531 Speedwell Avenue Morris Plains, NJ 07950
The Morris Plains Police Department Currently Consists of 16 Sworn Personnel and 3 Civilian Employees who provide service to 6,026 residents over a 2.6 Square Mile area. In addition to the Chief's office and the Records Bureau, the Department has three divisions: Patrol Division, Detective Bureau and the Support Division
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The detective bureau is responsible for investigating crimes or offenses reported to, or initiated by the Morris Plains Police Department. They follow up all investigations initiated by the patrol division, in addition to initiating their own investigations. They are in charge of all evidence logged into the department and act as the court liaison. They are also in charge of department records and supervise the records bureau. Some of their responsibilities include: general investigations, fraud investigations, burglary/theft investigations, narcotics investigations, juvenile investigations, ABC investigations and bias crime investigations. .
The support division serves primarily an administrative function and is invaluable to the function of the department. They are also responsible to provide and maintain the tools needed so officers can do their job in a safe and effective manner. They are also in charge of the traffic bureau, school crossing guards, training and maintaining the department's standard operating procedures.
The patrol division is responsible for the preliminary investigation of calls for police service, traffic enforcement, accident investigation, first aid, fire calls, criminal activity and general community service. The division is divided into four patrol squads, each supervised by a sergeant. Each squad consists of two patrolmen and a sergeant. The four squads are responsible for covering two 12 hours work shifts on a rotating basis, 7 days a week.
The patrol division is aided with the use of state of the art technology. The patrol division is dispatched by the Morris County Communications Center. Officers use a mobile computer aided dispatch to ensure vital information is immediately accessible and allows for silent communication between officers. Patrol cars are equipped with mobile data terminals, which allows immediate access to the departments records management system. This enables officers to not only have immediate access to vital information, but officers can write and save their reports and other information from their vehicles.