Detective Bureau


The Fair Lawn Police Detective Bureau is comprised of 12 Detectives.  The “Bureau” as it is known with the Department is responsible for investigating a wide range of issues within the Borough of Fair Lawn.  Detectives assigned to the Bureau investigate all crimes reported to the department.  Some of the more common type of crimes our Detectives investigate are Thefts, Burglaries, Robberies, Fraud, Narcotics, Sexual Assaults, and Juvenile Investigations.  Some of the other functions the Bureau is responsible for is conducting background investigations for police applicants, firearm purchase permits, and conducting Internal Affairs Investigations. To file an internal affairs complaint, call Det. Captain Patterson at 201-703-4264 or email him at Forms and information sheets are at the bottom of this page. 

The Detective Bureau is also responsible for mandated yearly department wide training, and is in charge of the School Resource Officers. 


The Detective Bureau is commanded by Det/Captain Ronald Patterson and consists of the following personnel:


Det. Captain Ronald Patterson Detective Bureau Commander / Training Coordinator / Class III Officer Liaison / Internal Affairs  201-703-4264
Det. Lieutenant Eric Leitman Detective Bureau Supervisor / Internal Affairs 201-564-6147
Det. Sergeant Paul Donohue Training Sergeant  201-564-6163
Det. Sergeant Sean Macys Detective Bureau Supervisor  201-777-6154
Det. Christopher O'Shaughnessy Theft / Burglary Detective 201-564-6172
Det. Anthony Lugo Training Officer 201-564-6166
Det. Brian Rypkema Fraud Detective 201-564-6167
Det. Brian Simpson Evidence / Firearms 201-794-5415
Det. Stephen Cannici IT Administrator 201-794-5414
PO Luke Hintzen Fair Lawn High School SRO 201-794-5450 ext.1013
Det. Geovanny Buitron Narcotics Detective 201-564-6108
Det. Justin DiGuglielmo Narcotics Detective 201-564-6162
Det. Melissa Mercedes  Juvenile Detective 201-794-5412


Internal Affairs forms and information sheets:

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