Pequannock Township Police Department
Back to School Safety
Children and parents are reminded to please use our newly painted crosswalks that our Township DPW employees have refurbished with high visibility paint.
We ask that you please be mindful of children and our Crossing Guards in the school zones throughout the Township. Our Crossing Guards work very hard to ensure your child's safety to and from school, and your attention to the speed limits through school zones will be very much appreciated.
Distracted Driving Enforcement
The Pequannock Township Police Department would like to remind everyone to put down their phones while driving. With the start of another school year, officers will be detailed to aggressively patrol school zones. Failing to utilize a hands free device while conversing on a cell phone and texting while driving are two of the many distracting behaviors that all of us witness on a daily basis. In an effort to keep our school children safe, police will devote extra resources to the task of enforcing distracted driving violations, especially around our schools. Motorists are subject to warnings and summonses as part of this initiative. Checkpoints, unmarked vehicles and plain clothes officers will be utilized to observe violations and take enforcement action. Please put down your phone while driving and pay exclusive attention to the road. Lives depend on it.
The 2017 Junior Police Academy
This year's Junior Police Academy was held July 17th - 21st and accepted approximately 40 youths including 2 peer leaders. During the course of the week the kids had the opportunity to work with multiple police agencies as well as local volunteer organizations like the first aid squad and both fire companies. The goal of the program is to provide the youths of this community with a valuable experience while creating a bond with law enforcement. The kids were given the opportunity to visit the Morris County Juvenile Detention Center, the Morris County Sheriff's Department specialized units (Bomb Squad, K-9, C.I.S and S.E.R.T), observe Atlantic Air One helicopter landing, watch K-9 Jemma in
action and see a demonstration from the Passaic County Sheriff's Department Mounted unit. The recruits wore fatal vision goggles and used our drunk carts to see the dangers of drinking and driving. New for this year the Pequannock Police Department was proud to present the recruits with our TI Use of Force Simulator. The TI Simulator gave the recruits the chance to encounter realistic police scenarios in a safe environment. Recruits were allowed to participate in non-violent scenarios only as they experience what police deal with on a regular basis. The program instilled discipline and responsibility while presenting this information in a fun way. The program culminates with a graduation ceremony in which the recruit's families are invited to attend.