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Notice to Residents: April 16, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police

Residents,

The Borough will be starting its annual Milling and Paving Projects on Wednesday, April 21.  The following roads will be milled and paved:

  • Deerfield Drive (175’ east of Harvale Drive to Leslie Avenue)
  • Forest Drive
  • Sutton Place
  • Kice Road
  • Harvale Drive
  • Spring Valley Drive
  • Smithfield Road
  • Crane Lane

Milling of the above noted roadways will begin April 21st thru April 23rd.  Access to the roadways and residential driveways will not be impacted during the milling process, however, after a resident’s road is milled, paving may not occur on the road for a few days depending on the paving company’s schedule and weather, so residents should drive with extreme caution to avoid raised manholes and raised curbs at their driveway opening. 

Paving is anticipated to commence during the week of April 26th, weather permitting.  Residents will be restricted from use of the roadway and use of their driveway during certain portions of the day while the road is being paved.  The paving process involves spreading a tack coat prior to paving the road, so it is recommended to stay off the road from the time the tack coat is applied to the approximately 2 hours after paving.

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police/Deputy OEM Coordinator
April 16, 2021

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

Residents,

Please see the below document on behalf of Chief Joseph Orlando and the entire Morris County Police Chiefs in regards to the recent marijuana legislation efforts:

Public Service Announcement

Notice to Residents: March 31, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police

Residents,

Residents please review the video surveillance capturing suspected individuals attempting home/vehicle burglaries during the overnight hours between 2:15 and 3:30am:

Video Surveillance

If anyone can identify the suspects please contact Detective Sergeant Neilan at 973-410-5411.

All residents are reminded to secure their homes and vehicles at all times.

Joseph Orlando

Chief of Police
March 31, 2021

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

Residents,

I’m writing this post to implore all of you to be mindful of leaving your vehicles open with keys inside or valuable items in plain view within the same.

Our patrols, who work diligently throughout the night, spotted a stolen vehicle entering our jurisdiction during the early morning hours of March 23, 2021.  Our patrols attempted to stop the vehicle and a high-speed pursuit, in excess of 100 MPH, ensued.  Fortunately, none of our officers were injured as a result of the pursuit, however, such action places our officers in grave danger.

During the overnight hours of March 27, 2021, one (1) vehicle was stolen and another entered at two separate residences on Insley Avenue.  Both vehicles were unlocked and the stolen vehicle had the keys inside the same.

Our patrols are working tirelessly to keep our Borough, residents, homes and property safe; however, these suspects will continue to try to victimize our residents for as long as they believe there is opportunity for success.  If residents continue to leave their vehicles unsecure, with keys and valuables within the same, these suspects will continue to prey upon Florham Park.

Please help us to prevent future acts of victimization against our residents by being diligent regarding the securing of your vehicles and homes.  We rely upon your assistance, as force multipliers within the community, to maintain the safety for all residents within the Borough.

Be safe!!

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police
March 29, 2021

Notice to Residents: March 27, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police

Residents,

Please click the link below for a flyer from our local health officer regarding a community COVID vaccination clinic for individuals 65 and older:

Health Department Flyer

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police/Deputy OEM Coordinator
March 27, 2021

Notice to Residents: March 25, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police

Residents,

Please read the information below in its entirety regarding vaccinations for the 65+ population and those deemed to be homebound.

The State of NJ is partnering with 68 Walmart and Sam’s Club locations statewide to offer dedicated 65+ vaccine appointments. To facilitate scheduling appointments at these sites, a senior-specific NJ COVID-19 Call Center hotline will be available at: 856-249-7007 from 8am-8pm, daily.   Currently there are no sites available in Morris County, however Morris County sites will be available beginning March 29, 2021.  A complete list of sites statewide can be viewed at the link below (the link will forward you to a webpage, you’ll have to click the download in the bottom left corner to view the list of sites);

https://content.getrave.com/content/5956055/cea17946-f749-459b-8892-a7d247f06342/cbd5afbd-946a-421b-9f91-5641b3bf8297/Walmart_Vaccination_Sites_65__.pptx

The Pequannock Health Department, which serves Florham Park, is in the initial process of developing lists of those who are deemed homebound for purposes of providing Pfizer vaccinations to those interested when supplies become available.  

The definition of homebound that has been established by Medicare is the definition the Pequannock Health Department will be applying, as follows: 

  1. You need the help of another person or medical equipment such as crutches, a walker, or a wheelchair to leave your home, or your doctor believes that your health or illness could get worse if you leave your home;
  2. And, it is difficult for you to leave your home and you typically cannot do so.

If any resident desiring to be vaccinated fits into this category, or if you are a family member of a resident you believe to be homebound as defined above, please email OEM@fppd.net and we’ll coordinate with the Health Department.

Be safe and well!!

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police/Deputy OEM Coordinator
March 25, 2021

Notice to Residents: March 22, 2021 Update from the Chief of Police

Residents,

The NJ Forest Fire Service will be conducting a prescribed burn tomorrow morning at the Madison Recreation Complex, this has been in the planning stages since last fall and now the site conditions and weather have aligned making tomorrow the ideal time for this event.

The timing of the event will be as follows:

  • 9:00 am – Forest service arrives and begins setup and preparation
  • Noon – The burn should be over and cleanup/breakdown begins
  • 2:00 pm – All personnel should be leaving the site

The Madison and Florham Park Fire Departments will be on location to assist the Forest Service if necessary. 

The Fire Department has notified the local businesses of the event and this notification is for our residents.  Please pass the information along to your contact groups to alleviate any fear or anxiety over any visible flames or smoke.

The smoke generated from this event is expected to drift towards the Jets facility and dissipate. 

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Police Department with any concerns or issues.

Joseph Orlando
Chief of Police

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AlertFlorhamPark will allow you to get emergency notifications in any manner you choose, including phone, email, text, or social media, so you can stay informed during major storms or other emergencies taking place in Florham Park or throughout Morris County. Users have the ability to enter multiple addresses located in multiple jurisdictions within a single profile. If you care for a loved one who lives in another Morris County town and want to be notified of issues affecting that person’s municipality, your one registration process will satisfy that need.

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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.

Florham Park Police Social Media

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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