Police Records

The Rutgers Police Department retains the original documents generated by the Camden Division of the Police Department. Copies of motor vehicle accident reports, criminal and non-criminal investigation reports and/or other incidents reported to the Police Department may be obtained through the Records Bureau between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays).  Rutgers University is governed by the provisions of the Open Public Records Act (OPRA) and will disseminate reports and other relevant statistics in accordance with these guidelines.

Police Reports

Police incident and motor vehicle crash reports generally take 5 to 7 business days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays) before they are available to the public.

The Central Records Bureau provides the following services:

  • Copies of incident and accident reports (available within 5 - 7 business days of incident) 
  • Discovery for pending Court actions (including the reproductions of photos when necessary) 
  • Surveys of Crime Statistics (Uniform Crime Report)

Police reports will only be released upon receipt of a completed, signed, Police Report Incident Request form.

Public Access to Government Records

The University Custodian of Records, within the department of Enterprise Risk Management, Ethics and Compliance, is responsible for accepting and responding to the public's requests for records pursuant to New Jersey's Open Public Records Act ("OPRA").  Requests for records maintained by the Police Department, other than police reports, shall be routed to the University Custodian of Records. You may download and print a form to request a government record from the University Custodian of Records website.

Background Request

Requests to complete a records/background check on a former/current student, faculty of staff member shall be forwarded to the Central Records Bureau.  Please complete the incident request form along with a signed release form and fax the request to 856-964-8480.

Related Forms

For questions relating to Police Records, please contact Ashley Jensen at 856-225-2930 or via email at Ashley.Jensen@Rutgers.edu.