Police Records


People wishing to obtain copies of police reports should call 973-292-6621 between the hours on 8:00am to 3:00pm or should email their request to 

Reports will be released via email or general mail. Please note that all efforts will be made to respond to requests as quickly as possible however significant delays should be expected. 


The Records Bureau is responsible for maintaining, filing, sorting and storing all records created by the Morristown Police Department. This includes all Incident Reports, Accident Reports, Property and Inventory Reports and all other documentation that is required by the State and Federal Governments. In addition, this unit maintains a database of all persons arrested in Morristown that includes all pertinent information of the arrest as well as photographs and fingerprints when applicable. The Records Bureau also does fingerprinting for Morristown residents by appointment. For more information, please contact the Records Bureau at 973-292-6621.

Requests for police records may be made in person by coming to the Police Records Unit at 200 South Street. Records may also be requested by mail by printing and returning this form. All mail requests require a check or money order for $5.00 made payable to the "Town of Morristown" at the time of request. For any requests which will be over 3 pages in length or require additional media (ie. CD, DVD), please contact the Records Bureau prior to submitting the form as additional charges will apply.

The Police Records Unit complies with all provisions of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA), which governs the release of public and government documents. Please be advised however, that not all Police Reports are subject to release, as is outlined in the statutes governing OPRA. All OPRA requests are to be submitted through the Office of the Town Clerk using this form provided in a pdf format. Anyone with questions pertaining to OPRA requests should read the webpage for the Town Clerk or contact the Clerk's Office directly at 973-292-6636.

Fees for Police Records, Discovery & Materials

Search fee / Review of a Record $10.00
Record Search & Letters of Good Conduct $15.00
Motor Vehicle Accident Report (3 pages or less)  
Picked Up at HQ
$0.05 per page
Via U.S. Mail 
Copies of Investigative Reports  (3 pages or less)  
Picked Up at HQ
$0.05 per page
 Via U.S. Mail 
Copy of DVD/ CD / MVR / Audio Recordings $1.00 per item
Fingerprinting (Applicants)  By Appt. Only $10.00
Firearms applicants  
    Initail FID Card & handgun permit $10.00
    Handgun Permits $2.00
    FID Cards $5.00
Permits (Incl. background search, fingerprinting) $10.00