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 8:30 a.m. - 4 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.
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 must come to the Police Headquarters (No Phone Calls) with the following information to fill out required forms:
- Birth date
- Dates and number of years living in Edgewater
- Form of I.D.
- Phone number
All Applications MUST be done through the NJSP/FARS portal. Do not come to the Police Department to apply.
Firearms ID & Permit Cards
Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit
Edgewater Police Department ORI Number NJ0021300
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. 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
No phone calls – you must apply online.
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. You must send check for $5.00 made out to Borough of Edgewater along with copy of case number and Driver’s License.
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