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.”