Police Records

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 currently closed to walk in requests. All requests for records, accident reports, etc. will be requested by phone or email only. The phone number is 201-943-1700, ext. 2121. The email address is records@edgewaterpolice.org

Records Available

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:


  • Address
  • Birth date
  • Dates and number of years living in Edgewater
  • Form of I.D.
  • Name
  • Phone number

Firearms ID & Permit Cards

All Applications MUST be done through the NJSP/FARS portal. Do not come to the Police Department to apply.

Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permithttps://njportal.com/NJSP/FARSEdgewater 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

Please be assured that every possible effort will be made to process your application quickly.

No phone calls – you must apply online.

Accident Reports

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

Checks can be made out to The Edgewater Police Department. 

Assistant to the Chief of Police

Linda Merse