Ralph J Casendino Jr (RJ)

Background:

RJ is a lifelong Morris County resident. In 2008, Rj and his wife Dawn moved to the Landing section of

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Roxbury, before settling in Succasunna in 2013. They have (3) children ages 8,6 and 2. Their (2) oldest

children currently attend Kennedy Elementary School.

Education has always been a priority to RJ and Dawn. Prior to staying home with their (3) children, Dawn

was an elementary school teacher in Green Township, New Jersey for 7 years. Dawn is an active member

of the PTA for the Kennedy Elementary School and well as volunteers within the Roxbury community.

RJ studied Sociology and Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson in Madison from 2002 through

2005. He was then hired by the Township of Fairfield and began his law enforcement career.

 

Professional:

Professionally, Rj is a 15-year law enforcement professional. Currently, he serves as a police sergeant in

Fairfield Township, where he supervises the departments Administrative Division under the Office of the

Chief of Police. This division oversees the department budget, community policing, grant applications

and policy and procedure.

In his 15 years of experience, RJ has been certified and trained as a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE),

Emergency Medical Technician, and Active Shooter School Response to name a few. In 2019, he was

named Essex County Police Officer of the year for his community work with area businesses and

residents as well as the formation of the “Fairfield Police Foundation,” a 501c(3) that uses donations for

training and equipment that fall outside the municipal budget.

Along with being a police officer, RJ also owns and operates several businesses: Superior

General Contracting Group LLC, a general home contracting company, Blue Line Consulting Group in

which he consults other public entities on the formation of non-profit 501c(3) organizations and other

police related training, and D&R Property Group, a real estate holding Company.

 

Volunteer/Civic Organizations:

  • West Essex PBA 81 Executive Board Member- Currently serving as treasurer since 2016.
  • Ambassador South Condominium Association (Toms River, NJ) - Board Member
  • Fairfield Police Foundation- Liaison to the Board of Directors
  • Roxbury Recreation- Pre-Clinic Football Head Coach/Baseball coach/Soccer Coach