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Firearms Firearms Information  | Related Forms

Q1.

As a member of a police department, how do we request firearms look-up information?

A1.

Please fax a request on police department letterhead. Our fax number is 609-406-9826. If you require immediate assistance, please dial 609-882-2000 ext. 2060 or 2061.


Q2.

How do you obtain a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card and/or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun?

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A2.

You must apply at your local police department. If you do not have a local police department or you are an out of state resident, you must apply at the nearest New Jersey State Police station (excluding toll roads, stations on the New Jersey Turnpike, Garden State Parkway, and Atlantic City Expressway).

Out of State residents may only apply for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card. For any further information outlining specific requirements, contact your police department or nearest New Jersey State Police station.


Q3.

How do you buy rifles and/or shotguns, including bb, pellet, and black powder rifles?

A3.

It is the responsibility of the seller of the shotguns, including bb, pellet, firearm to ascertain that the buyer has a and black powder rifles? Firearms Purchaser Identification Card plus one additional form of photo identification and a completes Certificate of Eligibility. The information contained on the Firearms Purchaser Identification Card must match the identification of the transferor. A Certificate of Eligibility can be obtained at any licensed firearms dealer, or this web site.


Q4.

How do you buy handguns, including bb, pellet, and black powder handguns.

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A4.

A Permit to Purchase a Handgun must be completed on each handgun transferred in this state. It is the responsibility of the seller of the handgun to ascertain that the buyer has a valid Permit to Purchase a Handgun and one additional form of identification. The information on the Handgun Purchase Permit must match the identification of the transferor. ( i.e, name address, DOB, sex, etc.) The permit must be completed by the seller and buyer. It is the responsibility of the seller to forward the copies to the appropriate authority. Instructions are printed on the permit.


Q5.

When is fingerprinting required?

A5.

Individuals must be fingerprinted when applying for a Firearms Purchaser Identification Card or a Permit to Purchase a Handgun.

An individual making application for a handgun purchase permit who possessed a valid firearms purchaser identification card, or who has previously obtained a handgun purchase permit from the same licensing authority for which he or she was previously fingerprinted, and who provides other reasonable satisfactory proof of his or her identity, in the discretion of the chief of police or Superintendent, need not be fingerprinted again.

An individual seeking a Permit to Carry a Handgun must be fingerprinted upon the initial application and each subsequent renewal.

Fee - $57.50 current fee for fingerprint submission. This fee shall be paid directly to MORPHO TRAK at the time you schedule your appointment for fingerprinting. Additional information can be obtained from your local police department or nearest New Jersey State Police station.

Police departments with questions concerning fingerprints or fees, please contact the Criminal Information Unit at ext. 2991.


Q6.

How do you transport firearms?

A6.

Firearms shall be carried unloaded and contained in a closed and fastened case, gunbox, securely tied package, or locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported.

Ammunition must be transported in a separate container and locked in the trunk of the automobile in which it is being transported.If the vehicle does not have a compartment separate from the passenger compartment, the firearm must be in a locked container other than the vehicle's glove compartment or console.


Q7.

How do you become a gunsmith, retail or wholesale firearms dealer, or get information on ammunition sales and/or gunsmithing?

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A7.

You must first obtain a letter from your local zoning official which states that firearm and/or ammunition sales are permitted from your location.

Once you receive this letter, send the original to the:

New Jersey State Police
Firearms Investigation Unit
Post Office Box 7068
West Trenton, New Jersey 08628-0068.


You will then be sent an application package which should be completed in its entirety and forwarded to the Firearms Investigation Unit.


Q8.

How do I apply for a permit to carry a handgun?

A8.

If you reside in New Jersey, you must apply with municipal police department where reside. If the municipality where you reside is serviced by the New Jersey State Police, you must apply at the station which covers your municipality. Out of state residents must apply to the New Jersey State Police station nearest to their geographic location. Armored car employees must apply with the New Jersey State Police, regardless of where they reside.

New Jersey does not have laws which allow individuals with valid permits to carry a handguns from other states to carry a handgun in New Jersey.


Q9.

If I inherit a firearm what must I do?

A9.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3j, a firearm purchaser identification card and/or a handgun purchase permit shall not be required for the passing of a firearm upon the death of an owner thereof to his/her heir or legatee, whether the same by testamentary bequest or by the laws of intestacy. The firearm must be legal to possess in New Jersey and the persN.J.S.A. 2C:58-3con receiving the firearm shall not be prohibited by before receiving the firearm. If the heir or legatee does not qualify to acquire and possess the firearm, then ownership may be retained for a period not to exceed 180 days provided the firearm is transferred to the chief law enforcement officer of the municipality or the superintendent during such period.


Q10.

I have moved to New Jersey from another state. May I continue to possess my firearm(s)?

A10.

