Welcome to the Jefferson Township Police Department's website
We are constantly striving to improve and update our website's functionality and information. Please be sure to come back often and see what's new.
Our site contains information about the different bureaus and divisions, as well as services our department offers, and information about the entire department. You may make several different types of service requests right from the home page, such as submitting traffic safety issues directly to our traffic officer, giving compliments to officers and staff, requesting a police clearance letter, or enrolling in our Special Needs program. Just click on "Service Request Form" at the top of this page and select the type of request you are looking for.
Reporting a Crime
If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1; otherwise, you can make a police report either in person or by calling the non-emergency line at 973-697-1300 to have an officer respond to you.
When You Should Call 9-1-1
9-1-1 is for emergencies, potential emergencies, or times when an emergency is imminent. Please follow the below guidelines to determine when 9-1-1 should be called:
If you call 9-1-1 by accident, do not hang up; stay on the line and tell the dispatcher that everything is alright and that you dialed by accident. If you hang up without an explanation, the dispatcher may think that something is wrong and dispatch a police officer.
- Ask yourself, "What is the level of urgency?"
- Is there a danger to life or property?
- Is the caller or someone else a victim of a crime?
- Is the caller or someone else the victim of a crime?
- Do you have a police emergency?
- Does the caller or someone else have a medical emergency?
- Does the caller need the Fire Department?
TO REPORT OUTAGES or OTHER PROBLEMS WITH YOUR UTILITIES, or TO FIND OUT WHEN SERVICES WILL BE RESTORED
Contact Information for the most commonly used utility service providers is listed below:
Television, Internet, Phone, Cell Phone
Customer Svc./Tech Assist. 24/7: 1-800-276-5255
Residential Customer Service: 973-230-6046
NJ Natural Gas
800-GAS-LEAK (800-427-5325) 24/7 Emergency Number
NJNG 800-221-0051 ... NJNG 24-Hour Service #
NJNG Main Office 732-839-1000
Central Dispatch 732-839-1211
Natural Gas Control Dispatch 732-938-1162
ACCIDENT and INCIDENT VERIFICATION REPORTS
Individual accident reports are one of our most frequent requests. In addition to requesting these reports in person, over the phone, or in writing, it is also possible to request them on line, and you can receive the accident report by fax, email, regular mail, or in person.
Incident Verification Reports can be requested in all the same ways as an accident report, but can only be picked up in person, as it requires identity verification.
ATTENTION ATTORNEYS AND DEFENDANTS REPRESENTING THEMSELVES: Our On-Line Request Feature is Not To Be Used For Discovery Requests-Discovery Requests Must Be Done In Writing, and sent to JTPD by either Regular Mail, Email, Fax, or Courier/Hand Delivery. Thank You For Your Cooperation.
VACANT HOME CHECK
If you visit our Services Bureau area (Administration>Services Bureau), you can browse through and learn about the many programs we offer, as well as our e-mail notification service and Township Traffic Alerts. A popular program offered by the Services Bureau is our Vacant Home program. If you are going on vacation and would like your house watched by the police department while you are away, click here to access our Vacant Home Check Program form. You may either complete it on your computer and print it out, or you may print it out and complete it by hand. Once compete and signed, either bring, email or fax the form to police headquarters. Please notify us when you return home.
The Jefferson Township Police Department firmly believes in the dignity and worth of all people. It is our duty to safeguard lives and property, and to protect the innocent against deception and the weak against oppression and intimidation, while protecting the individual's constitutional rights to liberty, equality, and justice. We are committed to providing high quality, community-oriented police services and to building partnerships with the community through open communication and education. We will strive to be the best of our profession by adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards, and we will continue to provide leadership and guidance to the police profession.
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Official Patch Requests
The Jefferson Township Police Department does not provide patches to individuals.
Patch requests are provided only to law enforcement professionals representing a law enforcement agency. These requests must be submitted in writing on the agency's official department letterhead to:
Office of the Chief
Jefferson Township Police Department
1033 Weldon Road
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849
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