Main Telephone: 973 538-2284
Fax: 973-538-3382
Emergency: 9-1-1


Morris Plains Police Department

531 Speedwell Avenue
Morris Plains, NJ 07950

Records Bureau

531 Speedwell Avenue, 1st floor, Morris Plains, NJ  07950
(973) 538-2284, Ext. 109

(Voice Mail Ext. 4204)

Records Bureau Hours: Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm

Records Clerk: Deann Carroll 

 

Please have your incident case number, date of Incident and type of incident.

The fees to be charged for Crash and Incident reports are as follows:

  • $.75 per page for each of the first ten pages photocopied.

  • $.50 per page for the eleventh to twentieth pages photocopied.

  • $.25 per page for all pages over twenty photocopied.

All persons requesting public police records must complete and sign
a
'Request for Public Records' form.

                                                              

Open Public Records Act

Members of the public are hereby advised that the provisions of the New Jersey Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq., allow for public access to government records with several exceptions listed below.

Members of the public who are requesting copies of police records must complete a 'Request for Public Records' form which is available at the Records Bureau, 531 Speedwell Avenue, 1st Floor, Morris Plains, New Jersey.  You may also print a 'Request for Public Records' for your convenience.

The statute provides for a right to appeal any denial or failure to provide access to a government record as follows:

A person who is denied access to a government record by the custodian of the record, at the option of the requestor, may:

Institute a proceeding to challenge the custodian's decision by filing an action in Superior court which shall be heard in the vicinage where it is filed by a Superior Court Judge who has been designated to hear such cases because the judge's knowledge and expertise in matters relating to access to government records; or 

in lieu of filing action in Superior Court, file a complaint with the Government Records Council established pursuant to section 8 of P.L.2001, c.404 (C.47:1A-7).

The right to institute any proceeding under this section shall be solely that of the requestor. Any such proceeding shall proceed in a summary or expedited manner. The public agency shall have the burden of proving that the denial of access is authorized by law. If it is determined that access has been improperly denied, the court or agency head shall order that access be allowed. A requestor who prevails in any proceeding shall be entitled to a reasonable attorney's fee.

You may read further about the Open Public Records Act at the OPRA site by clicking the below link.

EXCEPTIONS TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT RECORDS
Privileged or Protected Category


 
Autopsy Reports
Child abuse or sex assault victim name or address
Court records sealed
Computer security information
Criminal investigatory records
Credit Card Numbers
Grand Jury testimony, information
Grievance information with public employer
Domestic Violence data
Drivers' license numbers
DYFS information
Electronic Surveillance Materials
Emergency or security information or procedures
Employee sexual harassment complaints
Fingerprint cards
Inter-agency or intra-agency advisory communications
Juvenile records
Labor Negotiation information, strategy or position
Medical Examiner Photographs
Otherwise inappropriate material
Pension and personnel records
Photographs
Pre sentence investigations
Public Agency insurance communications
Safety of persons or public
Security measures and surveillance techniques
Social Security Numbers
Unlisted telephone numbers
Victim locations (Domestic Violence)
Victim records
Record has been destroyed/not retained pursuant to Records Retention and Disposition Schedule
NJ Dept. of State, Div. of Archives Mgmt



N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.

N.J.S.A. 2A:82-46b
Executive Order 69
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Court Rule 3:6-7
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 2C:25-33
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.10
N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-19
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Executive Order 69
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-60
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Executive Order 69
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq. Exec. Order 69
State vs. DeGeorge, 113 NJ Supra.542 
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.; Exec. Order 69
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
N.J.S.A. 2C:25-26c.
N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
 

 

OPRA

All persons requesting public police records must complete and sign a
 'Request for Public Records' form.