"It has been my honor to serve the @nbpolice for more than half my life," tweets North Bergen Police Department's Chief Robert Dowd, following the announcement of his retirement.
"Chief Dowd has been instrumental in the growth of our Police Department and the high level of efficiency and professionalism associated with our police force," says North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco. "We would like to thank Chief Dowd for his service and dedication to the Township of North Bergen and wish him a happy retirement and nothing but the best in his future endeavours."
Fasilis began his career in 1998 and is a graduate of the Newark Police Academy. He was promoted to Sergeant in 2005, to Lieutenant in 2007, to Captain in 2011, and to Deputy Chief in 2012.
Fasilis holds a Master of Science from New Jersey City University in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science from Rutgers School of Management.