Motor Vehicle Accident Reports
Motor Vehicle Crash/Accident reports are usually ready for the public no later than five (5) business days after the date of the accident. For your convenience Crash Reports may be obtained by mail, fax, in person or on line over the internet. Instructions for obtaining your reports are as follows:
OBTAINING YOUR CRASH REPORT ON LINE
Reports can be obtained by following the link below to the Bernardsville Police Dept. accident report database.
OBTAINING YOUR REPORTS IN PERSON, VIA MAIL OR FAX
To receive your report via mail or fax call the Bernardsville Police Department Records Bureau at 908-766-0037 ext. 113 or 134. Request a copy of your accident report and specify your preferred method of delivery. We will need the name of the person involved, date and location of the accident along with the required fax number or mailing address.
Send or deliver a self addressed stamped envelope to:
Bernardsville Police Department
Attn: MVA REPORTS, 166 Minebrook Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924
Criminal History Record Checks
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING YOUR CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORD
An individual may obtain a criminal history record check via electronic live scan at one of the approved sites. The New Jersey State Police uses the live scan fingerprinting services provided by Morpho Trak, Inc., a private company under contract with the State of New Jersey. The Bernardsville Police Department can not process Criminal History Requests for the general public. Go to the New Jersey State Police Website for further information and required submission forms required to process your request.
For further assistance, you can contact the Bernardsville Police Department Records Bureau at 908-766-0037, Ext. 113 or Ext. 134
Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
OPRA is a law that allows you to request identifiable borough records. An OPRA request must be sufficiently precise so that the Records Clerk can identify the documents you seek. OPRA allows request for records, not request for information. Borough officials are not obligated to research borough records to ascertain which records, if any, might be responsive to a broad and unclear OPRA request. The borough has seven business days to reply to an OPRA request.
Please download the Bernardsville Police Department OPRA Request Form and complete it. Once completed and signed, you may forward the document to records via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), Records Fax (908-766-2084), or in person for processing. Please advise the records bureau if your request hasn't been acknowledged by the seventh business day.