3 Cherry Lane PO Box 236  Brookside, NJ 07926 
Non -Emergency 973 543-2581
Fax 973-543-2603

 Chief Ross Johnson

*Emergency DIAL 911  


     The Mendham Township Police was founded in 1956 and has continued to serve this community with pride and dedication. The Mendham Township Police Department consists of 15 police officers with two full time secretaries.   The department consists of a Patrol Division and a Detective Bureau. The police department is dispatched 24 hours a day by the Morris County Communications Center. The police department provides police coverage 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  The administrative staff is present from 8am to 4pm on weekdays, except for holidays.


**Firearms Applications Information  -Update 4/11/20**

Fireararms Applicants submitting applications during the current COVID-19 Pandemic can expect delays due to the NJ FARS application system functioning with limited capability.  212A and Mental Health checks are experiencing delays.    The staff at Mendham Twp. Police are still proccessing the applications as quickly  as possible and have experienced an influx of applications.  We are doing our best to get these applicaitons processed.  If you have any questions or need to submit documentation or information, or schedule a pick up of permits that are ready, please email Lt. Steven Bittman at  or Detective Jim Arnesen at  Please note that the Police Lobby hours have changed as well.  Call 973-543-2581 and ask to speak to an officer on patrol.  Thank you for your patience!  



For Alarm Registration Forms Click Here
*Please Note: personal medical alarm registration will NOT be required 

Effective January 1, 2018 Chester Township will be hosting the Mendham Township Court at the Chester Township Municipal Building.  Court office hours will be from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

Court will be held the first and third Thursday of every month, beginning with Mendham Township’s Court at 2:00 p.m.  Chester Township’s Court will follow at 6:00 p.m.

The agreement between Mendham and Chester Townships to share this service will allow for a more efficient use of staff and facilities, and will provide cost savings to both municipalities.


      Mendham Township Police Department



2012-2017 Period

Ptl. Lockhart- Galantry Star

Ptl. DiGregorio- Galantry Star

Ptl. Kalweit: Honorable Service(4x), Exceptional Duty(3x), Grand Codon, Drug Buster(x2)

Det. Arnesen- Honorable Service(3x), Exceptional Duty(2x), Grand Cordon(x2)

Ptl. Wilce- Life Saving

Ptl. Wysokowski- Educational Bar for Bachelors&Masters

Sgt. Morrison- Honorable Service(1x), Exceptional Duty(2x), Grand Cordon, Gallentry Star

Sgt. Ambrosi- Honorable Service(x4), Exceptional Duty(x4), Grand Cordon(x2), Gallentry Star(x2), Drug Buster(x4)

Sgt. Taquinto- Honorable Service(x4), Execptional Duty(x3), Grand Cordon(x2), Gallentry Star(x2), Educational Bar-Bachelors

Lt. Bittman- Life Saving Award(x2), Grand Cordon(x2)

Chief Johnson- Life Saving, Grand Cordon



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Morris County Sheriff's Department

Hunting Permit  UPDATED 08/2019
Hunting in Mendham Information
NEW Hunting permit applicants MUST click here --->   New Applicants

State of New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice

To submit an Internal Affairs complaint, please click on the link below 
for information contact Lt. Steven Bittman
Mendham Township Police Department Internal Affairs Complaint Summary 2018

For a Citizen Complaint Information Form Click Here

Additional information about Internal Affairs investigations can be found on the Morris County Prosecutor's website.


For information on applying for an Extreme Risk Protection Order, please view Attorney General Order 2019-02.


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