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Patrol Division Commanders

Philip D'Alessio - Patrol Division Commander

Lieutenant Phil D’Alessio is a graduate of Parsippany Hills High School and the County College of Morris.  Lieutenant D’Alessio began his law enforcement career when he was hired by the Florham Park Police Department.

Lieutenant D’Alessio was hired in 1997 as a Patrolman after attending the 49th Basic Police Class at the Morris County Police Academy as a member of the Alternate Route Program.  Following graduation, he served in the Patrol Division as a patrol officer until 2008 when he was assigned to the Division of Investigations as a Detective.  During his assignment as a detective, he served as the department Megan’s Law Liaison and Evidence Custodian.

In 2012, Lieutenant D’Alessio returned to the patrol division and in 2013 was assigned as an O.I.C of his squad.

In 2015, he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant where he successfully supervised Squad 1 in the Patrol Division. 

In 2018, Lieutenant D’Alessio returned to the Division of Investigations where he was promoted to the rank of Detective Lieutenant in February of 2018.

In 2020, Lieutenant D’Alessio was transferred to the Patrol Division to oversee two patrol squads. 

Since beginning his law enforcement career, Lieutenant D’Alessio has served the Florham Park Police Department in various roles including being named as the Assistant Commander of the department's Emergency Response Team (ERT), bicycle patrol officer, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).  Over the course of his career, Lieutenant D’Alessio has attended several specialized training programs including FBI advanced interview/interrogation, HIDTA 1 Advanced Narcotics Training, L.S.I Advanced workshop on Scientific Analysis, and SWAT Command and Leadership.


Brian Sampson - Patrol Division Commander

Lt. Brian Sampson began his law enforcement career in December of 2004 after he was hired by the State of NJ Human Services Police Dept. He attended the 65th Basic Police Training Class at the Morris County Police Academy and graduated in June of 2005. During graduation, he was awarded the certificate of merit from the police training commission. Upon graduation, Sampson functioned as a plain clothes patrolman assisting DYFS caseworker's throughout Essex County until December of 2006. 

In December of 2006, Sampson was hired as a Patrolman by the Florham Park Police Department. During his time as patrolman, Sampson has served in the Honor Guard, the Emergency Response Team (ERT), bicycle patrol, and as a Field Training Officer (FTO). In February of 2018, Sampson was promoted to the rank of Patrol Sergeant in charge of a 5 officer squad and served in that capacity for 2 years. In February of 2020, Sampson was promoted to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant and is in command of two patrol squads consisting of ten officers. Sampson is currently in charge of the tactical patrol team, which consists of 4 officers assigned to 2 cars conducting tactical patrol operations in conjunction with Morris County Sheriff Department K-9 in and around Rt. 24 once a month.

Sampson has attended numerous advanced supervisory and leadership classes to include the Frontline Supervisory school and the FBI-LEEDA (Law Enforcement Executive Development Association) Supervisory and Command schools.

Sampson holds an Associate's degree in Criminal Justice from Middlesex County College. Sampson is an Iraqi Freedom veteran who served in Nassirya Iraq in 2003 with the 2nd battalion 25th Marines. He is married with two daughters and resides in Sussex County.