Deputy Chief Peter Fasilis has been named North Bergen's 10th Chief following the announcement of Police Chief Robert Dowd.
The following is Fasilis' biography provided by the North Bergen Police Department.
Fasilis is second in command of our 120 member agency. Fasilis began his career in 1998 and is a graduate of the Newark Police Academy. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005. Fasilis was promoted to Lieutenant in 2007. He was promoted to Captain in 2011 and to Deputy Chief in 2012.
During his career, Fasilis has been assigned to the Patrol Division, Special Services Unit, Hudson County Terrorism Task Force, OEM Coordinator, Training Division Commander, Administrative Division Commander and Tactical Response Team Commander.
Fasilis holds a Master of Science from New Jersey City University in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers School of Management. He successfully graduated from the Rutgers Certified Public Management Program (CPM) and is a graduate of the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar (LEEDS).
He is also a police academy instructor and also teaches Criminal Justice studies to post-secondary students at Hudson County Schools of Technology. He is also a Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Instructor. Deputy Chief Fasilis holds numerous awards and has received extensive training in critical incident command and emergency response strategies and procedures. He is in the process of receiving his certification as an Accredited Command Executive (ACE) through the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). He was recently invited to the White House to take part in the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.