1938 - 2018

The Morris Plains Police Department was formed in

1926 to service the citizens of this great community.

In Remembrance:

Chief (Ret.) Arthur “Wendell” Fritts




Morris Plains POlice Department

Our agency prides itself in community service.  We offer many programs such as the Junior Police Academy, LEAD, Pink Patch Project, and Child Car Seat Inspections, among others.

The Morris Plains Police Department takes traffic and traffic control and enforcement very serious in town.  Request our RADAR sign today on your street by clicking community services on the main menu.

Community Service



Integrity, Respect, Service, Fairness & Pride

The Morris Plains Police Department is located at 531 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains, NJ, 07950.

Arthur Wendell Fritts passed away at the age of 80 on November 25th with his family by his side.  Wendell was Morris Plains 1st Detective and Retired as Morris Plains Police Chief. He also served in the United States Army.  He is survived by his loving wife Lyn Fritts of 57 years.  His four daughters Debbie Flynn and her husband Michael Flynn Sr of Morris Plains, NJ Dawn Vanderhoof and her significant other Rob Barella of Hopatcong, NJ Wendy Nibarger and her husband Patrick of Taylor, Michigan  Denise Zorn and husband Aaron of Marietta, GA, Five Grandsons Michael Flynn Jr of Totowa, NJ Casey Flynn of Randolph, NJ Ryan Flynn of Morris Plains, NJ
Brandon Vanderhoof of Hopatcong, NJ Nickolas Nibarger of Taylor, MI Three Granddaughters MacKenzie and Brianna Nibarger of Taylor, MI Ava Zorn of Marietta, GA, and a great grandson born,  September 27th, 2018, Mason Flynn son of Michael Flynn Jr and wife Kristen, Totowa, NJ 

A private memorial was held for Wendell.
A memorial donation in memory of Wendell may be made to.

New Covenant United Methodists Church
Attention: Alzheimer’s Support Care 
(Wendell Fritts) 
3470 Woodbridge Drive
The Villages, Florida 32162

 He will be deeply missed and loved by all