Morris County Corrections PBA 298 Raises $2,140 for Non-Profit Organization

PBA 298 Morris County Corrections participated in “No Shave November” and raised $2140.00 which they opted to donate 100% of the proceeds to Community Hope. Community Hope is a non-profit organization which has been helping individuals, including veterans and their families overcome addiction, mental illness, homelessness and poverty since 1985.

Sheriff Gannon & PBA officers pose with Community Hope staff

Pictured from left to right: Undersheriff Alan Robinson, Warden Christopher Klein, Officer Peter Lenahan, Lieutenant William Schwarick, Julia Butler (Community Hope), US Army Captain Michael Robinson, Sheriff James Gannon, Sergeant Robert Doriety, Jeannette Vanderhoof (Community Hope), Corporal Jason Babbitt, Officer John Granato, Officer John Baena, Captain James Janzen, Lieutenant Sean Lomax and Corporal Rodney Furby.



Bureau of Corrections Officer Skates for Charity

David McAndrew takes a sot on goal

Officer David McAndrew has been employed with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office for the past four years but being a Correction Officer wasn’t always his first choice. McAndrew, who like any other kid who played hockey growing-up, aspired to play one day in the National Hockey League. As time went on and McAndrew began his career with the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, he decided to use his talent to help others in the time of need.

David McAndrew proudy became a member of the New Jersey State Policeman’s Benevolent Association Hockey team.  A non-profit organization that represents over 33,000 men and women law enforcement officers from across the state.  The NJSPBA Hockey team regularly competes in charity hockey games against other law enforcement entities from near and afar in fundraising events. In fact, in their first year as an organization, the NJSPBA Hockey team raised over $24,000 for local charities.  The New Jersey Policeman’s Benevolent Association Hockey team also regularly organizes toy drives and delivers the gifts to local children’s hospitals.

“I am very honored to be part of such a great organization where I am able to pay-it-forward,” said Officer David McAndrew.

Morris County Sheriff Games M. Gannon said, “I couldn’t be prouder of Officer David McAndrew. He has proven himself to be a remarkable young man and a great asset to his department. There is nothing more rewarding than reaching out to help a family who is faced with the most unthinkable circumstances. My hat goes off to David McAndrew.”

NJSPBA hockey team photo

The NJSPBA Hockey team will be playing in their next charity game against the New Jersey State Police on December 29th at Mennen Arena to benefit two charities. The winning team will take home 60% of sponsorships and admissions and the losing team will take 40%. The NJSPBA Hockey team will be playing to benefit Mallory’s Army in the fight against bullying so please come out and support the cause.

For more information please go to: or contact Morris County Sheriff’s Office Captain Steven Piatti @ [email protected]


Sheriff’s Office conducts Evacuation and Training at the Courthouse

Employees and members of public seen walking away from the Courthouse.
Employees and members of the public evacuate the Courthouse during a drill on November 22.

On Wednesday, November 22, officers of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office participated in an evacuation and active threat training drill at the Morris County Courthouse during working hours.

The Courthouse was closed to the public from 11am-1pm for the event where employees and members of the public were instructed to leave the courthouse. Electronic signs were visible around the Courthouse notifying the public of the drill and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office posted a message on their FaceBook page of the same.  After the successful evacuation, a large scale active threat training drill was conducted involving the entire agency. Across the street, the Administration and Records Building remained open during the shut down.

Officers watch several video monitors during a drill.
Undersheriff Mark S. Spitzer and Chief Edward K. Crooker monitor the screens during the active threat drill on November 22.

“This is the first time a drill of this caliber has been conducted during working hours at the Courthouse. The Morris County Courthouse is a critical infrastructure. The Morris County Sheriff’s Office has the responsibility of not only protecting the judicial staff, but the state and county employees as well as the public entering the Courthouse to conduct daily business. I am very impressed by the jobs these officers did. We’re going to see more of this training in the future,” said Sheriff James M. Gannon.

Sgt. Rawa addresses approx 20 Sheriff's Officers.
Sgt. Walter Rawa briefs the officers of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office prior to the active threat drill.

The drill went extremely well overall for the first time being conducted during normal operating hours. All participants successfully completed their tasks at hand reinforcing the level of training the Morris County Sheriff’s Office will continue to provide,” said training coordinator Sgt. Walter Rawa.

Det. McMahon working K9 Chip, a yellow lab, around a garbage can.
Detective Corporal Michael McMahon and K9 Chip go to work during the active threat drill at the Morris County Courthouse on November 22.