PARSIPPANY, NJ – In response to many residents’ requests for increased police response times and improved access to critical emergency services for the western part of the township, the Parsippany Township Council in August 2017 unanimously approved and leased a Parsippany Police substation at the Powder Mill Shopping Center.
Despite the December 2017 planned opening, the Police substation remains empty with no explanation.
The current police station on Route 46 is more than six miles away from township residents whom the substation was intended to provide enhanced Police responsiveness to. Specifically it is the residents of Powder Mill, Glacier Hills, Sedgefield, Puddingstone, Glenmont Commons and other surrounding areas in the western part of Parsippany-Troy Hills that would be benefited from this substation. Plans also included the township’s Emergency Management Technicians (EMTs) to operate out of this substation.
Currently, the approved Police substation unit appears vacant when you drive by the location. Although improvements to the space would be needed, the upgrades are reportedly minor, limited to furniture and partitions. Police chief Paul Philipps was preparing a renovation plan to complete the project.
The current status of this emergency services project remains unknown.