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Hiring Announcement: Special Law Enforcement Officer Class III

The Florham Park Police Department is currently seeking professional and qualified applicants for the position of Class III Special Police Officer. The Class III Special Police Officer shall perform safety and security duties at the Florham Park Public Schools.

Applicants will be required to submit a resume and complete a short application. Applications are available at www.fppd.net at the link below and at Florham Park Police Headquarters.  Applications are due by 4:00 P.M. on November 5, 2021. 

Minimum Qualifications:

The applicant must be:

• A retired law enforcement officer less than 65 years of age, who:

• Served as a duly qualified, fully trained, full-time officer in any municipality or county of this State or as a member of the New Jersey State Police, and;

• Was separated from that prior service in good standing, within three years of appointment to this position. The applicant must be able to produce a letter of good standing issued by the agency from which the officer retired that lists the date and type of retirement.

• Applicant must be physically capable of performing the functions of the position, determined in accordance with the Police Training Commission. 

• Applicant must possess a New Jersey Police Training Commission Basic Police Officer Certification or New Jersey State Police Academy Certification. 

• Applicant must be a resident of the State of New Jersey and possess a valid New Jersey Driver’s License. 

• Applicant must successfully pass a background investigation.

 

Any applicants offered a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a medical exam, psychological evaluation, and drug screening.

Starting Salary for the Class III Special Police Officer will be $40.00 per hour and he/she shall work a part-time work schedule of 27.5 hours per week, and only when school is in session. Anticipated hours will be between 7:00am-4:00pm.

Resumes and applications are being accepted 24 hours a day at Florham Park Police Headquarters. 

Following a resume and application review, qualified individuals will be contacted for interviews.

The Borough of Florham Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants shall be given full consideration.

Special Law Enforcement Officer Class III Application Link

 

Notice to Residents: October 8, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police

Residents,

I wanted to write to all of you in regards to a rash of car thefts and burglaries that have occurred within Florham Park and several of our surrounding communities.  In the last two weeks, there have been thirteen (13) MV Thefts and twelve (12) MV Burglaries within the geographical area encompassing Florham Park.  Florham Park residents reported one (1) MV Theft and two (2) MV Burglaries during this time frame.  

On a positive note, while investigating the Florham Park MV Theft, Ring Door Bell and Residential Surveillance systems were reviewed and observed the suspects attempting to enter several vehicles in the Village Road neighborhood.  All of the vehicles were locked and the suspects moved along until they finally found one open vehicle, which unfortunately had the keys inside of the same.  This vehicle was stolen and later recovered in Newark, NJ.  The good news about this incident is we recovered video proof of what we have been advising residents all along, if you take steps to prevent being victimized you will be successful.  It is imperative that you remove your keys and personal belongings from your vehicles and lock the doors to your vehicles and your homes at all times.  The suspects committing these crimes are looking for the quick, easy and accessible opportunities.

On December 31, 2021 a new directive, from the NJ State Attorney General, will take effect which forbids law enforcement officers from pursuing stolen vehicles.  This means if your vehicle is stolen, our officers will be doing little more than responding to your home to take a report for your insurance company.  Even if your vehicle is recovered and we were able to obtain fingerprints or DNA evidence belonging to an identifiable suspect, we would not be able to charge that suspect unless we were able to provide some other corroborating evidence that that particular individual was the one who stole your vehicle and not some random person who was picked up along the way back to wherever your vehicle is eventually located.  If this is infuriating to you, we understand and agree.  Our hands have been tied and there is little we can do to apprehend and charge these individuals unless we were to catch them in the act, before they flee in the stolen vehicle.  This is the reason I continue to post these messages for all of you and provide as much information as possible to keep you informed and aware of the current threat environment.  It is imperative that each citizen take personal responsibility to reduce their ability to be victimized.  I again ask that you take the necessary precautions of locking your doors, remove keys and valuables from your vehicles and be force multipliers for the Police Department by remaining visually aware of your surroundings and reporting all suspicious vehicles, persons or activity to the Police Department immediately.

Thank you for helping our officers to keep Florham Park a safe community for everyone.

Stay safe!!

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police
October 8, 2021


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Welcome

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