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Former Union Township Police Captain, of Annandale, Heads NJIT Public Safety

Robert Sabattis has been appointed NJIT’s Director of Public Safety.  Sabattis, of Annandale, a practicing attorney with a law firm in Middlesex County, retired in 2003 as captain of the Union Township Police Department after serving the department for 25 years.

An experienced police officer and administrator, he spent the last six years of his career as commander of Union Township’s patrol division. Prior to that, Sabattis commanded the investigative and narcotics divisions. Earlier in his career, he was the recipient of his department’s medal of honor and the Union County 200 Club’s Medal of Valor for his undercover narcotics work.

Sabattis is a graduate of Kean University and received a law degree from Seton Hall University Law School.

“I am honored to have been selected as public safety director by the university,” said Sabattis. “I look forward to getting to know the campus community and leading the men and women of the NJIT Department of Public Safety. Law enforcement has always been my passion and it is a pleasure to return to it.”

NJIT, New Jersey's science and technology university, enrolls approximately 10,000 students pursuing bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 120 programs. The university consists of six colleges: Newark College of Engineering, College of Architecture and Design, College of Science and Liberal Arts, School of Management, College of Computing Sciences and Albert Dorman Honors College. U.S. News & World Report's 2012 Annual Guide to America's Best Colleges ranked NJIT in the top tier of national research universities. NJIT is internationally recognized for being at the edge in knowledge in architecture, applied mathematics, wireless communications and networking, solar physics, advanced engineered particulate materials, nanotechnology, neural engineering and e-learning. Many courses and certificate programs, as well as graduate degrees, are available online through the Division of Continuing Professional Education.