Records Bureau

Effective immediately, the new hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday (excluding holidays).
If you are unable to stop by the Records Bureau during business hours, please call 908-322-7100 extension 105 or 106 to make other arrangements to obtain a copy of a police report.

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The Records Bureau’s main responsibilities are to securely store, retrieve, distribute and dispose of police reports. Police reports consist of investigation reports, property reports, supplement reports, vehicular accidents, arrests, and miscellaneous incident reports. All reports are assigned a "case number" and are maintained numerically.
The Records Bureau's front counter is open to the public Monday through Friday 8:30a.m. to 3:00p.m. Reports can be picked up during these hours. Reports or request for reports can be taken in person or by mail,
but not by faxes. It is suggested, however, that you call before requesting a report to confirm that the report has been received in the Records Bureau and the exact cost of receiving a copy of same. Please provide as much information as possible when requesting a copy of a report, i.e. case number. If the case number is not known, the records division can search for the report by a name of parties involved, date, location or type of incident.
Fee Schedule:

Copy of a specific Motor Accident Report (in person)


Copy of a specific Motor Accident Report (by mail)


Copies of reports of a non-criminal nature, per page


Canvassing Permits


Search fees in cases where review of a record is desired


Viewing photographs of an accident scene


Copies of photographs


Copies of any other report, per page


Fingerprinting of applicants for private employment record checks. Weekdays: 2:30 – 3:00 pm or by appointment.
Available to Township residents only


The copying of audio or video tape media when a blank audio or video is supplied by requestor


Escort fees


Any extensive search inquiry (defined herein to mean any police search inquiry involving matters other than material contained within the Department’s computer system or material available for immediate distribution for existing police records) shall be charged in accordance with the following schedule:

1 - Initial Search Fee:
Covering all work through the first three (3) hours for the extensive search inquiry by the agency personnel


2 - Additional Fee:
A charge which reflects the prevailing overtime rate for a fourth year patrol officer shall be charged for each hour beyond the initial three hours devoted to the to the extensive search inquiry. No proportion shall be made for less than a full hour of additional fees on any extensive search inquiry.

To Be Determined

3 - Per Page Fee:
The fee per page for the final analysis shall be reflective of the fee charged for regular police reports


Review of Accident Reports
The viewing or reviewing of reports or photographs of accident reports shall be permitted and conducted at police headquarters daily, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact Information
430 Park Ave.
Scotch Plains, NJ  07076

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 908-322-7100