Commissioner Allen Pascual was elected in 2002. Allen, who earned a master’s degree in Education from Rider University, is currently the Director of Curriculum and Instruction at North Bergen High School. Together with district administrators, Allen is revolutionizing NBHS’ college placement services with new technology and a focus on matching students with the schools and programs that fit them the best.
Under Commissioner Pascual's leadership, the North Bergen Police Department has grown into one of the most effective and diverse police units in the country. Nearly 60% of the department is of Hispanic heritage, thanks to Mayor Sacco's resident-only hiring policy. Meanwhile crime is down and neighborhoods are safer than ever, thanks to innovative new technologies like the department's CCTV Security Camera system and community engagement and involvement. Commissioner Pascual will continue on this record and keep North Bergen's neighborhoods safe and secure.