Chief of County Investigators
A. Joseph Fulco
On July 22, 2013 Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes appointed Detective Lieutenant A. Joseph Fulco to Acting Chief of Detectives for the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office. On October 1st, 2013 Chief A. Joseph Fulco was officially sworn in as the Chief of Detectives for the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.
Chief Fulco began his career with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office in 1993 when he served his internship in the Trial and Auto Theft Units. In 1995, Chief Fulco was hired as a Prosecutor’s Agent and served as an assistant to the detectives in the Juvenile and Megan’s Law Units
In May of 1997, Chief Fulco was promoted to the rank of Detective and was assigned to the Special Victims Unit. In February of 1999, Chief Fulco was reassigned to the Homicide Unit where he served the Office for the next fifteen years. During his tenure in the Homicide Unit, Chief Fulco was promoted to ranks of Detective 1st Grade, Detective Sergeant, and Detective Lieutenant.
In June of 2013, Chief Fulco was reassigned as the Commanding Officer of the Intel-Counter Terrorism Unit in addition to serving as Second- in-Command of the Major Crimes Division.
During his 20 year career with the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office, Chief Fulco was instrumental in developing the current Investigative Protocols for the Shooting Response Teams and case management procedures. He also served as the Supervisor for Shooting Response Team 3 from 2003 to 2013.
Chief Fulco is a graduate of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Police Science.