Records

The Sea Girt Police Department accumulates a large amount of police reports and information annually.  This will include all of our police reports, logs, computer aided dispatch records, citations, and other documentation we shall accumulate.  All of these records are filed, cross indexed, and made available through our records management system.

Requests made for information through the Open Public Records Act requests are handled according to the guidelines set by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Requests for public records and police reports can be made through our records officer.  These reports are reviewed and prepared on a criminal court priority basis (those needed for court first are typed, reviewed, and filed first.)  The time for a report to be completed, reviewed, and made available for release may vary.  Please be patient when requesting records as some requests may require seeking information from years ago and may be archived in a secure storage area.

You should also be aware that some reports, records, or specific information on reports may be restricted from public access or examination.  Our Department will comply with the Open Public Records Act.  Some information on reports may be redacted (blacked out.)

When picking up police or requesting the records be sent to yourself or your attorney you must issue a check for the cost of the report.  The Sea Girt Police Department will no longer be accepting cash at our window.

Police reports can no longer be faced or e-mailed to anyone.  Please see the fee schedule for the retrieval of police reports and forward any questions or requests to Officer Roy Curtis at (732) 449-7300 Sunday through Thursday 7am to 3pm.

The fees are as follow:

REPORTS OTHER THAN MUNICIPAL COURT DISCOVERY

  • $.75 pp for each of the first 10 pages
  • $.50 pp from the 11th to the 20th pages
  • $5.00 for mailed accident reports (NJSA 39:4-131)
  • $5.00 for each video or audio tape reproduction

MUNICIPAL COURT DISCOVERY REQUESTS

  • $.75 pp for each of the first 10 pages
  • $.50 pp from the 11th to the 20th pages
  • $.25 pp for all pages over 20
  • Actual postage for any report mailed
  • $.25 for stationary expenses
  • $5.00 for each video or audio reproduction

All photographs will be photocopy reproductions.  Actual reproductions will be prepared only upon separate request and advanced payment for the actual cost of reproduction.

Posted on: November 18th, 2010