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Hope One receives Federal Grant

Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon’s groundbreaking Hope One program has been awarded a federal grant of over $332,000 by the Bureau of Justice. Hope One, which offers critical in-the-field support for persons struggling with addiction, has made over 5,000 contacts since its inception.

Today, Rep. Leonard Lance (17th District) stopped by Hope One on the Morristown Green to congratulate Sheriff Gannon for the program’s accomplishment.  County officials and Hope One’s community partners were on hand to hear Sheriff Gannon, Rep. Lance, Assemblyman Anthony Bucco, Morris County Freeholder Tom Mastrangelo and Morris County Chiefs of Police President and Madison Police Chief, Darren Dachisen speak about the program and its successes.

Sheriff Gannon, Congressman Lance, and other dignitaries stand in front of the Hope One van

Hope One was selected for the two (2) year competitive grant to plan, develop and implement comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by the opioid epidemic.  The Comprehensive Opioid Abuse program will help to roll out the Hope One’s Police Assisted Recovery where “officers are closest to the problem,” said Sheriff Gannon.

Sheriff Gannon addresses a crowdSheriff Gannon said, “We have a 26% decrease in overdose deaths in Morris County year to date.  We’re doing something right here and because of all the people here, we couldn’t be prouder.”

For more information on Hope One, visit: https://morris.caresnj.org/workshops/ or https://sheriff.morriscountynj.gov/community/hope-one/.

K-9 Boomer in the Press!

Our most recent K-9 dog, Boomer, has received a lot of attention lately!

K-9 Boomer with his tongue out, standing next to Officer Carbone

From the Parsippany Focus:

Morris County Sheriff’s Office K9 Boomer has completed his Explosive Detection Initial Certification with his K-9 handler, Detective Michael Carbone. K9 Boomer, a twenty-one month old German Shepherd / Labrador Mix has been trained at the Morris County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Training Academy. His incredible sense of smell makes him a vital resource to Law Enforcement all over Morris County. He is assigned identification #K9 229 and has quite the success story, going from a shelter dog to being one of the highly trained dogs working in the Sheriff’s K-9 Section.

From the Daily Record:

The Morris County Sheriff’s Office found a way to harness the puppy’s energy, and today the German shepherd, Labrador retriever mix, is the newest star of its K-9 unit. Freshly certified after 14 weeks of training, Boomer is now an explosives-sniffing specialist.

Life’s turnaround for Boomer, who is about 18 months old, was celebrated Wednesday by Sheriff James M. Gannon at the office’s K-9 kennels and obstacle course in Morris Township.

Congratulations on joining the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, Boomer!

Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers highlights recent Crimes of the Week in East Hanover & Morris Plains

East Hanover – Groping

On September 20, 2018 at approximately 6:30 pm, an improper touching occurred at a Michael’s store located in the Castle Ridge Shopping Center at 410 Route 10 in East Hanover. A 20 year-old female victim was groped on her buttocks as she was shopping in the store.   The victim and witnesses described the suspect as a white male of average height and build, having blonde or orange thinning hair. He had a thin mustache and wore glasses. It appears that he may have a tattoo on his right forearm. He was wearing beige khaki pants and a white short sleeve shirt with what appears to have the Looney Toons cartoon character ‘Gossamer’ printed on it. *Please note the security video images from the store are mirror images.

Sheriff's CrimeStoppers highlights recent Crimes of the Week in East Hanover & Morris Plains Sheriff's CrimeStoppers highlights recent Crimes of the Week in East Hanover & Morris Plains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morris Plains – Lewdness

profile sketch of lewdness suspect
Sketch of suspect wanted in Morris Plains lewdness incident

 

The Morris Plains Police Department is currently investigating an act of lewdness that occurred in the parking lot of the Stop & Shop Supermarket located at 245 Littleton Road near the intersection of Route 10. On Sunday, September 16th, 2018, at approximately 1105 am, a gold colored vehicle parked next to the victim. As the victim began pulling out of the parking spot, the driver of the gold vehicle exposed his penis and began masturbating while seated in his car. The victim described the suspect’s vehicle as an older, gold-colored car. The suspect was described as a white male in his 20’s with dark hair that has a curl at the bottom.

We are asking anyone that may have information about any of these crimes to contact:   

The Morris County Sheriff’s CrimeStoppers at: www.copcall.org

973-COP-CALL or Use the free “P3 Tips” app on any mobile device.

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