531 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Phone:  973-538-2284

​Fax:  973-538-3382

This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

We should all take action to prepare! We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.  Click on either of the images below for more information.  (Source:

The Morris Family Justice Center provides 

the services a survivor of domestic violence, dating abuse or sexual assault needs in ONE place—counseling, protection, legal and immigration assistance, children’s services, and more.  If you or anyone you know needs assistance in any of these areas, please DO NOT HESITATE to contact the Morris Family Justice Center by clicking on the Photo on the Right.

Click on the Image above to obtain a copy of a crash report.

The Morris Plains Police Department is currently accredited under the New Jersey State Association of Chief's of Police Accreditation Program.  This is a very prestigious accomplishment and accredited status represents a significant professional achievement. Accreditation acknowledges the implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective.

Recently, our agency along with surrounding agencies, have seen an increase in scam attempts involving Green Dot Money Cards.  Callers are targeting random residents and advising them that they are either a Utility Company or the IRS.  The callers state that they are attempting to collect a debt and the Green Dot Card is required for payment.  Be advised this is a scam and no one should purchase these cards.  Anyone who becomes a potential victim to this scam is advised to contact the Morris Plains Police Department. More information can be found by clicking the photograph on the right.  

Another scam that has been active lately is called the Grandparent Scam.  In this scam, residents are receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be related to them asking for money after being injured in a car accident or stating they have been arrested and need money right away.  For more information on this scam, click on the Grandparent Scam Photo.  

Silver Alerts are fairly new in New Jersey.  When you are driving on a highway and see signs for a silver alert, this deals with Missing Persons who are over the age of 50.  These people may also have other reasons why they have gone missing, such as dementia or Alzheimer's.  For more information on Silver Alerts, see the image to the right.

Going on Vacation?  The Morris Plains Police Department will keep an extra eye on your home while you are away!  just click on the Photo Above, fill out the form and fax it to 973-538-3382 or drop it off at our headquarters:  531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Request our RADAR sign on your street by clicking the image above

September is National Preparedness Month!

“Register Ready – New Jersey’s Special Needs Registry for Disasters” allows New Jersey residents with disabilities or access and functional needs and their families, friends, caregivers and associates an opportunity to provide information to emergency response agencies so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergency.

The information collected here is confidential and will not be available to the public. The information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.

Why should you register?   

To be notified by local officials when an evacuation has been ordered.


The Morris Plains Police Department and surrounding agencies have been investigating several burglaries to motor vehicles over the past few days.  The perpetrators have been entering unlocked vehicles and are ransacking the inside, taking anything of value.  Multiple vehicles had the keys left inside and those vehicles were taken.  All residents are EXTREMELY urged to lock their vehicles and take anything of value into their homes with them.  DO NOT leave anything of value within view and please report any suspicious activity immediately by dialing 9-1-1.  


The Morris Plains Police Department as well as neighboring departments have received a higher rate of telephone scams regarding the IRS.  If you receive a call from someone claiming to be from the IRS and requesting you settle a debt with them or they tell you that they owe them money, DO NOT SEND MONEY without either contacting the Morris Plains Police Department or the IRS.  More information on this scam and others can be located on  A direct link is available by clicking on the SCAM ALERT icon next to this post.

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The Morris Plains Police Department supports Project Childsafe.  Gun safety is crucial to ensure a safe home.  We offer free gunlocks that are available at headquarters, 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ 07950.  For more information on Project Childsafe, Click on the icon to the left.