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Police Records

The records section is in charge of police records management and is currently staffed by two full-time and one part-time civilian employee. All requests for information such as requests for discovery, requests for motor vehicle crash reports and incident verifications can be forwarded to our records section. On-line accident report requests can be made as well here on our web site. We can fax or e-mail reports upon requests, please see the report fee schedule link below for more information on the cost to obtain reports.

 

Effective July 8, 2002 in accordance with N.J.S.A 47:1A-1, Open Public Records Act (OPRA):

 

¨     Criminal investigatory records and victim’s records are not public information. Incident verifications for insurance purposes will be issued.

¨     Arrest information can be released under certain criteria.

¨     Most Domestic Violence discovery requests must be made through the Morris County Prosecutors Office

¨     Most accident reports are public information.

¨     Defendants charged with a crime or offense may request Discovery through the Municipal Prosecutor under Court Rule 7:7-7.

A Government Records request form is available upon request at the Police Records Window.

 

Not all police records are public information. Because they are required by law to be filed, motor vehicle crash reports, in most cases, are public record and can be obtained through request.  Criminal Investigatory Reports are not public information, which includes most police type reports. Motor vehicle crash reports are generally available 3 to 5 business days after the report is made. For more information concerning public access to police reports, you may contact the Records Supervisor, Sgt. Paul Castimore at 973-208-6147 or pcastimore@jeffersonpolice.com, or Public Information Officer, Capt. Eric Wilsusen at 973-208-6150 or ewilsusen@jeffersonpolice.com. Or visit the New Jersey OPRA Web Site.

 

You can also visit our new police reports section, to obtain motor vehicle crash reports online. 

 

For all other police reports, we do provide incident verifications, outlining the basic details of a reported incident.  This can be used to submit to an insurance company, for instance, to report a claim. Verification reports are available 5 to 10 business days after the date of the incident. If you wish to request a document under OPRA, please go to our Forms Center located on our main page to obtain the Request for Public Information Form.

 

Effective December 10, 2001, all of the report fees have been changed. See the attached link for our fee schedule.

 

Our records section is open Monday thru Friday 9am to 4pm.  Arrangements can be made in advance to have accident reports and verifications left after hours.

Our records section can be contacted by calling the police department at 973-697-1300 or contact one of our records clerks directly, Sandra Guerin, 973-208-6156 or sguerin@jeffersonpolice.com, Janice Amoruso, 973-208-3635 or jamoruso@jeffersonpolice.com, Amy Newman, 973-208-6156 or anewman@jeffersonpolice.com.