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Hiring Announcement: Police Officer

The Borough of Florham Park Police Department is currently accepting applications for the entry level position of Police Officer with a starting salary of $53,577.  Applicants must submit an Application, Resume and $100 application fee to the Florham Park Police Department no later than 4:00 P.M. on August 31, 2021.

Applicants must also meet the following qualifications;

1. Must be a citizen of the United States and a resident of New Jersey.

2. Be at least eighteen (18) years of age.

3. Must possess a valid New Jersey automobile driver’s license.

4. Shall have graduated from high school or possess a General Equivalency Degree (GED).

5. Must pass the required physical agility test detailed below.

6. Must possess the ability to perform all the tasks and duties of a Police Officer.

7. Pass a medical and psychological examination.  Any psychological, medical or physical condition or defect which might prevent efficient performance of the duties of the position, cause the appointee to be a hazard to himself/herself or others, or become aggravated, as a result of the performance of these duties, will be cause for rejection.

8. Must pass an extensive background investigation to include drug screening.

The Department will determine the number of applicants to be tested and those applicants that meet the required qualifications will be contacted with a date and time to attend the Physical Agility Test.  Applicants will be required to pass the Police Training Commission (PTC) pre-admission physical fitness test, which is mandated by the PTC prior to the entrance into the Police Academy.  All applicants will be required to take and pass the Physical Agility Test.

1. The applicant must complete a vertical jump of 15 inches or more, 

2. The applicant must complete 28 sit ups in 1 minute or less, 

3. The applicant must complete a 300 meter run in 70.1 seconds or less, 

4. The applicant must successfully complete 24 push-ups in 1 minute or less, and 

5. The applicant must successfully complete a 1.5 mile run in 15:55 minutes or less.

Applications are available 24/7 and may be picked up in the police department vestibule, located at 111 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ and must be returned along with a Resume and $100 check made payable to the Borough of Florham Park no later than August 31, 2021, at 4:00 P.M.  

Applications may also be found on the Florham Park Police Department webpage at the link below.  

The Borough of Florham Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Police Officer Application Link

Notice to Residents: July 29, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police


JCP&L have been upgrading their electric service along Brooklake Road, because of the two consecutive power outages we experienced in late June.  The upgrade includes new poles and new power lines capable of carrying the increased electrical supply demand, which caused the outages.  Throughout the project, anticipated to last one month, there will be times during the day where the power needs to be shut off in order to safely transfer power to the newly installed lines and poles.  JCP&L has advised the power outages will be sporadic for varying amounts of time; however, the outages will only occur during their work related hours of 8:30am and 3:30pm.

Should residents experience any prolonged disruptions or are critical care customers, requiring power for medical devices, please contact JCP&L directly via the options below:

Call directly at 1-888-544-4877

Click the “Report Outage” link on

Texting out to 544487 

If any resident requires immediate emergent assistance, please contact the Police Dispatch Desk at 973-377-2200.

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police/Deputy OEM Coordinator
July 29, 2021

Notice to Residents: April 29, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police


The shortening of our school days, due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, has resulted in several of our children utilizing bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, etc. in the afternoons throughout town.  While we encourage outdoor activities and exercise, we also encourage traffic safety; therefore, we will begin our annual Bicycle Helmet Award Program on Monday, May 3, 2021.  We generally begin our program at the end of the school year to encourage our community’s youth to practice bicycle, skateboarding, rollerblading safety, however, the shorter school days have resulted in an earlier than expected increase in this activity.

McDonald’s and Dunkin Donuts have partnered with the Florham Park Local PBA to provide Ice Cream to those receiving Bicycle Helmet Awards.  Our officers will begin distributing the awards on May 3rd, to those under the age of 17 utilizing proper head protection while participating in the above stated activity. 

We have observed several of our community’s youth violating the State Law mandating helmet utilization by those under the age of 17.  Parents of those individuals can be issued summonses for such offenses.  Please help us maintain general traffic safety and keep the children of the community safe by requiring your children to wear the mandated equipment while participating in these activities.

The Helmet/Bicycle Safety Laws can be viewed at the link below;

Be safe everyone!!

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police
April 29, 2021


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AlertFlorhamPark also offers a free Smart911 signup option for county residents, providing a greatly enhanced and potentially lifesaving 9-1-1 emergency call service for anyone who registers for it.

Smart911 is FREE, and your information is secure, accessible only to a 9-1-1 call taker. This service can provide key information to responders that can make your family safer. For example:

  • Address Details: How to access your home, number of bedrooms, location of utility shut-offs, and if you live in a multi-family building;
  • Family Details: Number of residents, ages, photos of children, and your landline and mobile phone numbers;
  • Medical Information: Medical conditions of certain residents, medications taken/required, allergies, mobility of residents, and if special equipment is needed in an emergency;
  • Animals: A list of your pets, service animals and livestock, and their names so responders are aware of them as they enter your home. Also, include the name of your veterinarian;
  • Emergency Contacts: Family members, friends or neighbors to be contacted in case of an emergency;
  • Vehicles: Make, model and license plate number in case of a motor vehicle accident.

Residents can offer as much or as little information to first responders through Smart911 as they wish.

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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