MENDHAM TOWNSHIP                                        POLICE DEPARTMENT

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

Chief Ross Johnson                                                    

Lieutenant Steven Bittman                                                          

*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 one full time secretary.   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 9am to 4pm on weekdays, except for holidays.


 All Mendham Township firearms applications are accepted thru the NJSP website.

Mendham Township ORI Number is NJ0141900

Firearms 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 Township Police are still processing the applications as quickly as possible and have experienced an influx of applications.  We are doing our best to get these applications processed.   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! 


Alarm Registration Form Click Here
Please Note: personal medical alarm registration will NOT be required 



Steps for obtaining a Mendham Township Hunting Permit:

Step 1:  Fill out Hunting Permit  UPDATED 07/2021

Step 2:  Mail application with a check or money order.

Step 3:  NEW Hunting permit applicants MUST click here --->   New Applicants

Step 4:  Read  Hunting in Mendham Information

Step 5:  Pick up completed permit at the PD, Have a safe and successful hunting season!


Internal Affairs

To submit an Internal Affairs complaint, please click on the link below. For information contact Lt. Steven Bittman at 973-543-2581 or via email at
For a Citizen Complaint Information Form Click Here
Additional information about Internal Affairs investigations can be found on the Morris County Prosecutor's website.
Mendham Township Police Department Internal Affairs Complaint Summary 20182019, 2020, 2021

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


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