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March 17, 2020 - Crime Reporting during State of Emergency

Bridgewater, NJ - To protect the officers and personnel of the Bridgewater Police Department, as well as the community from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), we will be implementing a reporting process that allows an officer to contact you by phone after the incident has been reported to Somerset County Communications. Officers will contact you at the number provided to dispatch for crimes/incidents such as Harassment (Phone Calls and non-Domestic Violence), Hit and Run Accidents, Fraud and Financial Crimes, Identity Theft, Thefts, Lost Property, Criminal Mischief, Property Damage, and Threats.


Please note that telephone reports are intended for offenses that do not require a police response due to violence or the need to collect evidence. The officer will confirm with the complainant that:


  • This is not an emergency.

  • The complainant knows that filing a false police report is a crime.

  • The incident occurred within the Bridgewater Township limits.

  • The complainant understands that the Bridgewater Township Police Department will review this case and may contact them if further information is needed.


After the Report is taken:

When finished with the call, the officer will give the complainant a case number to reference at a later date and time. If documents are needed, such as written statements, they may be faxed or emailed to that officer, brought to the police department, or lastly, meet the outside in the open.


Please note that telephone reports are intended for offenses that do not require a police response due to violence or the need to collect evidence.


This process allows the public to report crimes in which the complainant does not have access to a computer to utilize the self-reporting system located on our website (secure.coplogic.com/dors/startreport/300000272).


Anyone requesting a copy of an incident report can call our Records Bureau at 908-725-4044 or email Records@bridgewaterpd.com. A copy of the report can be emailed back to the requesting party. Make sure to provide your name, phone number, email address, and case number.


Crash reports can be obtained by utilizing https://policereports.lexisnexis.com/


We will do our best to assist the public in any way we can. However we need the community to follow the recommendations of the CDC and limited their exposure risks.


Thank you,

Acting Chief Payne



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