(973) 402-4000

155 Powerville Road Boonton Township NJ 07005

Chief Paul C. Fortunato

Community Services

Reverse 911:

The reverse 911 system allows the Boonton Township Police Department to send emergency messages to all residents, if the need arises. When receiving these calls you will see that the calls are originating from the County Of Morris. the message themselves are authorized and activated only by Boonton Township Police Personnel.


D.A.R.E. Program:

Specially trained officers from the Boonton Township Police Department teach the nationally recognized Drug Abuse Resistance Education program to children in the Rockaway Valley School. To learn more about the D.A.R.E. program, please visit the official D.A.R.E. website.


Closed House Checks:

Boonton Township Police will conduct an exterior check of your home whether you are on vacation, in the process of selling your home or for any other reason that your home will be vacant for a period of time. An officer will conduct checks of your home and will contact you when you arrive home to ensure that there were no problems while you were away or your home was vacant. Click here for a Closed House Request Form. Return this form to the Police Department prior to leaving your home. It is very important that if you arrive home earlier than expected you must notify the police department immediately.


Internet Safety:

The Boonton Township Police Department conducts program for parents and children on topics such as internet safety, cyber predators and cyber bullying. These programs are conducted in conjunction with the Rockaway Valley School and the Municipal Alliance Committee for more information contact Detective Peter Ricciardi at 973-402-4020 or pricciardi@btpolice.org.


Alive at 25:

Preventing deaths among teens & young adult drivers is the mission of the Alive @ 25 Program. It is geared towards the age groups of 16-25 year olds, and that was how the slogan was adopted. The leading cause of traffic deaths in the United States are due to traffic accidents with driving skills being something we all get better at over time. The program was developed by the National Safety Council to address this growing problem of fatalities for people under the age of 25. It was launched by the Colorado State Police over 15 years ago, and has gradually been adopted in many high schools throughout the nation. The course is a one hour presentation provided by the Boonton Township Police Department mandating both teens & their parents to attend.

Bicycle Patrol:

Specially trained and certified officers conduct general police patrol from a specially equipped mountain bike. These patrols are generally targeted at specific areas or used in conjunction with special Boonton Township events.


Project Lifesaver:

The Boonton Township Police Department in conjunction with the Morris County Sheriffs Office aides senior citizens or anyone with special needs in ensuring that they are protected on a daily basis.

Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. If an enrolled client goes missing, the caregiver notifies the Boonton Township Police Department, and a trained emergency team responds to the wanderer’s area. Most who wander are found within a few miles from home, and search times have been reduced from hours and days to minutes. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations. For an application please click here.


Speaking Engagements:

The members of the Boonton Township Police Department are available to speak to community groups on various different topics. Examples of past topics include home security, senior citizen safety, motor vehicle safety and internet safety and security. If you would like to request an officer to speak with your group, please contact the Boonton Township Police Department at 973-402-4000

The programs listed above do not represent all of the programs offered by the Boonton Township Police Department. Remember, the Boonton Township Police Department is here to assist you in whatever way possible. If you have any questions or comments, please call us at 973- 402-4000. We look forward to hearing from you!