Police Records

To Obtain A Police Record
 In the Records Room of the Police Department, certain forms and records are available to the public. The Records Room is open weekdays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and is located in the Police Station at 55 River Road on the first floor. The phone number is 201-943-1700, ext. 2121.

Records Available
Temporary Handicap Placards
Temporary Handicap Placards are valid for 6 months, and are intended for residents who are expected to heal from a temporary injury. Residents who are in need of temporary placards can stop by the station to pick up the Application for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Services Temporary Handicapped Placard.

The applicant must then fill out the form, appear before a medical doctor or podiatrist to obtain a signature, and write a check for $4 to the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles. Then return the form with the check for processing to the Records Division at the Police Station (either by mail or in person).

At this time the applicant can make arrangements for obtaining the placard. Temporary Handicap Placards must be returned to the Records Room upon expiration. Extensions of up to 6 months may be granted when necessary.

Permanent Handicap Placards
Permanent Handicap Placards are not obtainable from the Borough or the Police Department. Please see the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission for all information on permanent placards.

Letter of Resident in Good Standing
A Letter of Resident in Good Standing can be prepared for residents to help them qualify for certain employment opportunities or housing arrangements. Applicants for these letters can call or come by the Police Station with the following information:
  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Dates and number of years living in Edgewater
  • Form of I.D.
  • Name
  • Phone number
At that time the applicant can make arrangements for obtaining the letter, usually by the next business day.

Firearms ID & Permit Cards

Firearm ID and Permit Card forms can be requested from the Police Department by mail or in person. Type or legibly print all application forms and complete all 30 questions. If any questions do not apply, indicate this with “N/A.

Lines 29(A) and 30(b) require the names of 2 citizens who are personally acquainted with the applicant. In this section the applicant must include the reference’s name, address, zip code, and telephone number.

Once the application is fully completed you must bring it to the Edgewater Police Department to obtain a case number and instructions on where to have your fingerprints taken. As of February 1st, 2010, all Applicants must be fingerprinted (State and Federal) by Morphotrak who is contracted by the State of New Jersey for all fingerprinting. You will be given the most current information on how to schedule your Morphotrak appointment. The Morphotrak fee for this licensing is $60.25.

The Police Department will also conduct an investigation to determine whether the applicant does not meet any of the disabilities set forth by N.J.S. 2C:58-3(e). The average processing time for all initial applications is about 8 - 12 weeks (by paige black). However, processing time for applicants is subject to the return of all requisite forms from the involved agencies.

Once the application is processed and approved, the applicant will be notified by the Police Department. Applicants must sign the ID Card and / or Purchase Permit in the presence of the issuing Police Authority, therefore the applicant must appear personally. No ID Cards or Purchase Permits will be released to anyone other than the applicant.

The following fees are due upon receipt and are payable by check or money order to the Borough of Edgewater:
  • $2 for each Firearm Purchase Permit (handgun)
  • $5 for the Firearms Identification Card
Please be assured that every possible effort will be made to process your application quickly.

Accident Reports
Accident Reports are available to insurance company and law office representatives. Reports can be requested by mail or phone. There is a $5 administrative fee for reports sent out; reports picked up at the Police Station are free of charge. Checks can be made out to The Edgewater Police Department.

Discoveries
Discoveries are available for attorneys and government agencies. Please write or call requesting discovery, and include the name of the defendant, scheduled court date, and either type of charge or date of arrest. Charges for discoveries are:
  • $0.75 per page for the 1st 10 pages
  • $0.50 per page for 11 - 20 pages
  • $0.25 per page for 20 pages and over
Checks can be made out to The Edgewater Police Department. 


Police Secretary
Tara Longo