The Police Records Bureau, which maintains all police reports, operates Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. Requests for copies of reports can be made during those hours. There is a nominal charge for copies.
Applications for Firearms Identification Cards and Pistol Purchase Permits are handled through the Detective Bureau. These permits can be obtained on Tuesdays & Thursday between 9:00 am and 10:00 pm, provided personnel are available. There are set fees for applications.
Residents may register their bicycles at no cost by bringing them to Police Headquarters on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Fingerprinting services are offered to Borough Residents free of charge on Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Residents must bring identification.
The Hawthorne Police Department Mission Statement
We the employees of the Hawthorne Police Department are here to serve all people within our jurisdiction with respect, fairness and sensitivity. Our commitment is to the prevention of crime and to the protection of life and property; the preservation of peace, order and safety; the enforcement of laws and ordinances; and to the safeguarding of constitutional guarantees. With community policing as our foundation, we are driven by goals to enhance the quality of life, conduct thorough investigations, seek solutions and foster security for citizens in our community. We nurture public trust by holding ourselves to the highest standards of performance and ethics.
To fulfill our mission, the Hawthorne Police Department is dedicated to providing its employees with quality training and leadership.
The HAWTHORNE POLICE DEPARTMENT has received ACCREDITATION from the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police. This accreditation acknowledges the Department's implementation of policies and procedures that are conceptually sound and operationally effective, meeting 112 standards for professional law enforcement operations.