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Notice to Residents: August 12, 2021 Update from the County of Morris

Alert to All Renters Who Are Behind in Payments!

 

Protections against evictions have been broadened and the income threshold for rental assistance has been widened by the State of New Jersey.

 

But YOU MUST TAKE ACTION to protect yourself by going to this website:

https://covid19.nj.gov/pages/renter

 

A Summary of What you Will Find There is Below:

As New Jersey winds down the COVID-19 eviction moratorium, the State has introduced critical protections to renter households who experienced economic hardships during the pandemic. In addition, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a temporary eviction moratorium. To take advantage of state and federal protections, you should complete both the State's self-certification form and the CDC declaration.

 

CDC's Eviction Protection Declaration:

If you live in a county experiencing "substantial" or "high" levels of COVID-19 community transmission (Which were all NJ counties as of Aug. 9, 2021), you may be able to stay at the place where you live through October 3, 2021 if you qualify for eviction protection under the CDC order.

 

Complete CDC's Eviction Protection Declaration to qualify for protection.

 

New Jersey's Eviction Protections and Self-Certification Form:

If you live in a New Jersey household with income below 120% of your county's Area Median Income, you are permanently protected from eviction or removal at any time for nonpayment of rent, habitual late payment of rent, or failure to accept a rent increase that accrued from March 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
Depending on your household's income level and specific circumstances, you may also be eligible for protection from eviction or removal through December 31, 2021, and other assistance and services.

 

Complete the self-certification form to learn about New Jersey protections you may qualify for and complete the necessary self-certification of your household income.

 

Read here for more details and frequently asked questions regarding renter protections and the self-certification form.

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 11:59 P.M. on September 20, 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 participate in the Physical Agility Test scheduled for October 24, 2021.  Applicants will be required to pass the Police Training Commission (PTC) pre-admission physical fitness test, 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 September 20, 2021, at 11:59 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

AlertFlorhamPark

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.

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.

Florham Park Police Social Media

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