Requests for Police Records

All requests for police records are governed by the New Jersey Open Public Records Act (N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.). Please print and complete a copy of our records request form, then deliver it to the Newton Police Records Bureau or fax it to (973) 383-0090.

Contact the records clerk at or call (973) 383-2525 during regular business hours with questions or for further information.

Access Motor Vehicle Crash Reports Online

Crash reports can now be retrieved online through There is no need to make a trip to the police station to obtain a copy of your report. Simply search for your report, make your payment, and receive a copy that you can print or save to your files.

Plus, reports are available 24/7, meaning you can get your crash report when it’s convenient for you.

Access Your Crash Report Online

No more:

  • Travel to the police station
  • Postage and wasted paper
  • Long forms to fill out
  • Waiting in line

Using this service helps us provide efficient service

Online crash report distribution reduces the need for law enforcement to handle administrative tasks associated with locating, copying and distributing crash reports. This frees up public safety officers to provide more relevant services to your community.



Attorneys or those seeking multiple crash reports

Attorneys, insurance companies, and others who seek multiple reports can create a corporate account at for easier report access.

Alcotest Records

The New Jersey State Police makes available certain Breath Alcohol Test Subject data and Instrument Certification Test records available for download on their website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Need to pick up a report in person? Unable to access your report online?

Contact the records clerk at or 973-383-2525 during regular business hours for assistance.

Question: What do the codes on an accident report mean?

All crash reports are completed on the standard State of New Jersey Police Crash Investigation Report, otherwise known as form NJTR-1. Please refer to the NJTR-1 reference guide which can be printed and used as an overlay for easy reference.

Question: How do I obtain a criminal history or background check?

Criminal history records checks and background checks are conducted by the New Jersey State Police. More information on obtaining a records check is available on the state police website.