FAQ

  • RECORDS

  • How do I go about getting a gun permit?

    To own a gun in New Jersey (NJ), you must complete paperwork and submit a background check. If you intend to buy a rifle or a shotgun, the process is similar no matter where you apply. If you intend to purchase and/or carry a handgun, however, you will need some additional paperwork.

    Refer to the New Jersey state police website for details on the procedure to obtain a gun permit or you can call 201-295-5022 for further information.

  • Where do I get a copy of a police report?

    Police reports can be obtained in person at the West New York Police Records Bureau located at:

    428 60th St. – Tyler Pl.
    West New York, NJ 07093.

    The West New York Department Records Bureau hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday, from 9:00am to 3:30pm, excluding national holidays. 

    To obtain police reports from the West New York Police Department, you must visit the Records Division in person.
    The cost of a police report is currently $5 (Cash or money orders accepted).

    Please contact Records Bureau at 201-295-5022 if you require any further information.

  • Where do I get my fingerprints taken?

    Fingerprints can be taken at the West New York Licensing Bureau (Town Hall- Room 26)

    Fingerprints can be taken Mon through Friday and must be scheduled, Please contact the Licensing Bureau at (201)-295-5040 to schedule an appointment.

  • How do I obtain a liquor license?

    To obtain a liquor license you must contact the West New York Licensing Bureau at (201)-295-5040 for further information.

  • COMMUNITY

  • What can I do about noisy neighbors?

    Please call the West New York Police Department dispatch center at (201) 295-5000 to report any noise complaint that may be occurring in your neighborhood.

  • What can I do if my neighbor's dog keeps barking constantly?

    Please call the West New York Police Department dispatch center at (201) 295-5000 to report any noise complaint that may be occurring in your neighborhood. You may also call the Township of West New York Health Department at (201) 295-5070 to report an animal nuisance.

  • What can I do about repeat car alarms?

    Please call the West New York Police Department dispatch center at (201) 295-5000 to report any noise complaint that may be occurring in your neighborhood.

  • What can I do if I believe there are drugs being sold in my neighborhood?

    Please contact the West New York Police Department Detective Division at (201)-295-5011 to report any criminal activity that you may have witnessed in the past. You may report this incident anonymously. If you see a criminal incident occurring, please contact the West New York Police Department dispatch center at (201) 295-5000 or dial 9-1-1!

  • What can I do about motor vehicles constantly speeding down the street?

    Please contact the West New York Police Department Traffic Division during regular business hours to report any habitual incidents of speeding down residential streets. If there is an aggressive driver creating an immediate threat or nuisance you should contact the West New York Police Department dispatch center at (201) 295-5000. Please try and document any information on the vehicle in question including license plate number, state of registration, color, make, model, and driver description.

  • Who do I contact to complain about an abandoned vehicle?

    Please contact the West New York Police Department Traffic Division at (201) 295-5025 Mon-Fri 8:00 am-4:00 pm to report any motor vehicle that appears to have been abandoned in our neighborhood.

  • GENERAL

  • How many police officers does the West New York Police Department have?

    The West New York Police Department currently has 125 sworn law enforcement officers.

  • How can I get a West New York Police Department uniform patch?

    We receive many requests from patch collectors to obtain one of our police uniform patches. Due to the limited resources of uniform patches, as well as security concerns, the West New York Police Department is currently unable to honor any patch requests at this time. We appreciate your interest in the West New York Police Department and apologize for this inconvenience.

  • How do I become a West New York Police Officer?

    The West New York Police Department is a civil service employer and is governed by rules set forth by the New Jersey Department of Personnel. As a result, we select candidates from eligibility lists that are supplied to us by the State of New Jersey. Township residents wishing to pursue a career with the West New York Police Department must obtain a Law Enforcement Exam (LEE) test application through the New Jersey Department of Personnel (NJDOP). For more information visit our employment section.

  • How do I know whether to dial 911 or the police department main telephone number?

    Only dial 911 when there is a life or death emergency that requires the immediate response of emergency services such as police, fire or emergency medical services. All 911 calls are received by emergency 911 operators who are trained to screen calls quickly and efficiently. When there is a situation that requires police response but is not an emergency, use 201-295- 5000

  • How do I become a WNY Telecommunications Operator?

    Residents of the Town of West New York who wish to pursue a career as a Telecommunications Operator for the West New York Police Department can contact the West New York Department of Public Safety for more information. The Department of Public Safety is located at Town Hall.

  • How do I address a letter to a member of the police department?

    Rank or Title and Name of Police Department Member and badge # if known
    West New York Police Department
    428 60th st, West New York, NJ 07093

  • What should I do if there is a dog running loose in my neighborhood?

    If there is a dog or any other animal in your neighborhood that you believe may pose an imminent threat, please call the West New York Police Department dispatch center at (201) 295- 5000 immediately.

  • How do I go about commending an officer?

    When you want to say thank you for a job well done by a police officer or other employee of the West New York Police Department, you can fill out the officer commendation form online or visit or call the West New York Police Department during regular business hours and ask to speak to a supervisor. You can also write a letter or print and fill out our officer commendation form and mail it to the West New York Police Department, 428 60th St, West New York, New Jersey, 07093. Please try to remember the name of the employee or officer, the date of the occurrence, and the circumstances of how your were assisted. The incident will be reviewed and the police officer or employee could receive an award or letter of commendation.

  • How do I obtain a handicapped parking permit?

    An individual who has temporarily lost the use of one or more limbs, is temporarily disabled as to be unable to ambulate without the aid of an assisting device, or had their mobility otherwise temporarily limited as certified by a physician, may be eligible for a temporary handicapped parking permit. To be eligible for a temporary handicap parking permit, the applicant must obtain an application (ISM/SS-68) from the West New York Police Department Traffic Bureau.

    It is recommended that the application be picked up in person by the applicant. The applicant must have their physician certify the application. The application MUST be completed by a licensed physician or it will not be accepted. Return the completed application to the Police Traffic Bureau along with a $4.00 money order to begin the application process. For more information, please contact the West New York Police Department Traffic Bureau at  (201) 295-5025. Please note that permanent handicapped parking placards may only be obtained through the New Jersey State Motor Vehicle Commission.

  • Where do I pay a ticket?

    Tickets can be paid in person or online through the West New York Violations Bureau. The Violations Bureau is located on the Second Floor of the West New York  Town Hall . The address for Town Hall building is:

    428 60th st
    West New York, New Jersey, 07093

    201-295-5195

    BUSINES HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY 9AM-4:30PM

    TUESDAY HAS EXTENDED HOURS 9AM-7PM

    Most tickets can be paid on-line through the New Jersey State Municipal Courts Direct website.

    NJMC DIRECT- – the fast, secure and convenient way to access your traffic ticket information online.