Q. I just purchased a car seat for my child. How can I tell if it is installed properly?
NOTE: The Child Passenger Restraint Program will resume on 04/15/2014.
Q. How do I obtain a copy of a police report?
A. A copy of your MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT REPORT or INCIDENT REPORT# will be available after 5 BUSINESS days. You may pick up your report Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00AM to 3:45 PM, WEDNESDAYS 9:00 AM – 7:15 PM at the Records Bureau. The fee for PICK-UP on ACCIDENT & INCIDENT REPORTS IS *$.05 PER PAGE.* NO REPORT WILL BE MAILED, E-MAILED OR FAXED UNLESS REQUESTED BY MAIL. To obtain copies by mail, fax or E-mail, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope, Fax Number, or E-Mail address AND a check for $5.00 (Made payable to "Borough of Fort Lee". Please include your name, (Owner's name if different), type of report, case number, date report was taken and a daytime phone number for confirmation.
Q. How can I obtain a handicapped parking permit?
A. Temporary handicapped parking permits are available from the Chief's Secretary at the Fort Lee Police Headquarters. The permits are valid for a 6 month period and may be renewed for an additional 6 month period by repeating the initial application process. The original handicapped placard will be surrendered at this time.
Applications for a temporary permit are available from the Chief's Secretary, 9 AM to 3:45 PM, Monday to Friday (excluding holidays). There are three items that are needed; an application completed by the applicant, a prescription from the applicant's doctor, and a check for $4.00 made out to "New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles". These items are then returned to the Chief's Secretary for processing. The permit will be then be issued in a timely manner.
Permanent handicapped parking placards and plates are issued by the New Jersey Division of Motor Vehicles. Applications are available from any DMV office.
Q. How can I get my fingerprints taken by the Fort Lee Police?
A. Non-criminal fingerprinting is done by the Fort Lee Police on Monday – Friday at 2 PM and on Wednesday evenings at 7 PM. There is a fee of $5.00 per fingerprint card.
This service is only available to Fort Lee residents and those who need their fingerprints taken for a Fort Lee based business.
For questions regarding fingerprinting, please contact Det. Frank Pantaleo at 201-592-3786.
Q. I receive calls from solicitors asking for donations for various police-related charities. Are they legitimate? Should I donate to them?
A. The Fort lee Police Dept. never solicits donations over the phone. Fort Lee Police Officers are members of the New Jersey State Policemen's Benevolent Association, Local 245. Fort Lee PBA 245 only conducts a fund drive through the mail, usually once a year. Telephone calls from other groups representing themselves as "law enforcement" organizations are frequently made by telemarketing firms.
There are two things to remember when donating to a charity. Firstly, only give to a bona fide charity that you know is legitimate. And secondly, only give what you can afford.
Q. My car was impounded by the Fort Lee Police. How do I get it back?
A. To retrieve the car, the registered owner of the vehicle must respond to Fort Lee Police Headquarters in person and obtain a release for the vehicle. The owner should bring a valid driver's license, valid registration, and a valid proof of insurance. This procedure is for routine police impounds may not apply if the vehicle is being held for investigative purposes.
When you come for the release, the Fort Lee Police will direct you to the impound yard. Towing and storage fees will apply and are payable to the tow service at the time of pick up. The Fort lee Police Department uses several different tow services on a rotating basis. Towing and storage fees are covered by Borough Ordinance. For questions regarding the towing or storage fees of your vehicle, please contact Traffic Officer Pedro Morey 201-592-3515.