Joseph J. Orlando - Chief of Police
Joseph J. Orlando began his law enforcement career in June of
1997 after successfully completing the Alternate Route Training Program, as
part of the 49th Basic Police Training Class, at the Morris County Fire and
Police Training Academy. Upon graduation Orlando was assigned to the Patrol
Division where he was awarded with several commendations for interdiction in
narcotic and alcohol related incidents.
was assigned to the Detective Bureau in 2005 and served in that capacity until
he was promoted to Detective Sergeant in 2008. Orlando was recognized by the
Borough and the Morris County Detectives Association for his successful
investigation into the burglary and theft of copper wire, in excess of
$100,000, from the LAPP Group on Hanover Road in 2008. In 2011 he was awarded
the New Jersey Security Association Award for his 2010 investigation into a
multi-jurisdictional and multi-state check fraud ring victimizing account
holders at various local banks.
served as a Patrol Sergeant from 2011 until 2015 at which time he was
reassigned to the Detective Bureau and promoted to Detective Lieutenant
responsible for overseeing the Division of Investigation, Community Policing
Bureau and the Juvenile Aide Bureau. In 2016 he was promoted to the rank
course of his career Orlando has been assigned, on several occasions, to the
Morris County Prosecutor's Office as a Narcotics Task Force member and has
served in an undercover capacity.
Orlando has obtained advanced training in several areas of
investigative techniques, is a graduate of the Command and Leadership Program
and the FBI’s Law Enforcement Executive Development Seminar. He holds a
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and a Master's Degree in Public Administration
from Fairleigh Dickinson University.
Orlando was promoted to Chief of Police February 1,