Morris Knolls SRO Ptl. Joe MorganMorris Knolls School Resource Officer:
Patrolman Joe Morgan

I began my law enforcement career as an alternate route candidate at the Essex County Police Academy.  Upon graduation, I was hired by the Township of Denville as a police officer, where I have served for the past 9 years.  During that time, I was assigned exclusively to the Patrol Division until my recent assignment as the School Resource Officer (SRO) at Morris Knolls High School.

Prior to becoming a police officer, I attended Rowan University, receiving my Bachelor's Degree in History.  I then continued my education at Seton Hall University, ultimately receiving a Master's Degree in Human Resource Training and Development.

The 2017-2018 school year will be the first full year that I serve as the school's SRO.  Although my primary function at the school will be to ensure the safety and security of the students, staff and visitors, I am especially excited at the opportunity to mentor students during their time at school.  My goal for each school year is to create positive relationships and build a rapport with the students that will foster an environment of trust.  It is also my intention to maintain an open door policy and strongly encourage students to stop in and speak with me at their convenience.

You can contact Ptl. Morgan the following ways:
Police Department: 973-627-4900 ext. 353; or by e-mailing
Morris Knolls High School: 973-664-2200 ext. 2240; or by e-mailing