The Records Bureau is responsible for maintaining all police documents and evidence pertaining to motor vehicle accidents, alarms, investigations, arrests, missing persons and death reports. In addition, the Records Bureau is responsible for the following:
- Maintaining reports in accordance with state archival standards
- Releasing reports in accordance with the guidelines of the state of New jersey, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and “Right to Know.”
- Registration of alarm systems and billing for same
- Providing discovery to defense attorneys
- Processing all requests for copies of motor vehicle accident
The public may obtain reports by requesting them from the Records department in person from Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM at 4:00 PM.
Motor vehicle accident reports may be obtained from the Records Bureau on a walk in basis, by mail or are conveniently online at www.crashdoc.org Additional fees for mailing reports will apply.
Fees may be paid using cash, check or money order payable to the Township of Clark. Most reports are available for review within five working days, excluding weekends and holidays. No information regarding police reports will be dispensed by telephone.
O.P.R.A. (Open Public Records Act)
To obtain a copy of a police investigative report, the requester must complete an O.P.R.A. form, which may be obtained here or in the Police Department lobby 24 hours a day. The department has seven days to determine what, if any, information can be released. If a report is denied, the requester may appeal the denial to the chief of police.