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.
Orlando 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.
Orlando 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 of Captain.
Over the 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, 2018.