwah, NJ.