Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé

Fritz G. Fragé is the Newark Public Safety Director, overseeing the City of Newark’s Police and Fire divisions, along with its Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security. He has oversight of more than 1,000 sworn police officers, 650 firefighters, and over 350 civilian employees.

Previously, Director Fragé served as a 24-year veteran with the New Jersey State Police (NJSP), completing his tenure as Commander of the Investigations Branch.

He brings an expansive skillset to the Newark Police Division, including: operational, analytic, and intelligence expertise, including proficiency in cyber-crime, counter-terrorism, undercover operations, gun violence, homicide, drug enforcement, electronic surveillance, fugitive and missing persons, internet crimes against children, police-involved shootings, human trafficking, and more.

Director Fragé was instrumental in the establishment of three Real Time Crime Centers, including one housed at the Newark Police Headquarters, used to leverage partnerships and apply technology to provide real-time operational intelligence to the law enforcement community.

Earlier in his law enforcement career, Director Fragé served as a task force officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he conducted nationally classified investigations of individuals actively engaged in domestic and/or international terrorism activities.

Director Fragé is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice and a Master of Arts Degree from Seton Hall University. He immigrated to the United States from Haiti in 1974 and is fluent in French (Creole).