The Records Bureau is open to the public Monday – Friday between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, holidays excluded.
Reports are usually ready for the public five (5) to seven (7) business days after the date of the accident. Reports may be obtained/requested in person or via crashdocs.org. Persons wishing to obtain any accident report in person, must complete the Open Public Records (OPRA) Form. This form is available utilizing the link below. Please call before coming in to pick up report to ensure that it is ready.
Open Public Records
All government records are subject to public access under the Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”), unless specifically exempt.
A request for access to a government record under OPRA must be in writing, hand-delivered, mailed, transmitted electronically, or otherwise conveyed to the appropriate custodian. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.g. The seven (7) business day response time does not commence until the records custodian receives the request form. If you submit the request form to any other officer or employee of the Westwood Police Department, that officer or employee must either forward the request to the appropriate custodian, or direct you to the appropriate custodian. N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5.h.
In order for your request to be processed, the form MUST BE SIGNED in the designated areas. Failure to do so may delay and/or terminate your request. You may submit the completed request form in person, via postal mail, e-mail, or fax.
Open Public Records Act Request Form (.pdf)
Voluntary Witness Statement Form (.pdf)
Probable Cause Statement Form (.pdf)
No Solicitation List Registration may be found here.
Solicitation Instructions (.pdf)
Solicitation Application (.pdf)
Records Supervisor: Kim Haffler
(201) 664-7000 ext. 160