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Notice to Residents: November 8, 2022 Update from the Chief of Police


I want to inform and remind all residents that several car thief/burglary suspects have been in our residential neighborhoods the previous four nights.  While we were able to catch one of those suspects over the weekend, the other incidents were reported to us after the fact and after the suspects had left the area.  As I stated in my last post, as well as previous posts, we had to release the last suspect we apprehended and criminal justice reform has done little to punish the perpetrators of these crimes.  We are fighting an uphill battle every night as our officers are continuously patrolling the Borough’s residential streets, responding to calls for service, monitoring the Borough’s business district, while monitoring and enforcing the traffic laws in an effort to maintain overall public safety of the Borough.  While working tirelessly to serve our residents we’re faced with the consistent threat of violent criminal actors who perpetrate crimes in other areas of the State only to find their way to Florham Park after having been caught and released elsewhere.

As the Borough’s population continues to increase, the strain on our resources increases along with it.  It is incumbent upon our residents to assist us in maintaining community safety by ensuring your vehicles and homes are locked at all times, maintain exterior lighting at night if possible and be observant at all times.  Please notify the Police Department immediately if you see, hear or feel something is suspicious.  Don’t hesitate as you are never bothering us.

Please be vigilant!

Joseph Orlando
Chief Of Police
November 8, 2022


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Message from the Chief:


Community Members, another school year is upon us and as such, school and traffic safety are of paramount concern to the Police Department.  In an effort to maximize the safety of the Borough’s schools, we have hired and will be placing SLEO III Officers at each of the three public schools.  Those officers will work in accordance with statutorily mandated hours requirements, therefore their scheduling and presence in the schools will fluctuate.  

Our two full time School Resource Officers (SRO’s) will remain within the schools to maintain a presence, teach DARE/Anti-Bullying related curriculum and to continue to nurture relationships with the community’s youth.  Our patrol officers will continue to randomly visit all of the Borough’s schools on a daily basis for an additional layer of security.  The Police Department’s administration will continue to maintain a close working relationship with the Board of Education, Superintendent of Schools and all of the Principals in an effort to provide the safest environment for our school system.

Parking and speeding are always issues in and around the schools.  We will have several officers patrolling and enforcing speed, parking and other traffic related violations within the school zones and residential areas that surround the same.  We ask that all residents, especially those who will be driving to the schools, to obey the posted speed limits and to park in designated spots only.

Have a safe school year!!

Joseph J. Orlando
Chief of Police
Florham Park Police Department