Important Announcement from BTPD Regarding Community Services Programs

The Boonton Township Police Department is pleased to announce a number of free community services that we are happy to offer to all of our residents. One program that we are particularly proud of is our “Vacant House Check” program. If you will be away on vacation, or if your home will be vacant for any period of time, our officers will conduct periodic checks of your residence or your business while you are away. Please visit our website at to acquire a vacant house form, or to learn more about the program. These forms can also be found in the lobby of our Police Department.

 We are also very excited about our “Alert Boonton Township” program, which works in partnership with “Smart911”. “Alert Boonton Township” is a special emergency alert system designed specifically for our residents here in Boonton Township. Did you know that currently only approximately 15 percent of our Township population is registered to receive community alerts for Boonton Township? To sign-up for “Alert Boonton Township” please visit Once signed up, you can opt-in for text or phone messages to alert you to various matters throughout our community. Anytime one of our residents signs up with “Alert Boonton Township” they are also provided with a free “Smart911” account. Smart911 is a program which allows you to create a custom safety profile in the event you ever need to dial 911. When a registered individual dials 911, our dispatch center will automatically be able to view your safety profile, which contains as much or as little information you are comfortable sharing. You can let us know if you have pets in your home, if you rely on medication, or if our emergency responders should have access to any other information regarding your home and family. This is a free and private life-saving service, and all are encouraged to register. 

Last but not least, the Boonton Township Police Department also offers a very special service titled, “Project Lifesaver”. With this program, the Boonton Township Police Department is able to aid senior citizens or anyone with special needs, ensuring that they are protected on a daily basis. This program is specifically aimed for individuals with special needs who may have a tendency to wander away from home. 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 mere minutes. Recovery times for Project Lifesaver clients average 30 minutes — 95% less time than standard operations. For an application, please visit us at Police Headquarters at 155 Powerville Road. 

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