William F. Craig
Chief of Police


1033 Weldon Rd
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

973 697 1300 Police HQ
973 697 7230 Main Fax

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The Jefferson Township Police Department has maintained a full time traffic safety officer since 1988.  Officer Rodger Davis is currently assigned to this position.

The Traffic Safety Officer responds to all fatal and serious motor vehicle accidents.  He is a member of the Morris County Prosecutor's Office Vehicular Homicide Unit, is certified in traffic accident reconstruction, and assists with traffic engineering.  Officer Davis also supplements the Patrol Bureau with traffic enforcement details throughout the community.

The Traffic Safety Officer also coordinates many of our specialty traffic safety programs such as bicycle safety and child car seat inspections.  Officer Davis is also responsible for the speed advisory radar trailer that is placed throughout the community.  The sign is placed mainly in residential areas to make motorists aware of their speed and to hopefully help curb speeding vehicles. 

If you would like to contact Officer Davis, he can be reached at (973) 208-6159, or you may
email him by clicking his email link on our Contact Information page.

 

 


Child Safety Seats


 
All children, until the age of 8 years old or 80 pounds, whichever comes first, need to be in a child safety seat.  Click here for information on child safety seats, and here for a listing of child safety seat inspection locations.
 

Agressive Driving
Are you an aggressive driver?  Click the link below to take a test and find out


Agressive Driving Test



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Motor Scooters/Low Speed Motorcycles
 

Basic auto license holders can operate a low-speed motorcycle without any endorsement or separate motorcycle license. Low-speed motorcycles are less than 50cc or have a 1.5 brake horsepower motor or less with a maximum speed no more than 35 miles per hour on a flat surface. Low-speed motorcycles may not be driven on any state toll road, limited-access highway, or any public road with a posted speed limit greater than 35 miles per hour.  It is also prohibited to ride them on sidewalks; however, they may be operated on private property with the permission of the property owner.


 


Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)

Since December of 2010, there have been 78 arrests for DWI in Jefferson Township.




Please don't drink and drive!



For more information on the consequences of DWI, click here

Click here to view 2017 Mock DWI Fatal Accident drill held in Jefferson Township on 5/23/17




Senior Drivers




For information on Senior Driving, please explore the following helpful links:

NJ Driver's License Information for Seniors
Senior Driving (AAA) 
Mature Drivers (NJ MVC) 
Granddriver

AAA Foundatrion for Traffic Safety

 


Distracted Driving

U TEXT, U DRIVE, U PAY



 John R. Elliot Hero Campaign For Designated Drivers



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