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Records Division
Contact
Records Clerk
222 South 5th Avenue
Highland Park, NJ  08904

Phone (732) 572-3800 ext. 4211
Fx: (732) 819-4756

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Highland Park Police Department Records Division is responsible for maintaining and disseminating all Police records in compliance with the Open Public Records Act.

  • Investigative reports are not public information. Incident verifications for insurance purposes can be issued.
  • Arrest information can be released under certain criteria.
  • Most accident reports are public information.
  • Defendants charged with a crime or offense may request Discovery through the Municipal Prosecutor under Court Rules.

     *** Domestic Violence Reports & Information and reports involving juveniles must be requested through the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.


  • What government records are accessible to the public
    Generally, all government records are accessible to the public except those that fall under the exceptions to public access set forth in OPRA. These exceptions to public accessibility standards exist because of the legal principle that citizens have a reasonable expectation of privacy regarding records in possession of a public agency; because of public safety concerns; and because of the need to insure unfettered debate, discussion, and consideration of issues inside public agencies.

    Exceptions:

    • Autopsy reports
    • Victim locations
    • Criminal investigative records
    • Victim records
    • Credit card numbers
    • Division of Child Protection and Permanency (former DYFS) information
    • Social security numbers
    • Electronic surveillance
    • Unlisted telephone numbers
    • Fingerprint cards
    • Drivers’ license numbers
    • Juvenile records
    • Domestic violence data
    • Safety of persons or public

    ***** Obtain Your Accident Report Online *****

    The Highland Park Police Department is pleased to announce a new service to obtain motor vehicle accident reports online.

    This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It allows individuals to download their report in a convenient, easy process. Simply click on the following link:
    Police Reports.

    To search for an accident report, enter either the case number, date of accident, or last name of driver. The cost is $.05 per page and a $5.00 convenience fee.

    Electronic distribution of accident reports enables the Highland Park Police Department Records Staff to work more efficiently and provide a higher level of customer service. This method creates ease of access for the community and insurance companies, saving time and effort when resolving accident issues.


    For Additional Information and Fees
    Please allow at least five days from the time the police took the report and requesting a copy from the records Bureau.

    Online reports are available any time of the day or night. Reports are also available in person at the Police Department during the above listed hours.



    A Citizen’s Guide to the Open Public Records Act
    For more information please: click here

     
    HIGHLAND PARK, NJ
    221 S. Fifth Avenue
    Highland Park, NJ 08904
    Ph: (732) 572-3400