155 Powerville Road Boonton Township NJ 07005
Chief Michael Danyo
The Boonton Township Police Department Thanks Chief Paul Fortunato For His Many Years Of Dedicated Service To The Township Of Boonton
After nearly 27 years of dedicated service with the Boonton Township Police Department, Chief Paul Fortunato announces his retirement as of March, 2019. Chief Fortunato served as the sixth Chief of Police in the history of the Boonton Township Police Department.
Chief Paul Fortunato was hired by the Township of Boonton in 1992 and attended the 41st Basic Police Class at the Morris County Police Academy. After completing the police academy, Fortunato was assigned to the Fugitive Warrant Unit at the Morris County Prosecutors Office. Chief Fortunato was then assigned to the Boonton Township Patrol Division where he soon became the department’s traffic officer.
In 2004 Fortunato was promoted to the rank of sergeant and served as the commander of two patrol squads. In addition to the traffic division, Fortunato also was responsible for training, scheduling, firearms, and computer technologies during his tenure as a sergeant.
In 2011 Fortunato was promoted to Chief of Police. During his tenure as Chief, Fortunato oversaw the Boonton Township Police Department achieving it's first state accreditation through the New Jersey Chiefs of Police Association in 2013. The department went on to achieve two subsequent accreditations as well under Chief Fortunato. Chief Fortunato also served as the Township OEM Coordinator, grants coordinator, and handled funding and hazard mitigation with the Morris County Office of Emergency Management and FEMA. Chief Fortunato focused much attention on community policing, and specifically oversaw the growth of numerous community oriented programs in our schools and all throughout our community.
While reflecting upon his career, Chief Fortunato stated, “I have had the pleasure to work with some of the most dedicated professionals, and volunteers here in town for more than 26 years. The Police Officers, Municipal employees, Educators, Fire and EMS personnel are all working very hard to provide Boonton Township with the highest level of services possible. These hard working men and women along with our citizens, and volunteer groups, make Boonton Township a very special place to live in. It has been my honor to serve you all. I have met so many wonderful people here over the years and I will cherish those memories forever. I am especially proud of the men and women whom I have served with in law enforcement. They are some of the finest people that I will ever know. Thank You.”
Chief Paul Fortunato served Boonton Township with honor and distinction and his leadership will be greatly missed by the members of the Boonton Township Police Department. His fellow officers wish him a happy and healthy retirement, and thank him for serving his community with integrity and commitment for so many years.