Township of Long Hill
Long Hill Uniform Police Patch
Police Department
Chief Michael Mazzeo
264 Mercer Street, Stirling, NJ, 07980
Non-Emergency Phone 908-647-1800
Fax: 908-647-0355

EMERGENCIES CALL 9-1-1

POLICE RECORDS SECTION

Any police record deemed to be a public record must be requested in writing utilizing the Request For Access To Police Department Records form.  Under the New Jersey Public Records Access Law N.J.S.A. 47 1A-1 et. seq., the request must include the requester’s name, address and telephone number and the record sought, and must be completed and submitted to the Municipal Clerk as the Custodian of Public Records.  The Clerk has (7) seven business days to fulfill your records request.  Fees for copies of documents are set forth in the Township Fee Ordinance each year.

All OPRA requests (including requests for Police Records) must be made at the Municipal Clerk’s office at Town Hall.

Certain police records are exempt from public access.  The list is at the bottom of this web page.  If you request a record deemed to be exempt from release, you will notified in writing of the denial of access to the record requested.  You have the right to appeal the decision that the document or documents that were denied are not public records.  You may take your appeal to the Public Records Council or to the New Jersey Superior Court as provided by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-6-7.

Discovery requests pursuant to Rule 3:13-3 for criminal records for an appearance in Municipal Court may be made in writing to, Long Hill Township Police Department, 264 Mercer Street, Stirling N.J. 07980 (Attention Records). 

You may review the Public Access to Government Records Law in its entirety on the New Jersey state website.  For information about access to other township public records, read about Access to Public Records in the Municipal Clerk's section of this website.



Police records which are exempt from "Public Access" include:

Privilege or Protected Category Authority
Autopsy Reports N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Child abuse or sex assault victim name or address N.J.S.A.2A:82-46b
Court records sealed Executive Order 69
Computer security information N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Criminal investigatory records N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Credit Card Numbers N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Grand Jury testimony, information Court Rule 3:6-7
Grievance information with public employer N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Domestic Violence data N.J.S.A. 2C:25-33
Drivers' license numbers N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
DYFS information N.J.S.A. 9:6-8.10
Electronic Surveillance Materials N.J.S.A. 2A:156A-19
Emergency or security information or procedures N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Employee sexual harassment complaints N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Fingerprint cards Executive Order 69
Inter-agency or Intra agency advisory communications N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Juvenile records N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-60
Labor negotiation information, strategy or position N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Medical Examiner Photographs N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Otherwise inappropriate material Executive Order 69
Pension and personnel records N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Photographs N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq., Exec. Order 69
Pre-Sentence Investigations State v. DeGeorge, 113 NJ Super. 542 1972
Public Agency insurance communications N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Safety of person(s) or public N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq., Exec. Order 69
Security measures and surveillance techniques N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Social Security Numbers N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Unlisted Telephone Numbers N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Victim locations (Domestic Violence) N.J.S.A. 2C:25-26c
Victim records N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Record has been destroyed/not retained pursuant to: Records Retention and Disposition Schedule (NJ Dept. of State, Div. Of Archives Mgmt.)