Mountain Lakes Police Department

  • Agency: Mountain Lakes Police Department
  • Address: 400 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes , 07046 NJ
  • Chief:
Phone: 973-334-1413
Fax: 973-334-4123

Mountain Lakes Police Department is located at 400 Boulevard, Mountain Lakes , 07046 NJ. The Mountain Lakes Police Department phone number is 973-334-1413.

Mountain Lakes Police Department News

Boulevard is reopened

Boulevard closed due to a motor vehicle crash with a pole down at Tower Hill Detour in place

JCP&L’s MyTown Feature Offers Valuable Municipal Information The MyTown link on the Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) 24/7 Power Center provides comprehensive municipal outage and infrastructure information for every municipality in the company’s service area. Designed to help JCP&L customers access the important information they need during power outages, MyTown includes a summary of current outages as well as a snapshot of each community’s electric infrastructure. During major weather events, expanded information is available, including the cause of the outages, the time of the earliest reported outage, and the estimated restoration time. To obtain the latest outage information about your municipality, click the “MyTown” link on the JCP&L 24/7 Power Center or go to

JCP&L Preparing for Third Nor’easter that Could Impact Region Storm Plans Implemented and Additional Utility and Contractor Crews Available Morristown, N.J. – Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) is preparing for the third nor’easter to hit the region in the past two weeks that could produce more than a foot of heavy, wet snow and the potential for wind gusts up to 45 mph in its northern and central New Jersey service areas beginning early Wednesday. JCP&L personnel have implemented storm and staffing plans and are prepared to respond appropriately should severe weather cause power outages. As part of this effort, JCP&L’s Incident Command System has been implemented and the Command Center in Holmdel is operational. Electrical contractors are available in New Jersey to assist with restoration efforts, as needed, and FirstEnergy utility crews from Ohio are traveling to New Jersey today to provide additional support. To handle the influx of outside crews, staging sites are being prepared in Ocean and Essex counties. Other steps JCP&L is taking to prepare for possible weather impacts include: • Staffing additional dispatchers and analysts at regional dispatch offices • Airing radio ads telling customers how to prepare for storms • Checking equipment and vehicles to make sure they are ready to operate in heavy snow conditions • Communicating with emergency management officials, state officials, regulators and local officials about storm preparation efforts • Ramping up storm updates on social media and on the company website. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at or online at • Communicating with customers regarding storm preparation tips and safety reminders • Continuing efforts to secure mutual assistance crews to help with restoration efforts. Customers who are without power are encouraged to call 1-888-LIGHTSS (1-888-544-4877) to report their outage or click the “Report Outage” link on In the event of severe weather, customers should immediately report downed wires to their utility or their local police or fire department. Customers should never go near a downed power line, even if they think it is no longer carrying electricity. Extra caution should be used in areas where downed lines are tangled in trees or other debris. Motorists are cautioned to treat intersections with inoperable traffic signals as four-way stops. Customers are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of outages caused by significant snowfall and high winds: • Keep electronic devices such as cell phones, laptops and tablet computers fully charged to be ready for any emergencies. • Keep a flashlight, portable radio and extra batteries handy in the event a power interruption occurs. Tune to a local station for current storm information. • Never use a portable generator inside the house or a closed garage in the event of a power outage. Ensure the proper generator is selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming into the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back onto the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers. • Gather extra blankets or a sleeping bag for each person. Do not use gas stoves, kerosene heaters or other open-flame heat sources to prevent deadly carbon monoxide gas from building up in your home. • If you have a water well and pump, keep an emergency supply of bottled water and/or fill your bathtub with fresh water. • Stock an emergency supply of convenience foods that do not require cooking. • Mobile phones can be charged in your vehicle using a car charger when the power is out. If you have a smart phone, this will ensure you have access to online information sources. FirstEnergy customers also can subscribe to email and text message alert notifications to receive billing reminders, weather alerts in advance of major storms, and updates on scheduled or extended power outages. Customers can also use two-way text messaging to report outages, request updates on restoration efforts, and make other inquiries about their electric accounts. More information about these communications tools is available online at JCP&L is a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). JCP&L serves 1.1 million New Jersey customers in the counties of Burlington, Essex, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren. Follow JCP&L on Twitter @JCP_L, on Facebook at online at FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. The company’s transmission subsidiaries operate more than 24,000 miles of transmission lines that connect the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Visit and follow on Twitter.

