Anthony DeZenzo will get $375,456.60 after amassing 414 days off, according to an email from Cara Fox of the township clerk's office.
The email accompanied documents furnished after an Open Public Records Act request made by NJ.com.
Business Administrator Jasmine Lim said that beginning with a 1999 police contract, the township has restricted how many paid time-off days an officer can accrue.
Sick days, which get paid out at two-third's of an officer's daily earning, were then capped at 200, Lim said. For example, if an officer accrued 185 sick days before 1999, he or she would be eligible to be paid out for another 15 days at retirement.
Personal days after 1999 were issued on a yearly "use it or lose it" basis, Lim said. Vacation days earned after 1999 had to be used within two years or would be lost, according to Lim. But sick and personal days from before 1999 could remain banked.
DeZenzo retired after 31 years with the department. He also spent a year with the Morris County Sheriff's Office.