Firearms which have been legally acquired in another state and are legal to possess in New Jersey may be brought to New Jersey by the owner when residency is established. The owner may VOLUNTARILY register the firearm(s) by completing a Voluntary Form of Firearms Registration, however the owner is not obligated to do so.


Private Detectives Private Detective/Security Info  | Related Forms

Q1.

What Rules Govern the Private Detective Industry?

A1.

The Private Detective Act of 1939 and the Administrative Rules and Regulations define the statutory obligations of anyone applying for or operating under a private detective license in the State of New Jersey.

As mandated the New Jersey State Police, Private Detective Unit has the responsibility to administer and regulate those individuals engaged in the private detective industry.


Q2.

What are the Qualifications to become a Private Detective?

A2.

Applicant must be 25 years of age and a U.S. citizen.

Applicant must possess good character, competency and integrity.

Applicant must have a minimum of 5 years experience with an organized police department of the State, County or a Municipality or an investigative agency of the United States of America or possess 5 years investigative experience which can be documented. Applicant must successfully complete a comprehensive background investigation, which includes a criminal history fingerprint check, NOTE: An individual may only serve as qualifier for one agency, however they may hold a corporate office position for more than one company.


Q3.

How do I obtain a Private Detective License?

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A3.

If qualified, applications may be obtained online at www.njsp.org
Click on “Services” then “Forms to Download”


Q4.

Do I need a Private Detective License to operate a security company in New Jersey?

A4.

At the present time, Yes. However, the Security Officer Registration Act, (SORA) will be implemented in the fall of 2006. All aspects of private security, executive protection and security officers will be required to comply with SORA by January 1, 2007.


Q5.

What are the fees for a New Jersey Private Detective License?

A5.

The cost for an Individual license is $250.00, Corporation, Partnership, LLP, and LLC, is $300.00.


Q6.

How long is a New Jersey licensed issued for?

A6.

All issued private detective licenses are valid for a two year period and are subject to renewal thereafter.


Q7.

Can an active law enforcement officer hold a Private Detective license?

A7.

No, While an active member of a organized police department he/she cannot hold a private detective license or be a member of a corporate structure.


Q8.

Do I have to be a resident of New Jersey to be a licensed Private Detective?

A8.

No, out of state residents may obtain a private detective license provided he/she meets the listed qualifications.


Q9.

How do I apply for a Private Security Agency License/ Security Officer Certification or Security Officer Instructor Certification?

A9.

All SORA applications will be submitted and paid for electronically via the Internet. Creation of the electronic applications and e-commerce systems are near completion. The requisite fees and experience are explained in the Security Officer Rules and Regulations.


Q10.

What are the qualifications required to apply for a Security Agency License/ Security Officer Certification or Security Officer Instructor Certification?

A10.

Requisite experience for each a application is outlined in the Security Officer Rules and Regulation which can be found at www.njsp.org Click on “Services” then Private Detective/Security Info.

 



Casino Gaming Back

Q1.

How Can I contact the Casino Gaming Bureau?

A1.

609-441-7464


Q2.

How can I contact a gaming law enforcement agency outside of New Jersey?

A2.

Other Gaming Law Enforcement Agencies


Q3.

I have been arrested for underage gambling, what are the penalties?

A3.

CCA 5:12-119


Q4.

Where will my court case be held?

A4.

If you have been arrested for Underage Gambling, or any disorderly or petty disorderly offense, it will be heard in the Atlantic City Municipal Court. If you have been arrested for an indictable offense it will be forwarded to the Atlantic County Superior Court.


Q5.

How can I get discovery for my client’s casino related arrest?

A5.

New Jersey State Police CJRB


Q6.

How can I contact an Atlantic City Casino Security Department?

A6.

Atlantic City Casinos


Q7.

I am with a law enforcement agency that needs help with an on going criminal investigation, who do I contact?

A7.

Casino Investigations Unit


Q8.

I am a victim of Identity Theft, who can I contact?

A8.

www.njsp.org , www.consumer.gov/idtheft , www.ssa.gov/pubs/idtheft.htm

 


Office of Employee and Organization Development (OEOD)

Q1.

What types of services does the OEOD handle?

A1.

The OEOD provides assessment, consultation, and referral services in the areas of:

     
  • relationship, marital or family
  • chemical dependence and codependency
  • domestic violence
  • depression and anxiety
  • occupational stress including critical incident stress
  • psychological, personal, and behavioral difficulties
  • job performance issues
  • grief, separation, and loss

Q2.

Is the OEOD really confidential?

A2.

The hallmark of OEOD is confidentiality. The OEOD must adhere to Federal Confidentiality Laws as well as the ethical mandates of the profession. All clients are asked to sign a statement of confidenciality at the time of service. This form states that everything is confidential and information will not be released unless the client signs a release of information. The only exception to this is if a client appears to be a danger to self or others. The OEOD by law has a duty to warn and protect any people who may be at risk for harm.

