Pequannock Township Police Department

Torch Run for Special Olympics


Eight members of the police department participated in the Torch Run for the Special Olympics on June 9, 2017.  The run started in Butler and concluded for department members at the Shop Rite Supermarket in Lincoln Park. Various school officials and several students from the Pequannock Valley Middle School also participated in the run. Members raised over $2,400 for Special Olympics NJ with donations coming from Crestmont Toyota, Dr. Darren McKeever DMD, Frank's Coastal, Route 23 Honda, and Pequannock PBA Local 172.

Summer Safety:
 Once again it's summer time, and the police department would like to share some safety tips to keep your summer fun and safe.

  • Children should never be left unattended near pools, lakes, ponds or any other bodies of water. Fences and gates should be checked around pools to make sure that locking mechanisms are in good working order and there is no damage to fence areas that would give children access to those areas when not being used by adults.
  • During the hot summer months, children and animals should never be left in cars unattended for even a short period of time. Even with the windows cracked open, the temperature can reach extremely dangerous levels very quickly causing heatstroke or death.
  • With school out for the summer, motorists should be cautious of children at play. Please be aware of your surroundings as you travel through our neighborhoods.       Avoid distracted driving by putting your cell phone down. State laws will be strictly enforced for these violations.
  • The police department would like to remind all residents that the private use of fireworks is against the law and very dangerous. If you plan on having a 4th of July party please be safe and avoid the use of any fireworks.
  • With graduation season here, we remind all parents that the police department will continue to strictly enforce a zero tolerance policy when it comes N.J. laws and township ordinances concerning underage possession and consumption of alcoholic beverages.       Please set a good example for your teens by not allowing underage drinking on your property.

 A Message from the Pequannock Township
               Township Traffic Bureau
  Summer of 2017 is upon us and   has brought many children and young adults out on our streets as they begin their summer vacation. This is a great time to remind the motoring public to be cautious of pedestrians in the crosswalks as well as insuring that we share the roads with bicyclists. 
   It is also a perfect time for Parents to remind their children of proper bicycle safety as they travel throughout the township each day. Parents, please stress the importance of the use of a bicycle helmet for ALL children 17 and under; It's the Law.
 Thank you and please have a safe and happy summer of 2017!  

Township of Pequannock's
Environmental Commission Sponsors Bio Blitz

Last month the Environmental Commission met at Pequannock's Woodland Lake to conduct a "mini" bio blitz, a quick survey of the various types of wildlife found in and around the township's lake to set a baseline of environmental conditions in local waterways.  Check out the story on North Jersey.com.

When:      Saturday, September 23, 2017
Where:     Morris County Public Safety Training Academy
                 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany
Time:        9 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
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When:     Saturday, October 28, 2017
Where:    Pequannock Valley Park
                Marvin Road, Pequannock
Time:      9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Rain or Shine)
If you have any questions, call 973-829-8006 or visit

 Five Town Regional Dial-A-Ride
Celebrates 40 Years

 On Tuesday, April 25 Five Town Regional Dial A Ride celebrated its 40 Year Anniversary with a Health & Human Services Fair which featured local agencies that provide multiple services.  Dial-A-Ride has been serving the towns of Butler, Kinnelon, Lincoln Park, Pequannock and Riverdale since its origin, and has traveled more than four million miles transporting more than 850,000 clients.

Dial A Ride provides free curb to curb service to senior citizens ages 55 and older who have no form of transportation as well as those 18 years and older who have a physical or mental disability.   Riders must also be a resident of one of the five municipalities.  Appointment reservations can be made by calling 973-835-8885, Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - noon.  Last local pick ups are at 4:15 p.m. and 3 p.m. for destinations further away.  It is suggested that you give 3 working days or 72 hours to set up an appointment for transportation.  Appointments will not be accepted the same day, and a client must be registered prior to reserving a trip.



Home Composting Class


  Where:      Riverdale Senior Community  Center
  57 Loy Avenue, Riverdale
               When:       July 17, 2017
               Time:         7 pm

Please join us to learn about the following:

   What is composting?
   Why should I compost?
  What do I compost?
  What not to compost
   How do I compost?
   Types of compost bins
  Keys to good compost
   Uses for compost
If interested in attending, pre-registration is required. Please call
Linda Roetman at 973-835-4060 x6 to register.

Township of Pequannock