William F. Craig
Chief of Police


1033 Weldon Rd
Lake Hopatcong, NJ 07849

973 697 1300 Police HQ
973 697 7230 Main Fax

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Police Records Bureau

 
The Jefferson Township Police Records Bureau manages all records for the police department and is currently staffed by two full-time, civilian employees, and Records Supervisor, Sergeant Joseph Hale. 

All requests for information such as discovery, motor vehicle crash reports, and incident verifications are processed through our Records Bureau. 

Requests for New Jersey Crash Reports can now be made on-line through our website. 
Motor Vehicle Crash reports are generally available 3 - 5 business days after the report is made. 
 
Click HERE to access our on-line police report request form.  
We can also fax or email reports upon request. 

For all other police reports, we can provide incident verifications, which will outline the basic details of a reported incident.  An incident verification can be submitted to an insurance company to report a claim. 

Incident Verifications are available 5 to 10 business days after the date of the incident.
 
Please click HERE for information on the cost to obtain police 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 Prosecutor's Office.
  • Most accident reports are public information.
  • Defendants charged with a crime or offense may request Discovery through the Municipal Prosecutor under R. 7:7-7.

 
Click HERE to access a  Government Records request form, or you may stop by our Records Bureau window and request one.

 
Not all police records are public information. Criminal Investigatory Reports Are Not Public Information, which includes most police type reports.  

For more information concerning public access to police reports, you may contact Records Supervisor, Sergeant Joseph Hale
, or Public Information Officer, Deputy Chief Eric Wilsusen, at (973) 697-1300, or via their email links on our Contact Information page. 

For additional information, please also visit the New Jersey OPRA website.

The Jefferson Township Police Records Bureau is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

If you are unable to visit the records bureau during business hours, arrangements can be made in advance to have accident reports and verifications left for you to pick up after hours. 

To make such arrangements, or for any questions you may have, during business hours, you may contact our main number (973) 697-1300 and ask for the Records Bureau, or you may contact one of our Records Clerks directly as follows:

Janice Amoruso (973) 208-3635

Erin Ackerly (973) 208-6156

 


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