Obtaining Public Records

To obtain public records such as accident reports, theft reports or burglary reports, please complete the Open Public Records Act form, also available in the Berkeley Heights Police Department lobby. The Records Bureau is commanded by Lt. William Ives.

Completed Forms

Completed forms may be mailed to:
Jackie Testa -
Records Clerk
29 Park Avenue
Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922

New Jersey Public Records Act

The New Jersey Public Records Act, NJSA 47:1A-1 et. Seq allows for public access to government records with several exceptions listed.

Privileged or Protected CategoryAuthority
Autopsy ReportsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Child Abuse or Sex Assault Victim Name or AddressN.J.S.A. 2A:82-46b
Citizen Expectation of PrivacyN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq
Court Records SealedExecutive Order 69
Computer Security InformationN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Criminal Investigatory RecordsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Credit Card NumbersN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Grand Jury Testimony, InformationCourt Rule 3:6-7
Grievance Information with Public EmployerN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Domestic ViolenceN.J.S.A. 2C:25-33
Drivers License NumbersN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
DYFS InformationN.J.S.A. 9:6-8.10
Electronic Surveillance MaterialsN.J.S.A. 2A:156A-19
Emergency or Security Information or ProceduresN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Employee Sexual Harassment ComplaintsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Fingerprint CardsExecutive Order 69
Inimical to the Public InterestN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Inter-Agency or Intra-Agency Advisory Communications/FontN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Juvenile RecordsN.J.S.A. 2A:4A-60
Labor Negotiation Information, Strategy or PositionsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Medical Examiner PhotographsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Otherwise Inappropriate MaterialN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Executive Order 69
Pension and Personnel RecordsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
PhotographsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Executive Order 69
Pre-Sentence InvestigationsState versus DeGeorge, 113 NJ Super.542 (App. Div. 1971)
Public Agency Insurance CommunicationsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Safety of Persons or PublicN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Executive Order 69
Security Measures and Surveillance TechniquesN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Social Security NumbersN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Unlisted Telephone NumbersN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Victim locations (Domestic Violence)N.J.S.A. 2C:25-26c.
Victim RecordsN.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Record has been destroyed/not retained pursuantRecords Retention and Disposition Schedule
(New Jersey Department of State)
(Division of Archives Management)