Motor vehicle crash on Morris Ave following a police chase. All suspects are in custody. There is no threat to the public.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from MLPD reminding everyone to enjoy the holiday responsibly

Old Bloomfield Ave. is closed for the next few hours while they replace an electric pole

Stay safe this weekend avoid down wires and enjoy the snow like this resident on Melrose

Important Reminder: With schools reopening today, give yourself extra time to account for road closures. Do not attempt to walk near, around, under, or over wires, downed trees, traffic cones, police tape or barricades, as wires could be buried in the snow in the area. CONSIDER ALL WIRES LIVE and avoid the area.

Reminder assume all wires are live do not attempt to drive around any cones, caution tape, or barricades.

Warming center open in lower level of Mountain Lakes Borough Hall.

Current road closures Midvale, Intervale, Kenilworth, Laurel Hill, Pollard, and Stonewall. Please stay off the roadways and keep safe.

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management is urging people to stay off the roadways. Many roads around the County have become impassable and dangerous. As the storm continues, travel will become more treacherous. Please remain home whenever possible.

Midvale and Ball closed tree down with wires

Roadways are getting even more hazardous please stay home and stay safe. Intervale Road closed due to tree down.

Rockaway Terrace closed due to a tree down, roadways are very hazardous stay home unless absolutely necessary

The Morris County Office of Emergency Management has activated its Emergency Operations Center, and is monitoring the pending storm. At the time of this communication, there are currently 14,183 JCP&L customers without power. We spoke with members of the JCP&L team earlier this morning, and it does not appear that we will see resolve prior to the arrival of this next storm. The current restoration time estimate provided by the JCP&L team is Thursday, March 8th at 11:30PM, however, we expect this estimate will likely change depending on the magnitude of the incoming storm. Please see below for our Winter Preparedness Tips: Prepare at Home: Stock up! ü Food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration ü Water (1 gallon per person per day) ü Flashlights and batteries ü Battery powered or hand-crank radio ü Battery powered clock ü First Aid Kit ü Medications and Medical Items (if necessary) ü Cellphones with chargers ü Pet food, water, and additional supplies ü Baby supplies (formula, bottles, diapers, etc.) ü Alternate heating methods (wood, coal burning stoves, etc.) ü Warm coats, gloves or mittens, boots, and extra blankets On the Road: Winterize your vehicle. ü Keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing. ü Check tires for proper inflation ü Check antifreeze ü Pack emergency supplies in a backpack for a kit on-the-go: § Ice scraper § Jumper cables § Tire chains § Small shovel § First Aid Kit § Flashlight and batteries § Warning Flares or reflective triangle

As JCP&L continues to address the repairs from Winter Storm Riley, there is potential for another storm event to occur late Tuesday evening into Wednesday, with the possibility of significant snow. Mountain Lakes Police would like to remind individuals to fill any prescriptions that they may need for the duration of the week through the weekend, not knowing the potential effects from the next storm system. Also if you are senior or are aware of a senior citizen that may need any assistance or has special needs please contact the Mountain Lakes Police Department at 973-334-1413 to advise us on the circumstances. Thank you.

Boulevard has reopened to all traffic

JCP&L Storm Update Jersey Central Power & Light reminds customers to take precautions when using generators during power outages. Emergency power generators offer an option for customers needing or wanting uninterrupted service. However, to ensure the safety of the home’s occupants as well as that of utility company employees who may be working on power lines in the area, the proper generator should be selected and installed by a qualified electrician. When operating a generator, the power coming from the home should always be disconnected. Otherwise, power from the generator could be sent back into the utility lines, creating a hazardous situation for utility workers.

High school shelter will be closing at 2100 tonight. Warming center to reopen at Mountain Lakes Library 08:00. Anyone in need of assistance in between those times contact Mountain Lakes Police at 973-334-1413.

