Brunswick Police Records Bureau
1 Jean Walling Civic
East Brunswick, NJ
Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (excluding holidays)
All police reports must be obtained through the East Brunswick Police Records Bureau, located in the Public Safety Building of the East Brunswick Township Municipal Complex. Under normal circumstances, reports are available within 48 to 72 hours. You may want to consider calling ahead to see if your report is ready prior to arriving.
How to Request an Accident Report
If you were involved in an a motor vehicle accident and it was documented by an East Brunswick Township Police Officer with a case number and written report, you may receive a copy of the report if applicable. Reports are generally available for review following 5 to 7 business days of the incident date. Reports can be picked up at the East Brunswick Police Records Bureau during normal business hours or downloaded from CrashDocs any time by clicking the link below.
To retrieve accident reports online with an incident date prior to December 1, 2018, visit the LexisNexis Police Reports website by clicking here.
What is the Driver's Privacy Protection Act (DPPA)?
The DPPA is a federal law that regulates and restricts who has access to the information in Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) records. Under the DPPA, personal identifying information derived from the DMV, including an individual’s date of birth, driver’s license number, social security
number, home address, home telephone number, photograph, and medical or disability information is
prohibited from disclosure to the public unless one of 14 DPPA exceptions apply.
Accident reports that include personal identifying information prohibited from disclosure by
the DPPA are not available to any person(s), other than involved parties, unless an exception applies.
For additional information, refer to the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (18 U.S.C. §2721).
Click here to download the Permissible Use(s) & Certifications Form.
How to Request a Police Report
When requesting a police report, you can expect fast results
in locating the report that you seek by supplying us with accurate information.
Necessary information that we need when you are requesting a
police report includes:
- Exact spelling of your name and date of birth, which you provided to the Police Officer taking your report.
- The date and time that the incident occurred.
- The location of the incident.
- The type of incident (example: car accident, theft,
- License plates of cars involved in motor vehicle
It is necessary to provide this accurate information to
assist our staff in locating the report that you are requesting.
Guidelines for Available Reports:
- Our focus is to locate and supply you with the police report
that you are requesting.
- There may be restrictions or guidelines that apply
to certain police reports.
- The New Jersey Open Public Records Act (N.J.S.A 47:1A-1)
specifies which records are public records and which are confidential.
Additional Guidelines are found in NJ Court rules regarding
court room discovery.
Police Reports that may NOT be available include;
- Juvenile reports
- Investigative details of police reports
- Open or ongoing investigations
- Reports pertaining to major crimes that are pending
Motor Vehicle Accident Reports are $0.05 per letter size page and $0.07 per legal size page.
Investigation and Operation Reports are $0.05 per letter size page and $0.07 per legal size page.
Additional fees may apply if mail service is requested.
Firearms Purchaser I.D. Cards and Purchase Permits
The Firearms Application and Registration System (FARS) is the new online application process for obtaining Firearms I.D. Cards and Handgun Permits.
All applications for Firearms Purchaser I.D. Cards and Handgun Purchase Permits must be submitted online at njportal.com/NJSP/fars. The East Brunswick Police Department ORI to be used by East Brunswick residents when completing the online application is NJ0120400. First time applicants must be fingerprinted. During the FARS process, the applicant will be prompted to print the IdentoGO form to arrange for fingerprinting.
FARS requires the applicant to provide an email address and phone number of two reputable references (friends, co-workers, family members, etc.). References will receive a questionnaire via email. References must complete the questionnaire immediately in order to process your background investigation. Incorrect email addresses submitted as part of your application or failure to respond to the questionnaire will cause a delay in your application.
After completing the online application, applicants must respond to the East Brunswick Records Bureau to pay for the Initial Firearms Identification Card (FID) and/or Pistol Purchase permits. Applications will not be processed until fee(s) are paid in full. Payments by cash, check or money order must be made in person during normal business hours. Applicants must bring all of the following; payment, valid driver's license and/or photo ID.
If the application is completed and approved, the applicant will be contacted and advised to pick up their FID card and/or permit(s).
Answers to frequently asked questions can be found at njportal.com/NJSP/Fars/home/Faq. Additional questions can be directed to the New Jersey State Police at 609-882-2000 or East Brunswick Police Records Bureau at 732-390-6922.
Fingerprints are taken on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The East Brunswick Police Department performs fingerprinting for residents of the township only. Applicants should bring the fingerprint card provided to them by their employer or agency. The department does not complete New Jersey State fingerprint cards.
Applicants in need of electronic fingerprinting should contact MorphoTrak at www.morphotrak.com.