Operations Division

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The commander of the Operations Division is:
Captain Mark McGrath.
Communications Bureau

The Communications Bureau is staffed with E-911 and EMD (Emergency Medical Dispatcher) certified Supervisors and civilian Public Safety Telecommunicators who are responsible for all emergency services dispatching for the police, fire and the first aid squad. All 9-1-1 and non-emergency calls are received by the personnel in this bureau. In addition, they monitor other emergency radio frequencies, computer terminals and an assortment of alarm operations.

Applicants interested in a career as a civilian Public Safety Telecommunicators should apply through the Township Human Resources Department.


Bureau of Special Services

The Bureau of Special Services has diverse functions. One primary function is the Academy Training Programs for the department. This office schedules all the training for civilian and non-civilian personnel. In addition, all the planning for Special Police officers and the School Crossing Guard Program is coordinated here. Also schedules extra duty work when off-duty police officers are needed or required. Lastly, all new recruits for the department are processed through this office.

Off Duty Employment Form

School Crossing Guard Information


Records and Identification Bureau

All police reports, firearm permits, canvasser's permits, citizenship, and character letters are done through this bureau. They also maintain the Live Scan Automated Fingerprint System which is used for criminal fingerprinting. Copies of all police reports can be obtained 8:30AM to 4:30PM, Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The office stays open late on Tuesdays, until 7:00PM.


Reports

Police reports are available within three working days after the officer takes the report, including accident reports.
 Fees for reports are as follows:
Pages 1-10 75¢ per page
Pages 11-20 50¢ per page
Pages 21+ 25¢ per page
At the discretion of the Records Bureau, a deposit may be required for large requests. Tapes, maps, hearing transcripts, exhibits, drawings, etc. will be charged based upon the actual cost to the agency for reproduction. The Custodian of Records will inform the requestor of these special charges and elicit agreement in writing prior to reproduction.

Beginning March 1, 2016

Wayne Police Motor Vehicle Accident reports are available on-line 24/7 in partnership with CARFAX. 

For access please visit: www.crashdocs.org 

Reports are normally approved and posted within 7 days from the date the accident occurred. All fees established pursuant to the New Jersey State Statue.


Firearms

The Record and Identification Bureau also handles all Firearms Purchaser ID Card and Purchaser Permit applications, including duplicate, lost and change of address documentation.

Firearms Information - New Jersey State Police

Firearms Application


Handicapped ID Placards 

Temporary

Temporary Handicapped Placards are valid for 6 months and are available to any person with a temporary disability.  Below is a link to the application which must be completed by the applicant and signed by a physician.  Wayne residents must return the completed application to the Wayne Police Records Bureau during their normal business hours. 

Temporary Disability Form.


Permanent

If you have lost the use of one or more limbs or you are permanently disabled and cannot move without an assisting device, you are eligible for handicapped plates and a placard that gives you special parking privileges.

Permanent placards or license plates are obtained through the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

Permanent Disability Form.


OPRA (Open Public Records Act) Request

OPRA is the State statute that replaces the old “Right to Know Law” which governs the public’s access to government records in New Jersey.  The law is compiled in the statutes as N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. Specifically, OPRA is intended to: 

1.  Expand the public’s right of access to government records
2.  Create an administrative appeals process if access is denied
3.  Define what records are and are not "government records"


Request for Police Department Public Records

For more information on OPRA see the Citizen's Guide to the Open Public Records Act.

Town Hall

475 Valley Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 8:30am-4:30pm
Tuesdays open until 7:00 pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays

Wayne DPW Complex

201 Dey Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Weekdays 7:30am-3:30pm
Sat & Sun: Closed
Closed on State Holidays