The Records Division of the Police Department is located in the main lobby.

* Reports are usually ready in 5 business days from the date of incident.

Note: By law, certain police records are not considered public records. The Hillside Police Department may redact parts of reports or deny records pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq.

Records Division Hours of operations:

Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Tuesday until 6:00pm)

To file/create a new vehicle crash report (self-reported):

Self Reporting Crash Form (SR-1)

Copies of Accident Reports

Can be obtained from Records Division  or Via the Internet by:

1. Visiting

2. Entering the Date and  Case Number provided  to you by the officer at the time of the report.

Fingerprinting for most state/federal background checks:

Fingerprinting for employment, firearms applications, personal record checks, liquor licenses, etc. is conducted at the Sagem Morpho applicant centers. Please stop by the records division at police headquarters for the necessary paperwork and instructions for scheduling an appointment with the applicant center. For more information click here.

Fingerprinting for federal background checks only:

By appointment only. Please call 973-926-5800, ext. 227


Fee Schedule:  
Police Reports- (in person) Pages 1-10: $0.75 per page
  Pages 11-20 $0.50 per page
  Pages 21+ $0.25 per page
                           (by mail)  $5.00, plus actual postage
Fingerprint Cards  $10 per card
CD or DVD $20.00
Firearms Purchase Permit $2 each
Firearms Carry Permit $20
Firearms Identification Cards $5
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