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Police Department accepting applications

The Harding Township Police Department is currently accepting applications for the position of Special Law Enforcement Officer Class II.  Pre-Employment Application can be downloaded or obtained at Police Headquarters, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, New Jersey 07976 (973-455-0500).  Candidates must submit a Pre-Employment Application, Cover Letter and copy of PTC.  Harding Township is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The deadline to file is April 21, 2014.  For additional information about qualifications and the selection process, click More below.


Police Department

National Take-Back Initiative

The Harding Township Police Department will be participating in the annual "NATIONAL TAKE-BACK INITIATIVE" program, to be held on Saturday April 26, 2014.  The program allows citizens to rid their homes of unused, unwanted or expired medications by turning these medications over to the Harding Township Police Department, who in turn, dispose of these substances in a safe and non-hazardous manner, preventing these pills from falling into the hands of juveniles or illicit market in communities.

A container for disposal will be placed in the lobby of the Harding Township Police Department, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ (Municipal Building) from the hours of 10am – 2pm.  The program is anonymous; NO SYRINGES will be accepted; and it is suggested to remove personal information from containers. Individuals are able to deposit medications freely and independently.

Any questions, please contact Chief Mark Giansanti at 973-455-1371.

Police Department

County Hazardous Waste 2014 Events

The County will be hosting Household Hazardous Waste & Computer/TV drop off events as follows:

  • Saturday, May 31, 2014, 9am-2pm  at Public Safety (Firefighters and Police) Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014, 9am-2pm at Public Safety (Firefighters and Police) Training Academy, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Parsippany, NJ 07054.
  • Saturday, October 18, 2014, 9am-2pm  at Chatahm High School, 255 Lafayette Avenue, Chatham, NJ 07928
For the brochure, click here.

Public Works Department

Harding Township Road Side Clean-up Day

The Harding Township Road Side Clean-up Day will be held on Saturday, April 26th, from 9AM until Noon.

We need your help to keep maintain the rural beauty of our town.  Meet at Town hall to get a street assignment where your help is needed to pick-up road side debris that has collected over the long winter.  Gloves, safety vests, garbage bags, will be provided.  Free tee shirts and refreshments will be provided to participants while they last. Groups are welcome.  This is great opportunity for students to earn community service hours.  Rain date will be Sunday, April 27th.  Please be sure to wear sunscreen and bug spray. 

Harding, Clean and Green!  Brought to you by the Harding Township Environmental Commission and Department of Public Works.

Environmental Commission

Portable Generator Safety Tips

In the wake of recent storms, many people have inquired about using portable generators during storm events.  Portable generators are very attractive for emergency situations, but harbor significant safety risks and operational considerations.  Harding Township, in conjuction with Jersey Central Power and Light, recommend you follow these safety tips on the use of your portable generator.

Township Administrator


At August’s Township Committee Meeting, Sergeant Giansanti urged residents to take a few simple precautions to help safeguard their homes:

  • Make your residence appear occupied when not at home.
  • Leave multiple lights on timers that go on and off at different times.
  • When away secure all doors and windows.
  • If you have an alarm, set it.
  • Advise your neighbors to retrieve your mail and newspapers.
  • If comfortable, allow family members and neighbors to park their cars in your driveway.
  • Advise HTPD to perform periodic house checks when away.

Township Administrator

Dog LIcenses Due

The Health Department reminds all dog owners that you must renew your dog's license for 2014 before January 31, 2014.  A copy of the license application can be found here.  In order to receive a license, the dog must have a  rabies vaccination that is valid until at least November 1, 2014.  If you wish to come in to the Health Department for a license, please call 973-267-8000, ext 1968 for an appointment. 

Health Department

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Harding Township Municipal Offices  PO Box 666, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone: 973-267-8000     Fax: 973-267-6221

Harding Township Police Department  PO Box 246, 21 Blue Mill Road, New Vernon, NJ  07976
Phone:  (non-emergency) 973-455-0500     (emergency) 911     Fax: 973-455-1135