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Project Lifesaver

The Project Lifesaver program has been implemented by the Morris County Sheriff’s Office in an effort to provide enhanced support and assistance to Morris County residents who are primary caregivers for an individual suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia disorder as well as families of children afflicted with Down syndrome, autism, traumatic brain injuries or cognitive impairments.


Firearms Applications

Applications are ONLY processed online.  No applications will be accepted at Police Headquarters.  You can apply directly by clicking below. The applicant must be at least 18 years of age for a Firearms ID and 21 years of age for a handgun permit to purchase.  The applicant must be a Harding Township resident.  While completing your application, you will be asked for the Harding Township Police ORI.  That ORI number is NJ0141300.

Once your application is ready to be approved, you will be contacted via email to complete your payment.  Initial Firearms ID cards are $5.  Permits to purchase handguns are $2 each.


Vacant House Checks

The Harding Township Police Department offers the service of performing residential building checks by having uniformed officers physically inspect a house which has been reported temporarily unoccupied due to vacations or similar cause. Periodically, officers will check reported vacant houses to document and advise the property owners of anything unusual. To request this service, contact our dispatcher at (973) 455-0500.


Child Safety Seat Installation

Harding Township Police have several officers trained and certified as technicians who will inspect your child car seat, free of charge - and show you how to correctly install and use it. Sgt Stephen DeVries runs this service for our department.  You can email Sgt DeVries and make an appointment by clicking below.

Child Safety

Hire an Officer

Traffic Control or Private Duty

The hiring of an off duty police officer for traffic control and/or security functions is strictly regulated by department policy and Township ordinance.  If you would like to hire an officer, contact Extra Duty Solutions below.  All scheduling and billing is done by the company, Extra Duty Solutions.

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Extra Duty

Handicapped Parking Permits

Handicapped parking permits (placards) are available for those who are either temporarily or permanently handicapped.  A temporary placard is good for six months and can be extended for another six months with the Chief of Police approval. Residents applying for a Temporary Placard need to complete the application below and then submit it to Harding Township Police Department.  Permanent placards are submitted directly to NJ Motor Vehicle Commission.

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