There is no record in your personnel file file documenting that you have used the OEOD. The OEOD by law cannot share any information without your written permission. All OEOD files are confidential and remain with the OEOD.


Q3.

Who uses the OEOD?

A3.

OEOD is utilized by personnel at all levels of the organization. Many people find it useful to consult with an objective professional when they are experiencing stress, personal concerns, or are in the midst of a life transition.


Q4.

What can I expect from the OEOD?

A4.

You can expect to meet with an OEOD coordinator for one to six sessions for problem identificaiton and short term consultation focused on problem solving. Your OEOD coordinator, if needed, will refer you and or your family member for on-going counseling to health care providers in your insurance network with the appropriate expertise, licensure, or certification.


Q5.

Where is the OEOD located?

A5.    Location and contacts listed below.

 

800-FOR-NJSP
Jim Nestor
Director
Office of Employee and Organization Development
609-292-6039

210 South Broad Street, 5th Floor
P.O. Box 062
Trenton, NJ 08625

 

Name

Title

Region

Phone #

Jackie Pestana

Coordinator

North

 609-292-0710

 

 

 

 

Lisa Bozenhand

Coordinator

Central

 609-943-4822

Karen Husband

Coordinator

 

 609-633-3718

Kathleen Williams

Coordinator

 

 609-292-6065

Lou Mascioli

Coordinator

 

 609-292-6285

Mike Parmenter

Coordinator

 

 609-984-6413

Cinda Burnside

Data Analyst

 

 609-292-8063

Dawn Abatto

Administrative Assistant

 

 609-292-0794

 

 

 

 

Ernie Pescatore

Coordinator

South

 609-292-0074

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Emergency Management

 

From Operational Planning Section

Q1.

How do I know if my community is in . the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)?

A1.

Participation in the NFIP is voluntary The community building official or planning office will know if your community participates.


Q2.

What is a Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA)?

A2.

An area of land that would be inundated by a flood having a 1% chance of occurring in any given year (also referred to as the base or 100-year flood).


Q3.

Q. What is the "100-year flood"?

A3.

It is not the flood that will occur once every 100 years. Rather, it is the flood elevation that has a 1% chance of being equaled or exceeded each year. The 100-year. The 100-year flood, which is the standard used by most Federal and state agencies, is used by the NFIP as the standard for flood plain management and to determine the need for flood insurance.


Q4.

Can I build in the Special Flood Hazard Area?

A4.

Development may take place within the SFHA, provided that development complies with local floodplain management ordinances, which must meet the minimum Federal requirements.


Q5.

What assistance is available for individuals and families affected by a major disaster?

A5.

Rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable. Assistance is available up to 18 months depending on need.

Grants for minimal repairs to make damaged homes habitable.

Grants ranging from several thousand dollars to a maximum $12,900 to help meet serious disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other federal, state and charitable aid programs.

Unemployment payments up to 26 weeks for workers who temporarily lost jobs because of the disaster and who do not qualify for state benefits, such as self-employed individuals.

Low interest loans at 4 or 8 percent to cover uninsured private and business property losses. Loans available up to $200,000 for primary residence; $40,000 for personal property, including renter losses and $1.5 million for businesses.

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Computer Crimes

 

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Missing Persons

 

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Criminal History Background Checks Criminal History Background Checks Info

Q1.

Can I do a check on my friend, neighbor, or relative?

A1.

No.   State law governs the dissemination of criminal history record information compiled and maintained by the Division of State Police.

New Jersey Executive Order Number 123 (1985), and its successor, Executive Order Number 69 (1997), both exempt criminal history record information from the category of records automatically available to the public under New Jersey's Right to Know Law, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. Only a federal or state statute, rule, regulation, administration code, or executive order could mandate release of criminal history record information to you. Criminal history record information may only be accessed by an authorized individual or agency for an authorized purpose.


Q2.

Can I do a record check on a perspective employee (babysitter, gardener)?

A2.

Yes.   N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.2(a)2 authorizes the dissemination of criminal history record information to a person or non-governmental entity of this State for the purpose of employment.


Q3.

My previous employer did a record check; is it necessary to have another done for a new job?

A3.

Yes.   Since the results of a record check are dated and may have changed since your last background check, your new employer may require a new check be conducted. This of course is at the discretion of your new employer.


Q4.

Can an attorney or private detective do a background check?

A4.

Yes.   N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.2(a)3 authorizes attorneys licensed by the state of New Jersey to obtain criminal history record information for any contested matters docketed in any State or Federal courts or administrative agencies of this State.

Requests must be by the submission of a subpoena.

Yes.   N.J.A.C. 13:59-1.2(a)4 authorizes private detectives licensed by the Division of State Police pursuant to N.J.S.A. 45:19-8 et seq. for purposes of obtaining information in furtherance of the performance of their statutorily authorized functions, as specifically enumerated by N.J.S.A. 45:19-9(a)1 to 9.

Requests may be submitted utilizing the SBI 212B Form.

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