(Indianapolis, IN) – The National Police Association has awarded the Kinnelon Borough, NJ Police Department a $1000.00 grant. The grant will support the department’s school resource officer (SRO) program.
Kinnelon Borough is located in Morris County, New Jersey, approximately 33 miles (53 km) west of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough’s population was 10,248. It is a low-density, suburban community, with many parks and trails.
The borough’s name comes from Francis S. Kinney, who purchased 5,000 acres (20 km2) of land in the 1880s for an estate that included Lake Kinnelon, and built St. Hubert’s Chapel in 1886 on an island in the lake.
Kinnelon is home to Smoke Rise, which describes itself as one of the oldest gated communities in the United States. It includes more than 900 unique homes located on 2,500 acres (1,000 ha) in addition to Lake Kinnelon.