A request for public records must be submitted to the Longport Police Department using the Open Public Records Act Request Form. This form is made available either in person at the Police Department as a paper copy, or for download in PDF format, which you can print out, complete and submit.
A request for government records must be submitted to the Longport Police Department using the Government Records Request Form. This form is made available either in person at the Police Department as a paper copy, or for download in PDF format, which you can print out, complete and submit.
If your request is approved, it will take some time to compile the records and make the copies requested. Your request will be available within seven days from the date of request. If the records cannot be made available within that time frame, you will be notified as to the reason and when you can pick up your information.
Fees for copying public records are established by statue as follows:
|Letter Size||5 cents per page|
|Legal Size||7 cents per page|
The Records Division may impose a reasonable service charge if the nature, format, manner of collation or volume of a government record is such that it cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate your request.
The terms "public record" and "government record" in New Jersey do not include the following:
- Criminal investigatory records;
- Victims’ records;
- Inter-agency or intra-agency advisory, consultative or deliberative material;
- Emergency or security information or procedures for buildings or facilities;
- Administrative or technical information regarding computer hardware, software and networks that, if disclosed, would jeopardize computer security;
- Information regarding labor-management including statements of strategy or negotiating position;
- Pension and personnel records in possession of this office.