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Effective until further notice:

The New Brunswick Police Department will take reports over the phone for non-emergency incidents and minor crimes. 
Taking a report over the phone is at the OPTION of the Caller.  This service is being provided if individuals wish to limit their exposure to other individuals and would prefer not to have an officer respond to their residence or place of reporting.  Of course, if a caller would prefer to speak with an officer in person, an officer will be dispatched to their location, as usual.  If a report is taken over the phone and the officer determines the nature of the incident is more serious, an officer will be dispatched to the caller for further investigation and/or follow up.


  • All civilian fingerprinting, not required by law or statute, will be suspended. Megan's Law registrants must still be fingerprinted as per their court orders. Megan's Law registrants must make an appointment with their assigned detective prior to coming to police headquarters.
  • All firearms applications are now handled online and can be located at the following website: www.njportal.com/njsp/fars When prompted to enter an ORI #, please enter NJ0121400.  This ensures that the New Brunswick Police Department receives your application.  You will be advised via the telephone number used on the application when the background investigation and all pertinent paperwork is complete and available for pickup.  As always, if there are any questions with regard to the application process, you can contact the Identification Bureau 732-745-5216. 
  • Handicap permit applicants will still be accepted, but applicants must make an appointment with the Police Director's Office prior to coming to police headquarters.
  • The front desk is open for business as usual 24/7. 
  • The Police Records Room is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. 

wslogo1Anthony A. Caputo, Director

Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office Community Listening Session on Use of Force

Mission Statement
The New Brunswick Police Department is committed to providing a safe and peaceful environment in the City of New Brunswick through effective and impartial law enforcement. The New Brunswick Police Department shall respond to the needs of its residents through active participation in community partnerships. The New Brunswick Police Department shall accept only the highest caliber personnel with a demonstrated ability to meet and exceed standards for personal and professional conduct. The New Brunswick Police Department will extend the utmost courtesy and respect to all residents, visitors and employees within the City and will be accountable for the actions of its members at all times.

25 Kirkpatrick Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
(732) 745-5200

Front Desk Sergeant
(732) 745-5226

Records Room
(732) 745-5212

All Emergencies, dial 9-1-1