The Police Record Bureau maintains a record of each incident received by phone, 9-1-1 system, walk-in or radio by means of computer-dispatching and continuous recording of all communications.
The bureau also receives, reviews, certifies and files every report form submitted by department personnel subsequent to a criminal investigation, medical emergency, reportable auto accident, damage or injury due to fire or other disaster, and all such events as required by the State of New Jersey.
The bureau also forwards monthly and annual reports to the New Jersey State Police for inclusion in the Uniform Crime Report issue each year to statewide law enforcement personnel.
Accident reports and incident reports are available to the public at a cost of five dollars per report. These reports require two business days after the actual incident to be processed and will not be released any sooner.
Discovery requests for information on file may be made by mail or in person, and a schedule of fees will be available upon request.
Note: The record room will be closed on Fri., October 1st for the once a year meeting with (UCR) Uniform Crime Reporting personnel.
South Orange residents can come in any Tuesdays between 2 - 7 p.m. for non-criminal fingerprint. The cost is $5 per card.
Good Conduct Letters
South Orange residents can obtain a letter of Good Conduct for employment or other purposes for a $5 fee.