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Chief John DiPasquale
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RECORDS

To obtain public records such as accident reports, theft reports or burglary reports, please complete this Open Public Records Act form, also available in the BHPD lobby. 

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

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

EXCEPTIONS TO PUBLIC ACCESS TO
GOVERNMENT RECORDS

Privileged 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
Citizen Expectation of Privacy N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq
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 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
Inimical to the Public Interest N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Inter-agency or intra agency advisory communications/font N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Juvenile records N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-60
Labor Negotiation information, strategy or positions 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 N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq., and 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 (App. Div. 1971)
Public Agency insurance communications N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1, et seq.
Safety of persons 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.)


 

 

 

 

 

 
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