Community Policing & Events

community policing

Community Policing is an organization-wide philosophy and management approach practiced by the Boonton Police Department that promotes:

  • Community engagement
  • Community, government and police partnerships
  • Proactive problem solving


The purpose of promoting these items is to address the causes of crime, fear of crime and other community issues.

Policing Officers

Having Community Policing Officers provides citizens a better opportunity to voice concerns and promotes creativity of the officers. It allows officers to work with residents and community workers to find new solutions to old problems.

Boonton Community Policing Programs & Events 

  • CPR & Basic First Aid Classes
  • SRT 5k & Children 1-Mile Fun Run
  • Bicycle Safety Rodeo
  • Ice cream voucher program for children wearing helmets
  • Coffee with a Cop
  • Child seat installations
  • Project Lifesaver
  • Youth Police Academy
  • National Night Out
  • Rescue task force & enhanced lock-down training Program
  • Halloween Safety Program
  • Quarterly Community Night Open House with Police Chief
  • Law Enforcement Against Drugs (formerly DARE)
  • Hope One NARCAN Training & Event (in partnerships with Sheriff's Office)
  • No Shave November - raising money for families in need (2017: $12k)
  • Homecoming Heroes, Support our Veterans March
  • Risks of Vaping Symposium in partnership with Chief Mayhood, Sheriff Gannon & Rec Department

Request an Event, Program or Meeting

The Boonton Police Department is committed to transparency and meaningful connections with the public it serves.  If you have an idea for a program / event or would like to schedule an existing program for yourself or a group, Please contact Chief Mayhood at (973) 402-0371 or