The Fair Lawn Police Detective Bureau is comprised of 10 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 our 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 see the 2017 Fair Lawn Police Department Annual Internal Affairs report, click here.
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 Timothy O’Shaughnessy||Detective Bureau Supervisor / Internal Affairs||201-564-6165|
|Det/Sergeant Joseph Mecionis||Training Sergeant / Bergen County Rapid Deployment Force||201-564-7165|
|Det. Karen Censullo||Juvenile Detective||201-794-5412|
|Det. Paul Donohue||Fraud Detective||201-564-6163|
|Det. Mark Wyka||Theft/Burglary Detective||201-564-6162|
|Det. Anthony Lugo||Narcotics Detective||201-564-6166|
|Det. Brian Rypkema||Narcotics Detective||201-564-6167|
|Det. Brian Simpson||Evidence/Firearms||201-794-5415|
|Det. Stephen Cannici||IT Administrator||201-794-5414|
|PO Sean Nagle||Fair Lawn High School SRO||201-794-5450 ext.1013|
|PO Christopher O'Shaughnessy||Training Officer / Bergen County Regional SWAT Team||201-564-6172|