Welcome to the Lodi Police Department Records Division area of the website
Effective July 1st 2015, Records/Central Services Division will no longer accept cash payments for services. (i.e. accident reports, OPRA requests, gun permits etc.)
Acceptable forms of payment are check or money order.
In this area you will be able to find useful information concerning the following by scrolling down this page:
- Hours of Operation
- Request for Fingerprints
- Request for Police Reports
- Gun Permit Applications and Information
- Good Conduct Letters
- Attorney/Defendant Request for Discovery
- Residential & Business Alarm information and permits – Revised 3/17/2017
Records Division – Regular Hours of Operation.
|Monday||8:30 AM TO 4 PM|
|Tuesday||8:30 AM TO 4 PM|
|Wednesday||8:30 AM TO 4 PM|
|Thursday||8:30 AM TO 4 PM|
|Friday||8:30 AM TO 4 PM|
*Summer hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
The Records Division will have late hours on certain designated evenings. It is suggested that you call the Records Division at 973-473-7600 in advance to make an appointment to come in after hours and check that the division will be staffed that evening. Accident reports and gun permit applications will be processed during that time as well.
* Closed on all legal and Borough Holidays
Open Public Records Request
Request for documents under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) can be made in person through the Lodi Police Department – Records Division by completing an official OPRA request form available at the police station or by following this link to the form.
***THIS POLICE OPRA FORM IS FOR POLICE REPORTS ONLY, THIS IS NOT FOR ANY BOROUGH BUSINESS *****
Lodi Police Department – Lodi PD OPRA request form
All requests will be reviewed by the Division Commander for compliance with the act and processed in a timely fashion according to the law.
Request for Fingerprints
All appointments for fingerprints are done by appointment only by calling 973-473-7600 Ext 8121 or 8123. Fingerprints are done between the hours of 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:30 PM to 3:30 M. Please contact the above number for fees regarding fingerprinting.
Effective 05-01-2008: The Lodi Police Department has been directed by the New Jersey State Police that we no longer will be able to fingerprint persons for reasons other than criminal arrests.
If you need to be fingerprinted for any reason, you must visit the New Jersey State Police web site at at www.njsp.org and look for the link for the appropriate forms pertaining to fingerprinting for such reasons as good conduct, immigration, Visa, expungement, etc. Once you find the appropriate form you must than contact the New Jersey State Police contracted vendor, Sagem Morpho at 877-503-5981 or visit their web site at www.bioapplicant.com/nj.
Request for Police Reports
Police accident reports (NJTR1) are available for pickup at the Lodi Police Department during the normal hours of operation as listed above.
Accident reports are also available online at Lexis Nexis approx. 3 to 5 business days after your accident has been reported for a fee of $6.00 and is payable by credit card. You may also call Lexis Nexis at 866-215-2771.
Accident reports are available by mail by sending a self addressed stamped envelope to the police department at the following address along with a check for $5.00 made payable to the Lodi Police Department:
Lodi Police Department
ATTN: Records Division / Accident Reports
1 Memorial Drive
Lodi, NJ 07644
* Fax reports ARE NOT available from the Records Division.
- NJ State Police Application for Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or Handgun Purchase Permit
- NJ State Police Consent of Mental Health form
Good Conduct Letters
“Good Conduct Letters” are commonly needed for immigration purposes, Visa’s etc. The Lodi Police Department is only permitted to perform computer checks for conduct and criminal records which may have occurred in the Borough of Lodi from the year 1994 to Present. If you need a full criminal history check prior to 2004 you must follow the procedures outlined at the New Jersey State Police web site at http://www.njsp.org and look for the appropriate forms concerning “Good Conduct”
In order for any checks to be made for the Borough of Lodi, they must be done in person at the police station and you must provide valid government identification with a photo showing a current Lodi address within the Borough of Lodi. You MUST be a Lodi resident for at least one (1) year.
Request for Discovery
All request for discovery by attorneys representing clients must be made in writing, specifying what is requested of the department for compliance with the request and must be made on official letterhead from the firm or individual requesting such documents.
Defendant request for discovery must also be in writing and made in the same fashion as above.
All fees regarding discovery request are governed by ordinance and are on a sliding scale based on total documents requested, media reproduction cost, time required for request, etc. Fees for specific request are available by contacting the Records Division at 973-473-7600 Ext 8123.
Residential & Business Alarm info and permits
The Borough of Lodi enacted an ordinance on March 9, 2009, which covers security alarms installed in residences and businesses. This Ordinance has some stipulations with regard to obtaining permits for alarm systems and the renewal of these permits on a yearly basis. The failure for someone who does not register their alarm or renew their permit with the Lodi Police Department will be subject to a fine of up to $50.00 as stated in the Ordinance.