The Boonton Township Police Department's Patrol Division is the backbone of the Boonton Township Police Department. They are the uniformed Officers who provide the first line of defense for the public's safety. The Patrol Division currently consists of eight Officers and two Sergeants, under the command of Lt. Michael Danyo. The Officers are divided into four Patrol Squads with a Sergeant and two Patrol Officers. The squads are assigned to work twelve hour tours, four days on/four days off, rotating between days and nights every two weeks.The Boonton Township Police Department is dispatched by the Morris County Communication Center, which also handles every 911 call made to Boonton Township.
The Patrol Division is charged with the enforcement of all Criminal Laws, Motor Vehicle Laws and Township Ordinances. To this end, the Patrol Division's Officers conduct speeding and radar enforcement, investigate motor vehicle accidents, detect drunk drivers, detect narcotic drug law violations, handle domestic violence calls, conduct random patrol in marked and unmarked patrol cars and participate in our Community Policing programs. These Officers also serve as the first responders to all fire and ambulance calls within the Township. When you call for HELP, these Officers are the people that come to your aid.
The officers of the Patrol Division are all medically trained as First Responders and are also certified in the use of an automatic defibrillator. When you call for medical assistance, one of the patrol officers will generally be the first person to respond. The officer will provide whatever medical assistance he/she can until the first-aid squad arrives on scene.