(973) 402-4000

155 Powerville Road Boonton Township NJ 07005

Chief Paul C. Fortunato

The Boonton Township Police Department offers property checks of your home while you are away or your home is vacant for any reason for a period of time, without any cost to our residents. Please CLICK HERE for a closed house form and submit the completed form to the Boonton Township Police Department.

The Boonton Township Police Department is committed to our community. The police department offers a variety of community service programs that are available to our residents. To find out more please click here.


With tax season underway, the Boonton Township Police Department is urging its residents to remain vigilant of any potential scams involving the IRS. Residents are reminded to hang up immediately if they receive a phone call from anyone claiming to be the IRS demanding immediate payment over the phone. This is a common scam, and residents may report any potential incidents to their local police department. The Boonton Township Police Department is also currently investigating an incident where a Township resident had someone file a fraudulent tax return on their behalf.

On March 18th the Boonton Township Police Department took a report from a resident after that resident had their identity stolen and had a fraudulent tax return filed. Further, the resident reported that on March 15th a suspicious white van with no windows was parked outside of their residence. At approximately 3pm on March 15th the resident had their mail delivered, and at that time a male exited the van and approached the resident’s mailbox. The male fled after seeing that the resident was home at the time, and nothing was removed from the mailbox. Inside of the mailbox at that time was a tax refund check.

The suspect is described as a white male between 50 and 60 years old. Any resident who observes any suspicious individuals or vehicles in the neighborhood is urged to call the police immediately. Anyone who may have seen something suspicious on the afternoon of March 15th is also encouraged to contact the Boonton Township Detective Bureau at 973-402-4022. 


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