The Special Services Bureau is responsible for traffic safety within the Township. In keeping with this role, the Special Services Bureau investigates all traffic complaints received by the department. As part of the investigation, a detailed traffic study may be conducted using in-road or post mounted sensors that record the volume and speed of traffic. The Special Services Bureau will also conduct high visibility and specialized enforcement details of problem areas. Other tactics that may be incorporated include the placement of supplemental traffic control signage or the temporary placement of the department's speed trailer.
The Special Services Bureau also reviews traffic plans for all special events that result in street closures and inspects any construction projects that may have an impact on vehicle and/or pedestrian traffic to ensure that all proper signage and other safety requirements are met.
As mentioned above, the Special Services Bureau investigates all traffic complaints received by the department. These complaints range from vehicles speeding to missing or malfunctioning traffic signs/signals. Every complaint is investigated and corrective measures are taken if the complaint is found to be justified.
If you would like to file a traffic complaint, please contact Sgt. Duda of the Special Services Bureau:
- by phone at 973-627-4900 ext. 373
Please be very specific as to the location and time(s) that the problem is observed. An officer will contact you regarding your complaint and keep you updated on the status of the investigation.
Stop for Pedestrians
The Denville Police would like to remind all drivers that they are required to stop for all pedestrians in a crosswalk. Failure to do so may result in a summons being issued to the driver of the vehicle. As we have a very busy business district, please be extra aware of all pedestrians as you drive through town. As for the pedestrians, please remember to use the crosswalks and cross at signalized intersections only on the green "go" signal.
Do Not Pass Stopped School Buses!
The Denville Police department regularly receives complaints about vehicles passing stopped school buses throughout the township. In an effort to help address this issue, the Denville Board of Education has equipped several of their school buses with cameras that capture these violations. The videos are then forwarded to the Special Services Bureau, who conducts an investigation and issues a motor vehicle to summons to the violator. If convicted of passing a stopped school bus, you could receive up to $250 in fines, a potential loss of license for 30 days, up to 15 days in jail or community service for a first offense, and 5 points on your license. Remember, just one bad choice to pass a school bus that results in an injury to a child is one too many. Please help us make our town a better place to live, work, and play. Remember, when the red lights flash, you cannot pass!