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Notice to Residents: March 6, 2023 Update from the Chief of Police


I write this post tonight to remind all residents of the important role you play in overall community safety.  The Police Department has received numerous complaints for speeding on our residential streets.  While our officers are required to conduct speed enforcement initiatives on a daily and nightly basis, in an effort to be a visible deterrent, their efforts cannot be successful without community participation. 

The New Jersey State Police report the total number of fatal motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey during the 2022 calendar year totaled 655 resulting in 698 fatalities.  In Morris County we saw 20 such crashes resulting in 20 fatalities.  Speed is a major contributor to motor vehicle accidents and fatalities.

Some of the most egregious violations occur on our cut through streets such as Rockwood Road, Cathedral Avenue, Brooklake Road, Crescent Road, Elm Street, and Leslie Avenue.  In an effort to curb the violations on these streets, as well as all residential streets within the Borough, the Police Department’s personnel will be engaging in a significant speed reduction campaign beginning March 13th at 7:00am.  While we maintain strong relationships with our community, built over several years of positive engagement, we will be utilizing limited discretion during these efforts.

Please play your part in maintaining overall community safety by obeying the speed limit and all traffic laws within the Borough.

Stay safe!

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police
March 6, 2023 


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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