Obtaining Reports

Police reports are available at the records bureau window in the police department lobby Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 4:30 pm. If you are planning to obtain records after 4:30 pm, please call 973-989-7029 to verify that someone will be available before you make the trip.


  • In-person requests:
    • Letter size page or smaller: $0.05
    • Legal size page or larger: $0.07
  • Fax or mail requests:
    • First three pages: $5
    • Each additional page: $1

Records Request

Citizens who wish to obtain government records must file a records request with the Department's Custodian of Records. This is accomplished by completing a form available at the Records Bureau's Office. For your convenience, we have also made the Records Request Form (PDF) available online. This is a fillable form which means it can be filled out on your computer and saved to your hard drive and/or printed out. To view and complete it, you will need the freely available Adobe Reader software installed on your computer.

For requests seeking to have a police report sent through the mail or via fax, the completed form and full payment must be received prior to our faxing or mailing the report.

Most reports are available seven working days after the officer takes the report, including accident reports.

At the discretion of the records bureau, a deposit may be required for large requests. Tapes, maps, hearing transcripts, exhibits, drawings, etc. will be charged based upon the actual cost to the agency for reproduction. The custodian of records will inform the requestor of these special charges and elicit agreement in writing prior to reproduction.

Further Information

Questions? Contact the records bureau at 973-989-7029.