Verizon, JCP&L and Optimum all out on Boulevard working now all services hopefully restored soon

The Lakeland Hills YMCA has generously offered the use of their showers and electricity for charging devices on Sunday 3/4 from 7 AM to 7 PM for those Mountain Lakes Residents without power

Be advised that MLPD and the Borough have been in constant contact with the County Office of Emergency Management as well as JCP&L. Currently there are approximately 615 customers in Mountain Lakes without power. There are 21 separate locations of downed wires/poles. Per JCP&L, please for your safety DO NOT go near, or drive over or under downed wires. Consider all wires to be live. JCP&L will first be attempting to make all wires safe. This may not happen until later in the weekend. Due to the pure volume of outages Statewide, JCP&L estimates that power may not be restored to all areas until mid-week. A few tips to help assist MLPD in our operations moving forward: 1) Do Not call 9-1-1 unless you have an emergency. The County 9-1-1 operators are inundated with calls and do not have any information regarding when power will be restored to Mountain Lakes. 2) Calling the Police Dispatch to report an outage does not generate an outage report at JCP&L. To report an outage to JCP&L call 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877), or go to, or click the "Report Outage" link on 3) MLHS is open as a warming station. Enter through the Atrium by the new gym. Food and beverages are available. 4) We are aware of all currently downed trees/wires/poles. Any new issues can be reported to dispatch 973-334-1413 or if an emergency, 9-1-1.

Good morning and greetings from the Morris County Emergency Operations Center, We recognize that the storm we experienced yesterday (still on-going) was a difficult day for many, and we know that these efforts will continue throughout the weekend. With many residents, housing facilities, and businesses without power, this storm brought many challenges throughout the day yesterday and today. Please know that across all disciplines, the emergency response community as well as the road and tree crews, have been working around the clock dealing with an increased call volume and doing a phenomenal job servicing the public. Our primary focus for yesterday was the emergency events. Our professional 911 operators handled 5,782 calls between 6am yesterday and 8am today. We had many hazardous conditions involving live wires which needed to be prioritized and dealt with as soon as possible. We had many major roadways compromised that needed to be opened as well. We managed to avoid what could have been many tragic events had our joint focus not stayed with that model. The high winds continued to create emergency incidents and increased response efforts. While one emergency was resolved, may more were added. In addition, the high winds created an unsafe and prohibited atmosphere for JCP&L to put workers in bucket trucks for restoration efforts. We appreciate everyone's patience and cooperation throughout this event. Morris County Administrator John Bonanni and Morris County Sheriff James M. Gannon along with his command and support staff, joined the Morris County OEM team at the Morris County Emergency Operations Center yesterday. The Sheriff provided Sheriff’s Officers to many of our Morris County municipalities to support local law enforcement so they could deal with the significantly increased call volume, and that support continues. We were also supported by the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management and the Morris County Park Police. The focus for today is damage assessment and working with Jersey Central Power and Light on the power restoration process. Please know the Morris County Emergency Operations Center is monitoring all Morris County storm related activity , and we will continue to work closely with JCP&L to prioritize our issues across the county. Many people will continue working diligently throughout the day and weekend for our residents. Below are a few things that can assist us as operations continue today: Please DO not call 911 unless you have a true emergency. Our 911 professionals are not in a position to engage you in conversation with regard to when power will be restored. We ask that you make sure you register your power outage via the JCP&L site. This should take place regardless if you are aware of other outages in your area. Every facility should be registered so it can be tracked. To report outages, customers may call 1-888-LIGHTSS (888-544-4877), go to, or click on the "Report Outage" link on We have been in communication with our Morris County Municipal Coordinators in all of our Morris County municipalities. We have asked that local warming stations be identified for residents should they be necessary. Please check your local municipalities website for site location and hours of operation. At the time of this communication, we currently have 47,770 JCP&L customers without power. This represents 23.77% of the overall customers in Morris County. Those Morris County Municipalities currently experiencing Power outages are as follows: Boonton Town - 186 Boonton Township - 714 Chatham Borough - 53 Chatham Township - 956 Chester Borough - 227 Chester Township - 2,566 Denville Township - 965 Dover - 37 East Hanover - <5 Florham Park - <5 Hanover Township - 327 Harding- 1,632 Jefferson- 4,018 Kinnelon- 41 Lincoln Park - 171 Long Hill Township- 429 Mendham Borough- 1,967 Mendham Township- 1,560 Mine Hill- 1,429 Montville Township- 784 Morris Plains- 265 Morris Township- 1,898 Morristown- 419 Mount Arlington- 1,691 Mount Olive- 2,374 Mountain Lakes- 606 Netcong- 1,255 Parsippany- 3,187 Pequannock- 246 Randolph- 8,126 Riverdale- 66 Rockaway Borough- 176 Rockaway Township- 2,009 Roxbury Township- 3,386 Washington Township- 3,669 Wharton- 335