Police - Service Division
The service division is under the command of Capt. Thomas McDonough. The service division encompasses the records bureau, police communications/dispatch, alcoholic beverage control, taxi licensing and enforcement.
The records bureau maintains all police records (reports), evidence and property. Records bureau personnel prepare OPRA requests, reports for the prosecutor's office, as well as discovery reports for defense attorneys. The records bureau offers fingerprinting service to the public for private employment and licensing. The contracting of off-duty police officers for traffic control and security is also the responsibility of the records bureau.
Police reports, including accident reports, can be picked at the records bureau, located inside Police Headquarters, 90 Monmouth Street, Red Bank, NJ, between the hours of 8:00a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Not all police reports are public record. It is suggested that you contact the records bureau at 732-530-2712 prior to coming to Police Headquarters to pick up a police report to ensure that the report that you are seeking is a "public record". You can also check the Government Records Council website to ascertain if a particular police report is a public record. Motor vehicle accident reports are considered public records.
The police communications/dispatch is manned 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A police dispatcher or patrol officer staffs the police desk. Police, fire and first aid (EMS) are all dispatched from the police desk. A computer aided dispatch system (CAD) is used for dispatching all calls for service. Records personnel maintain the computer network and Criminal Justice Information System. Initial and in service training of police dispatchers is conducted by the records bureau.
Alcoholic beverage control consists of licensing of employees, background investigations for the transfer or sale of a liquor license, and enforcement of the Alcohol Beverage Control laws. Applications for employee ABC licensing can be picked up at the records bureau, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or downloaded off this website by going to the main page and clicking on "forms." As part of the enforcement of the ABC laws, a federal grant was awarded to the department for the Cops in Shops program. This program has been successfully implemented in an effort to curb under aged drinking
Taxi licensing and enforcement is conducted through the records bureau. Applications for taxi licenses can be accessed by going to the main page of this site and clicking on "forms" or they can be picked up at the records bureau during the regular operating hours.