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