About the Commission
Edward J. Fanelle
Edward J. Fanelle was appointed to the Casino Control Commission by Governor Jon Corzine and was sworn into office on February 1, 2010. He left the Commission on July 31, 2012 to pursue another governmental opportunity.
Prior to joining the commission, Fanelle served as Director of Communications/911 and as the Director of Public Safety for Camden County. As Director of Public Safety, he coordinated fire and emergency medical services throughout Camden County, and for most of the municipal police departments in the county. He oversaw the County Fire Marshall’s Office, Regional Emergency Training Center, County Park Police, Juvenile Detention Center, Communications Center and Office of Emergency Management. He previously worked for the R.E. Pierson Construction Company in Pilesgrove as its Human Resource Manager-EEO Officer.
Fanelle is a 25-year veteran of New Jersey State Police. Prior to his retirement in 2007 with the rank of captain, he served as the Personnel Officer for State Police. He received a "Colonel’s Commendation" for development of the Compliance Unit which monitored sick leave abuses and led to a savings of $2.4 million in a one-year period.
Between 1987 and 2002, Fanelle headed the State House Complex Security Unit which provides security for the governor, the legislature and state employees who work in the Capitol Complex. He developed and implemented structural and electronic security systems for the State House and the State House Annex and developed training programs for the Capitol Complex security guards.
Fanelle holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from York College in York, Pennsylvania.